Almond Vanilla Smoothie

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A Vanilla, Almond Smoothie. Completely healthy, filling and easy. By Mona Holmes @cookthisgetlaid

A Vanilla, Almond Smoothie. Completely healthy, filling and easy. By Mona Holmes @cookthisgetlaid

There are two schools of thought on smoothies. 

School of Thought #1
by Cook This…Get Laid creator & wife: MONA

“What woman doesn’t want a smoothie? I always want a sip full of good flavor, sometimes slightly sweet, and is filling at the same time. In the warmer months, they’re refreshing.”

School of Thought #2
by Husband of the beloved Mona,  
aka passive participant of this blog team: CRAIG. 

“This is easy, cheap and fast. Women love smoothies. They drink them and say it’s a meal. I don’t understand how they believe this, because a smoothie doesn’t really hold up as lunch, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is that this takes less than five minutes to get from prep into your glass, and her making a big deal that you made something delicious for her.”

No matter which way you go, consider that this tastes like an almond ice cream smoothie. It’s a bit rich from the coconut milk, but you can barely taste it because the almond and vanilla are the lead actors in this smoothie movie. But if you’re not up for that slight coconut taste, simply substitute almond milk.

As the ultimate cheapskates, paying upwards of $9 bucks at our favorite restaurant just isn’t something we’re committed to doing. Which is why we chose to make it at home. Drink this on the go, and you’ll absolutely love this slightly sweet, throw your head back on every sip drink.

Almond, Vanilla Smoothie
Serves 2
A fabulous smoothie that is full of almond and vanilla. While there's coconut milk in it, you can barely taste it.
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  2. 6 dates, pitted (just squeeze them together and pull out the put. This is easier if dates are room temperature)
  3. 3.5 tablespoons raw almond butter, unsalted
  4. 1 teaspoon PURE vanilla extract
  5. 1 pinch sea salt
  6. 2 cups ice (use slightly less if you use almond milk in your smoothie)
Instructions
  1. Include all ingredients in your high speed blender (preferably a Vita Mix or Ninja), and whir on high for about one minute until smooth. If you prefer a very thick smoothie, use less milk. For thin consistency, use slightly more.
Notes
  1. Don't put more ice than instructed, it will turn out very watery. And you can always substitute the coconut milk, but don't expect the same results!
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Inspired by the “I Am Grace” Smoothie from Cafe Gratitude.

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I'm a food writer and home cook that loves to talk about healthy food and romance.
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2 Responses to Almond Vanilla Smoothie

  1. Jill says:

    Hi Mona, it’s Jill, aka Totally Inappropriate Mom! I want to eat this smoothie right now and might even consider boning my husband if he made it for me! Yummy! Awesome site- love it and so glad to have met you.