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Banana “Bread” Smoothie with Defatted Almond Flour and White Beans

Created by Chef Christine Farkas of IHeart Food Consulting on behalf of the Almond Board of California.



Total Time

5 minutes + chill time

Serves: 3 portions
  • 1 ¾ cups, (408 g), Unsweetened, plain almond milk
  • 2 medium bananas, (150 g), Ripe banana, pureed
  • ½ cup (125 mL), (80 g), Cooked white kidney beans
  • 7 tbsp (105 mL), (55 g), Unflavored almond protein
  • 4 whole, (30 g), Pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL), (15 g), Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL), (15 g), Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp (10 mL), (10 g), Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp (10 mL), (10 g), Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL), (3 g) Ground cinnamon
  • Pinch , (0.5 g), Sea salt
  • Pinch, (0.1 g), Ground nutmeg
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Adjust viscosity and level of sweetness and spice as preferred.
  2. Serve chilled, garnish as desired, and enjoy.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Calories 210
Total Fat 2g
Sodium 135mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars (Includes 3g Added Sugars) 16g
Protein 14g
Vitamin D 1mcg
Calcium 332mg
Iron 2mg
Potassium 610mg
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Recipe Features:

  • Easy incorporation of almond protein into recipe, smooth, slightly sweet, and light nutty profile, no grittiness
  • No refined sugar
  • Plant-based/ Vegan/ Gluten Free
  • Complementary proteins (almonds and pulses)
  • Contains 14 g of protein, 4 g of fiber per 8 oz./ 250 mL portion


- For a delicious chocolate banana option, try adding 2tbsp (30mL) cacao powder

- Almond protein powder blends smoothly and easily into this application, providing a subtle sweet almond flavor profile
- White bean puree can be used as substitute of for cooked white beans (aseptic, frozen)
- If using canned white beans, be sure to drain and rinse thoroughly. Cannellini, navy, great northern beans are good options
- Sweetness can be increased by including additional dates or adding additional maple syrup, dates, or agave
- Spice level can be adjusted for preference