15 Creamy Smoothie Recipes Without Yogurt. No Dairy At All!
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Top 15 Recipes For Smoothies Without Yogurt. No Dairy At All!

You’ve probably seen your standard smoothie recipe many times. Throw a cup of yogurt into your blender, then all of the fruits and veggies you can stand. Blend it together for yummy, nutritional goodness.

But... what if, for example, you’ve sworn off dairy? Yogurt, according to the FDA, is made of cultured cow’s milk. Or you're lactose intolerant?

Luckily, you have other choices to make a creamy, breakfast sensation or mid-afternoon snacks. Especially handy when you’re on the go and want to eat healthier.

Discover these top 15 power-packed smoothie recipes using a base other than yogurt.

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As you’ll see, there are plenty of great alternatives such as nut milks, cultured nut milks, bananas and avocado.
Here are the recipes, featuring my favorite yogurt replacements and natural thickeners:

My Favorite Smoothies Without Yogurt

1. Blueberry Smoothie

Picture of  blueberry smoothie without yogurt with three blueberries and straw in the glass.

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, manganese and vitamin K. Even better, one cup is just 84 calories. It's delicious, and it is fat free, gluten free, guilt free 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • ¾ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 slices of fresh pineapple or peaches
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Optional: 2 tsp protein powder to add thickness.

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add a few ice cubes and blend again to make it chilled.

2. Strawberry Banana Smoothie (Non-Dairy)

Picture of  strawberry banana non-dairy smoothie in the glass with a straw in it and with strawberry as well. There are two slices of strawberry on the left side of the glass.

This classic recipe combines two favorite flavors. Bananas are high in potassium, while strawberries have a ton of vitamin C.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (carefully check the ingredient list to verify there's no added sugar)
  • 1 cup nut milk (soy, almond or cashew work best)

Instructions

  1. Blend milk and fruit together until smooth.
  2. Add peanut butter and ice cubes before blending again.

3. Raspberry Smoothie Recipe WIthout Yogurt

Picture of  raspberry smoothie recipe wIthout yogurt with three raspberries on the top of the smoothie. There is a bowl with raspberries on the left side of glass.

Raspberries add some tart to this sweet smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 5 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Blend the first four ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Add in the ice cubes and blend until creamy.

4. Mango Smoothie

Picture of  two glasses of mango smoothies with straw in both glasses.

Mangoes add an exotic twist to a sweet flavor. Plus, mangoes are high in vitamin A and C.

Oh, and if you have kids and ever wondered how you could get them to consume a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, this is the answer.

Suggested: My Favorite Mango Smoothie Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh mango, peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup nut milk (soy, almond, cashew)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Blend everything together until smooth.
  2. Add in ice cubes to make it creamier and colder.

5. Mean Green Smoothie

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Don’t forget your greens, even for a morning a smoothie. This one uses avocadoes to add creaminess.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup mashed avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Mix until smooth.

    Note: if you need it free of sugar, substitute the honey for 3 drops of liquid Stevia (this one is recommended)

6. Super Healthy Kale Smoothie

Picture of super healthy kale smoothie in the glass with a straw in it and annals from the right side.

Kale represents a dynamite green, leafy vegetable filled with iron, vitamin K and A, calcium, copper and manganese. 

Ever wanted to add kale to your diet, but was put off by its taste? Turns out there's a way to make it work. All you need is to follow the recipe below. The secret is the mango, that counteract the bitter flavor of the kale.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup mashed avocado
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Optional: 2 sp Chia seeds, pre-soaked in water overnight

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Serve fresh.

7. Spinach Strawberry Smoothie

Picture of spinach strawberry smoothie in the glass with a straw in it and with spinach leaves in the bowl next to the glass.

Spinach is another great leafy green for a smoothie. Add some fruits to make it taste really good.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth

8. Papaya Tropical Smoothie

Picture of papaya tropical smoothie in the glass with the two straws and with fruits around it. 

Papayas stand in for bananas and mangoes in terms of making a smoothie creamy. Plus, these tropical fruits are high in vitamins C and A.

Use either 1 cup of coconut water or ½ cup water plus ½ cup coconut milk

Ingredients

  • 1 papaya
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • Optional: 1/3 cup lettuce
  • Optional: 1/4 cup coconut milk or coconut cream

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend at high speed until smooth and creamy.

