Ninja Blender Berry Almond Smoothie

Ninja Blender Berry Almond smoothie is a protein-packed recipe that is both vegan and paleo-friendly. Learn how to make at home!

“A great post-workout recovery shake. I added some chocolate whey protein powder to increase the benefits.”

🙂 Jake

Berry Almond, a Ninja Blender Smoothie Recipe, is a creamy and sweet protein-packed smoothie that is both vegan and paleo-friendly. Perfect as a breakfast smoothie, the almond milk and almond butter will leave you feeling full longer while increasing stamina and assisting muscle repair. A healthy way to start your day.

Key Ingredients

The Ninja Blender Berry Almond smoothie ingredients are:


Health Benefits

Bananas
Bananas

BananasBananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.

Mixed Berries
Mixed Berries

Mixed BerriesBerries are some of the most healthy foods one can eat, and they are absolutely delicious. They are loaded with free radical neutralizing antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese, and are high in dietary fiber. Berries are also known to reduce blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity, fight inflammation, and lower cholesterol levels. [Amazon]

Almond Milk
Almond Milk

Almond MilkAlmond milk is a popular nut-based milk replacement that is naturally lactose-free, dairy-free, and completely vegan. It has a surprisingly diverse set of nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, and calcium. Almond milk is also a heart-healthy beverage for those interested in lowering their cholesterol.

Almond Butter
Almond Butter

Almond ButterAlmond butter is made from roasted, ground almonds and is often used as a substitute for peanut butter. It is high in monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E. Almond butter can help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve the health of artery walls.


Equipment Needed

Ninja Blender Smoothie Making Tools

A standard blender is all that is required to make Ninja Blender smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using any one of the many available Ninja Single Serve Blenders as they are quick to set up and very easy to clean.

If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Ninja Blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.

For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.


How To Make This Smoothie

The Ninja Blender Berry Almond smoothie is very easy to make:

  • Step 1: Place banana, mixed berries, almond milk, almond butter, and ice into a Ninja blender and secure the lid.
  • Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
  • Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Recipe Tips And Substitutions

For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.

If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.

Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for even more muscle-nourishing goodness.

Yield: 1

Ninja Blender Berry Almond Smoothie Recipe

Ninja Blender Berry Almond Smoothie Recipe

Ninja Blender Berry Almond smoothie tastes creamy and sweet and is loaded with muscle-building protein. This recipe will show you how to make one.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes

Instructions

    1. Place banana, mixed berries, almond milk, almond butter, and ice into a Ninja Blender and secure the lid.
    2. Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
    3. Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
    4. Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Notes

  1. For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
  2. If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
  3. Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for even more muscle-nourishing goodness.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 15gSugar: 53gProtein: 26g

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Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions

How much protein do almonds contain?

Almonds are a good source of plant-based protein. On average, a standard serving size of almonds, which is about 23 almonds or roughly 28 grams (1 ounce), contains approximately 6 grams of protein. It’s worth noting that besides protein, almonds also provide healthy monounsaturated fats, dietary fiber, vitamin E, and other essential nutrients, making them a wholesome snack or addition to various dishes.

Do bananas contribute to muscle growth?

Bananas aren’t directly responsible for muscle growth in the way that protein-rich foods are. However, they play a supportive role in muscle health and recovery. Bananas are an excellent source of essential nutrients like potassium, which can help prevent muscle cramps and support proper muscle contractions. They also provide easily digestible carbohydrates, vital for replenishing glycogen stores in muscles after a workout. This can aid in faster recovery and provide energy for future workouts. Including bananas in your post-exercise meal or snack, especially when combined with a protein source, can be beneficial for muscle repair and growth.


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