Wondering how to make a smoothie with almond milk? We’ve got you covered… In this post we’ll walk you through 3 simple steps to making one, along with one common pitfall to avoid.
Almond milk smoothies are deelicious and dairy-free. This makes them ideal for people with an intolerance to lactose, or those following a vegan diet. But even if you’re a fan of dairy, smoothies made with almond milk can often taste better. This is because nut milk tends to combine better with fruit and veg than animal milk does.
Smoothies made from almond milk are usually healthier too. If you use the unsweetened version then they contain less calories, cholesterol, and saturated fat (compared to equivalent dairy milk smoothies). So whether you’re making almond milk smoothies for health reasons, ethical beliefs, or taste preferences, here’s how…
How NOT To Make A Smoothie With Almond Milk
Firstly, let’s start with what NOT to do… The most important thing to know is that you shouldn’t mix lemon juice with almond milk. The juice can curdle the milk, which is great if you’re making vegan sour cream, but definitely not good for smoothies! If you’re making a lemon smoothie with almond milk, then just grate in the yellow zest but skip the juice. This will give it a delicate citrus flavour without the nasty curdling effect!
How To Make A Smoothie With Almond Milk [3 Simple Steps]
Now that you know what NOT to do, here’s how to make a smoothie with almond milk in 3 simple steps…
Wash and prep your fruit and veg
Measure out your almond milk (120ml or ½ a cup is usually enough) and any other ingredients
Blend everything together until silky smooth
You can follow these 3 steps to make any kind of almond milk smoothie. For example, if you want to make a banana and PB almond milk smoothie, then peel the banana, measure out the almond milk and peanut butter, and then blend everything together.
Figuring out how to make a fruit smoothie with almond milk can take some trial and error. Depending on the fruit you’re using, you might need to adjust the quantities to get the right flavour or consistency. For example, if you’re wondering how to make a strawberry banana smoothie with almond milk, then here’s the recipe:
120ml (½ cup) almond milk
But if you’re just interested in how to make a strawberry smoothie with almond milk, then it’s not simply a matter of substituting the banana for extra strawberries. The balance of flavour might work, but the texture would be too watery. So in this case you’d also need to reduce the amount of almond milk, or add a thickening base (such as mango or oats).
As a rule of thumb for smoothies, we recommend 1-2 portions of fruit, 1 portion of veg, and 120ml (½ cup) of liquid. You can then play around with different flavour combos, knowing that the consistency will be about right.
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