Vanilla Bean Smoothie

Vanilla Bean Smoothie Recipe | Curiously Conscious

Almost every morning, I like to have a smoothie for breakfast. It’s so good! I wake up looking forward to it, despite having had one for breakfast for years now.

My favourite smoothie always uses a base of banana – ripe, sliced and frozen the night before. It’s the perfect start, with its icy sweetness and yet a bland enough flavour to work with lots of other ingredients!

I usually like a combination of peanut butter and cacao (think liquid Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups) but I’ve been experimenting with vanilla recently, and stumbled upon a magic ratio using vanilla bean extract and almond butter. I love having some kind of nut butter in my smoothie, as it adds both nutrients and an added smoothness!

If you’re a smoothie fiend like me, I’d also recommend getting your hands on the Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean extract I’ve got pictured. It’s the proper stuff: fairtrade, organic, and no fake flavouring.

Vanilla bean smoothie recipe

Serves 1

1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup plant milk
1/2 tsp vanilla bean extract
1 tsp almond butter

  1. Add your banana slices, milk, vanilla and almond butter into your blender or Nutribullet cup
  2. Pop on the lid/blades and blend for 20-30 seconds
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


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