Banana Almond Flax Smoothie


Welcome to one of my new absolute favorite healthy smoothies! This Banana Almond Flax Smoothie is like dessert for breakfast and I just can’t get enough of it! Once you try this smoothie you’re going to have to keep an extra stock of frozen bananas on hand at all times, it’s definitely a smoothie you’ll want to make regularly. And the good news is that it’s packed with good for you ingredients. It’s made with almond butter, bananas, ground flax seeds, unsweetened almond milk, plain Greek yogurt, honey and just a few drops of almond extract which takes this smoothie for ordinary to extraordinary! I love when I can find something healthy like this that my whole family loves, kids included. I also love that it’s made with ingredients I always have on hand. One of the most convenient and delicious smoothies – what’s not to love here?

Banana Almond Flax Smoothie | Cooking Classy

Make this soon! I’m almost certain that like me, you’re going to be hooked too. It’s so good you’ll dream about this smoothie! And like any other smoothie it only takes a few minutes to make so it’s a no brainer that you need to try it! (Note that this is double the recipe in the photos. Ahh and those almond butter swirls, whose ready to dive?).

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Banana Almond Flax Smoothie

5 from 1 vote

Yield: 1 smoothie


  • 1 medium well ripened banana , peeled diced into pieces, frozen
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp creamy almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 - 3 drops almond extract (pour into extract lid first then drop in blender so you don't add too much)
  • 4 ice cubes (optional)


  1. To a blender add banana, almond milk, Greek yogurt, almond butter, ground flaxseed, honey and almond extract. Blend until combined then add ice if desired and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
  2. Recipe source: adapted from New York Times



  • Meai: On your twix cookies, can I melt the caramels and cream on a stove? I don’t have a microwave .if so, how? January 10, 2016 at 2:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes just melt together with the cream over low heat stirring constantly. Hope you love them! January 10, 2016 at 4:26pm Reply

  • Katrina: This sounds so crazy satisfying! I love the banana almond combo :) January 10, 2016 at 5:06pm Reply

  • Kelly: Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing!

    xx Kelly January 10, 2016 at 5:35pm Reply

  • Chelsea: Sounds amazing!! Do you have a rough estimate on calories? January 11, 2016 at 5:40am Reply

  • Madeline @ Teen’s Tasty Eats: Sounds delicious and super filling! I love a great smoothie recipe for breakfast and almond and banana sounds like the ultimate perfection! Thanks so much Jaclyn!!

    – Madeline<3 January 12, 2016 at 7:44am Reply

  • gplauren: Looks so delicious and creamy…and it’s healthy, right? (actually, don’t answer that) Thank you Jaclyn! I think I might have to try this! January 12, 2016 at 11:50am Reply

  • Heidi: Hi,
    I use ground flaxseed but they get stuck all around the inside of my blender. Do you know how to prevent that from happening?? (I’m new to making smoothies… Well cooking too lol)
    Thx :) January 13, 2016 at 8:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Not sure why that would be happening but since it’s already ground you could just try stirring it in after blending. January 13, 2016 at 9:39pm Reply

  • Jennifer: wow, I love smoothies going to try tomorrow .thanks January 18, 2016 at 5:06pm Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: I’m a smoothie addict! Adding almond butter and flaxseed is such a great twist. January 21, 2016 at 6:39am Reply

  • Jeanette: This is my favorite smoothie I’ve tried so far! I loved the flavor and it kept me full until lunch time. I am loving your smoothie recipes. January 28, 2016 at 8:51pm Reply

  • saba: Wat if we can find almond butter? Wats the substitute? February 28, 2016 at 3:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would recommend making your own in a food processor just blend almonds until creamy, about 10 minutes. You could use peanut butter here as well but I don’t know that I’d add the almond extract in still and it will have a much different flavor. February 28, 2016 at 4:39pm Reply

  • Barbara: Is there a substitute for the yogurt? I’m trying to cut out dairy. Thanks March 13, 2016 at 11:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Just more almond milk would be fine. I hope you love it! March 16, 2016 at 8:36pm Reply

  • Emma Brunson: Deathly allergic to almonds, what other butters can I use? June 13, 2016 at 7:48am Reply

  • Brad: Can you use normal milk instead of almond milk? And if so, how much normal milk would you use?

    Thanks. Looks delicious. June 29, 2016 at 11:38pm Reply

  • Joni Powell: To the above comments ! Try coconut yogurt in place of greek yogurt you can get it at whole foods !
    And if you download the app called Lose it there is a whole inventory of foods with calories and nutrients in thier database or there is another one called Wholesomeness.
    I believe a TBSP of flaxseed is 30 cal, a TBSP of Almond butter is 70 cal a banana is around 80…and a cup of almond milk is 40 cal so this is a very low cal smoothie. Can’t wait to try it !! July 3, 2016 at 5:10pm Reply

  • Jessica Flory: Wow!!! This smoothie is wonderful!! Sooo delicious and creamy. I added one cup of spinach and a dash of cinnamon. My little boys are scarfing this down! September 8, 2016 at 6:39am Reply

  • mary lee lux: If I remember correctly whole foods grocery has a non dairy yogurt. You can check it out online. October 10, 2016 at 7:19pm Reply

  • Mallory: can i use fresh bananas December 18, 2016 at 11:03am Reply

  • Anna @ BlenderAuthority: Looks delicious Jaclyn. I just linked to this recipe in our Flaxseed smoothie post.

    I hope its OK to use your image when I mentioned your recipe. October 17, 2017 at 2:31pm Reply

  • Donna: Great smoothie recipe and I love how easy it is! Those bananas and Greek yogurt add extra flavor to it. January 3, 2018 at 8:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Donna! January 4, 2018 at 12:58pm Reply

  • Sophia Adam: When i first made this for my daughter, she said, mammy its so yummy!!. She really love to drink this 2 or 3 times in a week. When i share it with my friends, they don’t control their mouth :) without drink this. January 10, 2018 at 3:53am Reply

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