Almond Butter Cup Smoothie
Almond Butter Cup Smoothie Photo courtesy of Nicole Perry

We’re no strangers to the cleansing powers of a raw, cold-pressed juice (thank you for calling our skin “luminous”). But sometimes we need something more substantial. New York City’s Juice Press whips up superfood smoothies like this lightly sweetened almond butter and cocoa combo that tastes like dessert but is filling enough to stand in as breakfast.

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Recipe adapted from Daniel Sage, Juice Press, New York City

Makes 1 (16-ounce) smoothie
Start to Finish: 10 minutes


1 medium frozen banana

½ cup ice

2 tablespoons almond butter

2 teaspoons cocoa powder

⅛ teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup almond milk

2 tablespoons agave syrup


1. In a blender, combine the banana with the ice, almond butter, cocoa powder, cinnamon, almond milk and agave syrup.

2. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer the smoothie to a tall glass and serve immediately.

Finishing Touches

It's the details that count! Try these tips

  • Stop by Juice Press next time you’re in New York City.

  • Juice Press uses house-made almond milk for its smoothies. Store-bought almond milk works well in this recipe, but you can make your own with the help of a juicer.

  • Use your leftover almond butter in another smoothie like this fruity recipe from Real Simple.

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