15 Dairy Free Smoothies to Try

These dairy free smoothies feature the best fruity flavor & creamy texture: with no dairy at all! Blend one up and prepare to be amazed.

Dairy free smoothies

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?

And now…the best dairy free smoothies to try!

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 buttercashew 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.
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Coconut milk smoothie

Dairy Free Strawberry Smoothie (& More!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large or 2 small 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This dairy free smoothie recipe is creamy and delicious! Use any of these plant based milk options to make a vegan smoothie.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries (or other frozen fruit: blueberries, mixed berries, pineapple, mango, etc)
  • 2 bananas (room temperature)
  • 2/3 to 1 cup almond milk or oat milk OR 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk + 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary. 
  2. Eat immediately or store 1 day in a sealed jar; if it separates, shake to re-integrate it.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Dairy free smoothie recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

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

Cookbook Author and photographer

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.

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