This vanilla almond milk smoothie is dairy-free, tastes incredible, and is packed with protein. Since it’s made without yogurt or milk, it’s ideal for vegans and people following lactose-free diets.

In this article – we share an easy 3-ingredient recipe for a vanilla almond smoothie that’s dairy-free but full of flavour.

Vanilla is the kind of smoothie flavour that divides the public. Some people think it tastes clean, sweet, and refreshing. Others think it’s just bland and boring. But if you love vanilla, then you’re going to adore this crazy-simple recipe.

How To Make a Vanilla Almond Smoothie

With just 3 ingredients, this basic smoothie is super simple to whip up and tastes amazing. It combines fruit, plant-based milk, and protein powder to create a silky smooth consistency. Plus, there’s no extra sugar or sweeteners involved which makes it a particularly healthy vanilla smoothie.

Frozen bananas are ideal for this recipe and give the mixture a delicious creaminess. Vanilla protein powder adds flavour and nutrients which makes it perfect for a post-workout shake. The almond milk compliments the banana and vanilla protein perfectly to create the ideal consistency. But if you want a super-clean version you can swap out the almond milk for pure water.

Ingredients & Recipe Instructions

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Vanilla Almond Milk Smoothie

Vanilla Almond Milk Smoothie

This vanilla almond milk smoothie is tasty, creamy, and packed with healthy protein. Suitable for vegans, it's the ideal post-workout fuel.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 2 bananas
  • 120ml (½ cup) almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder


  1. Peel the bananas
  2. Blend all the ingredients until smooth
  3. That's it!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 6gSugar: 41gProtein: 19g

Because it only has 3 ingredients, this vanilla almond milk smoothie is incredibly easy to make. You can even use vanilla-flavoured almond milk for an even stronger taste. Just take care to avoid the high-sugar products that some brands sell – they aren’t as healthy as they seem.

When it comes to choosing a protein powder, go for one that’s rich in branch chain amino acids (BCAAs). These are the bad boys that really make a difference to muscle repair and development after a workout. Leucine content is what matters in particular so choose a brand that includes a decent dose.

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Does vanilla taste good in smoothies?

Yes vanilla compliments lots of other flavours in smoothies and is a great addition, whether you add vanilla drops, protein powder, or flavoured nut milk.

Is almond milk a good base for smoothies?

Almond milk makes a great smoothie ingredient since it blends well with lots of different fruit flavours and helps dissolve supplements and protein powders.

Can I use a different milk instead of almond?

Absolutely, you can use whichever type of milk you prefer. Why not try this vanilla soya milk shake.

Vegan Vanilla Almond Smoothie

The Blendery

Written by Caroline, a qualified nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and English, Diploma in Personal Training, and 15+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

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