9. Berry Smoothie with Oats

Picture of berry smoothie with oats in the glass. From the right side of the glass, there is a white bowl with oats, and from the left side, there is a bowl with blueberries and raspberries. 

Raw oats add a bit of a gritty flavor to the smoothie, but it’s also high in fiber and carbs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup raw oats

Instructions

  1. Blend the first four ingredients until smooth.
  2. Gradually add the oats and blend until creamy.

10. Carrot Smoothie Without Yogurt

Picture of carrot smoothie without yogurt in the glass with a straw in it and with a slice of carrot placed on the edge of the glass. There are five carrots placed around the glass. 

Carrots represent a nutritional powerhouse filled with beta carotene. You'll sure to find out that they are a great way to start your day.

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup soy milk (or substitute with almond milk)
  • Nutmeg and cinnamon to garnish

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients except for the the last item.
  2. Top with nutmeg and cinnamon for added flavor.

11. Melon Smoothie Without Yogurt

Picture of melon smoothie without yogurt in the glass and with a slice of the melon placed on the edge of the glass. There are big  yellow-orange melon slices placed around the glass.

Melons add sweetness and water. Experiment with watermelons, honeydews or cantaloupes, too!

The cucumber is a surprising addition, adding a refreshing taste and loads of nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cantaloupe, chopped
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1 small-medium cucumber
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

12. Nut Smoothie

Picture of nut smoothie in a glass with two cinnamon sticks in it. Glass with a smoothie is stanging on the green napkin.

Nuts offer a fantastic way to add protein, fiber, healthy fats and carbohydrates to your smoothie. Just ¼ to ½ cup of your favorite nuts gets things going until you’re ready for lunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 spoons nut butter 
  • 1 medium apple, cored and quartered
  • 1 banana
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 2 spoons Chia seeds
  • Optional: 2 sp protein powder, unflavored (highly recommended: this one

Instructions

  1. Add the first three ingredients to the blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with cinnamon to taste for an apple pie flavor.

    Want more tips to make this a really delicious treat?
    A. Soak the Chia in water overnight in the fridge.
    B Add a few drops of liquid stevia to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth.
    C. For nut butter, you can  use a mix of two types, such as almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, etc)

13. Kiwi Smoothie

Picture of kiwi smoothie in a glass with two halves of kiwi from each side of the glass and with kiwis all around the glass.

Kiwis add fruit and fiber, alongside tons of vitamin C, without a lot of sweetness. The pineapple in this recipe adds sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 2 kiwis, peeled
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 1 cup nut milk

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

14. Mint Smoothie

Picture of mint smoothie in a glass with a leaf on the top of it and the with two apples placed around it. 

Want a banana smoothie with a cool twist?

Mint freshens your breath, but it also adds iron and vitamin A. Use mint sparingly because of its strong flavor.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons mint, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place first four ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with mint leaves on top.

15. Berry Smoothie with Flaxseeds

Picture of blueberry smoothie with flaxseeds with two blueberries and a couple of leaves on the top. Two straws are placed on the right top corner.

This could either be a classic strawberry smoothie, or a celebration of mixed berries.

Flaxseeds and nuts add protein and fiber to your beverage. Grind your flaxseeds before adding them to the pitcher.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 1 cup nut milk (almond milk should work great)
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until the texture is smooth.

>>Do you like almond milk in your smoothie? Here are some smoothie recipes with almond milk you can check out<<

Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe that's creamy and smooth, but without yogurt? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

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Mandy - 3 years ago

Thanks so much for putting this together! I’m not actually off dairy but I don’t always have yogurt in the house so it’s great to know how to make creamy smoothies without it.

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    Jennifer Pelegreen - 3 years ago

    Our pleasure, Mandy! We see a lot of people asking about making smoothies creamy without yogurt so we wanted to put these recipes together 🙂 So glad you’ve found it useful!

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Tim - 3 years ago

I stopped dairy quite a while ago and have always wanted to try the yogurt based smoothies but obviously couldn’t so I’m totally psyched to see some awesome looking alternatives I can do instead. Huge thanks!

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    Jennifer Pelegreen - 3 years ago

    Thanks for commenting, Tim! Hope you like these recipes if you try some of them 🙂

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