These dairy free smoothies feature the best fruity flavor & creamy texture: with no dairy at all! Blend one up and prepare to be amazed.
Want to blend up a smoothie that’s dairy free? You’ve come to the right place! Turns out, smoothies don’t require dairy milk or yogurt for a lusciously creamy texture. There are lots of tricks to making the best smoothies around without dairy as a crutch.
There are lots of non dairy milks and other liquids you can use in your smoothies! We’ve created 15 amazing dairy free smoothies for you, featuring every color of the rainbow. (Really!) There are healthy green smoothies, berry purees, and even a creamy peanut butter smoothie that’s more like a milkshake…all blended beautifully without the dairy. Ready to get started?
Looking for a great way to make dairy free smoothies? Try coconut milk! This plant-based milk is ideal for adding creamy body to smoothies without dairy. This Coconut Milk Smoothie is creamy and delicious, full of berry flavor with just a hint of a coconut nuance. Make it with frozen strawberries, or any berry or frozen fruit. It’s the perfect way to use up a can of coconut milk!
Looking for a fantastic non-dairy milk to use in smoothies? Try oat milk! Oat milk is one of our favorite vegan milk options. It’s seriously creamy and has the closest flavor to milk as any of the other plant-based milks (in our opinion). This smoothie recipe is our favorite template and works using any type of frozen fruit.
Another great dairy free smoothie recipe? Make it with almond milk! This dairy free milk is perfect for smoothies: it’s lightly creamy and brings fruity purees together into the ideal texture. Here we’ve created a strawberry banana spin on our Strawberry Smoothie that is fully plant-based and stars almond milk!
Here’s a dairy free smoothie that's green and tastes sweet tart and fruity. Yes, this is the best spinach smoothie that’s so tasty, you’ll forget that you’re eating your greens! This one can be made two ways: with cashews for some protein, or with more fruit to keep it nut-free. Either way, it’s plant-based and packed with nutrients…as you’d expect a green drink would be!
Do you love a good acai bowl? Then we’ve got the next best thing…or maybe it’s even better. Meet this Acai Smoothie! It’s everything that’s great about the smoothie bowl, but it’s in easy portable form. You don’t have to worry about it melting in the bowl while you try to arrange the toppings with your best artistic flair. Just pop it in a glass and slurp with a straw!
Why not drink your green food? This dairy free glowing green smoothie recipe is the perfect immunity-boosting drink with a sweet tart flavor! It stars green apples, loads of spinach, and protein-packed nuts. The tangy is balanced with sweet, and it has a loose but creamy texture that’s easily drinkable and a vivid, glowing green color.
Here’s the tastiest, best drink that happens to be healthy, too: a dairy free peanut butter smoothie! You can swear off milkshakes for good, because this smoothie is just as satisfying. It’s got the best pure peanut buttery flavor, and the silkiest, creamiest texture. Even better: all you need is 3 ingredients (plus ice)! Use almond milk or oat milk for a vegan breakfast or snack. We even serve it as an after dinner treat!
This really is the perfect mango smoothie. In fact, it tastes more like mango ice cream than a healthy drink! This bright yellow puree has the best sweet flavor and the creamiest icy texture. It’s become a bit of a legend in our household. We adore our sweet strawberry banana smoothie and rich vanilla protein smoothie, but the mango smoothie…this one is the ultimate treat.
Want an easy way to eat your fruits & veggies? Try this creamy, luscious avocado banana smoothie! It’s vibrant, green and the perfect way to get a big dose of nutrients. This one’s a spin on our Avocado Smoothie that’s even more banana-centric. It’s got tropical flavor and a beautifully light texture. In fact, avocado is one of the best ways to add creaminess to a smoothie outside of a banana!
Here’s a tasty way to get a healthy dose of carrots in your life: this dairy free carrot smoothie! This vibrant puree is full of irresistible fruity flavor: it pairs this orange veggie with orange, apple, and mango. Make your daily dose of fruits and veggies sippable! This one was a big winner over here, and we especially love how the citrus of the orange accents the sweetness of the carrot. Move over, carrot juice: this carrot smoothie is the new best way to make carrots drinkable.
Here’s a smoothie so good, you’ll want to make it every day. Meet the very best kale smoothie! Yes, we know. “Kale smoothie” sounds like it might be bitter or drab. This one is anything but! It’s full of fruity flavor from green apple, pineapple and banana. It tastes heavenly, yet at the same time you’re getting a big dose of nutrients from leafy greens.
Here’s a healthy smoothie that’s bursting with berry flavor: the blueberry banana smoothie! This bright purple puree is lusciously creamy and stunning to look at. It’s packed with beautiful berry flavor that has just the right counterbalance of banana. Upon first sip, we were sold! It’s perfect for breakfast, snack, or an after dinner treat.
This Beet Smoothie is the perfect way to get beets into your diet with delicious fruity flavor. You don’t even need to worry about cooking the beet! Peel it and throw it in raw, and it gives the most vibrant color to this puree. It’s the perfect way to use beets you’re not sure what to do with. It comes out with the best sweet flavor offset by banana, apple and pineapple!
This 3-ingredient dairy free watermelon smoothie recipe is juicy and lightly sweet! It's made using that tasty melon, along with with frozen strawberries and banana to make just the right texture. Watermelon is full of vitamins and nutrients, and its naturally sweet flavor adds a delicious, almost tropical flair to a smoothie.
Here’s a dairy free smoothie that’s so full of irresistible flavor, you’ll forget that it’s good for you. Meet the perfect celery smoothie! It’s packed with sweet flavor from green apple and banana, and the way the celery melds with fresh ginger gives it an intriguing brightness. This healthy green smoothie is a big winner in our book!
Here’s the perfect dairy free fruit smoothie! This one’s all about a variety of fruits to provide lots of vitamins, nutrients and fiber. It’s got just the right frosty texture and refreshing sweet tart flavor. You don’t even need milk or yogurt: just loads of fruit that’s blended together with water into a beautiful bright puree. This frozen treat is the perfect afternoon snack to infuse your body with all the good stuff.
How to add protein to dairy free smoothie recipes
Here’s one important thing to note. Dairy not only adds creaminess to smoothies, it adds protein. In fact, we add Greek yogurt to most of our smoothie recipes because it’s so high in protein and keeps you full longer. Want to add back some protein to these dairy free smoothies? Here are some ideas:
Nut butter. A great way to add plant based protein to a smoothie: add a scoop of nut butter! Try peanut butter, cashew butter, or almond butter. For nut allergies, use sunflower butter. Nut butter will slightly alter the flavor and color of the smoothie, so air on the modest side.
Chia seeds! Two tablespoons of chia seeds add 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber to a smoothie (see this Chia Seed Smoothie).
Protein powder. Protein powder is an easy way to load on the protein. A vanilla flavored powder melds well into most smoothie flavors. Try not to go overboard or the aftertaste will be overpowering.
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.