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15 Creamy Smoothie Recipes Without Yogurt

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

What if you’ve sworn off dairy? Yogurt, according to the FDA, is made of cultured cow’s milk.

Luckily, you have other choices to make a creamy, breakfast sensation when you’re on the go and you 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:

1. Blueberry Smoothie Without Yogurt

Blueberry Smoothie Without Yogurt

Blueberries are packed with vitamin C, fiber, manganese and vitamin K. Even better, 1 cup is just 84 calories.

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

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 the smoothie cold.

2. Strawberry Banana Non-Dairy Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Non-Dairy Smoothie

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 (without 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

Raspberry Smoothie Recipe WIthout Yogurt

Raspberries add some tart to this sweet smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 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

Mango Smoothie

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

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

Mean Green Smoothie

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

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup mashed avocado
  • ½ banana (optional - if you liked banana)
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

Instructions

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

6. Super Healthy Kale Smoothie

Super Healthy Kale Smoothie

Kale represents a dynamite green, leafy vegetable filled with iron, vitamin K, calcium, vitamin A, copper and manganese. This recipe adds mango to counteract the bitter flavor of the kale.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup mashed avocado
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup almond milk

Instructions

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

7. Spinach Strawberry Smoothie

Spinach Strawberry Smoothie

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

8. Papaya Tropical Smoothie

Papaya Tropical Smoothie

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 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup coconut water

Instructions

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

9. Berry Smoothie with Oats

Berry Smoothie with Oats

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
  • ½ cup raw oats

Instructions

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

10. Carrot Smoothie Without Yogurt

Carrot Smoothie Without Yogurt

Carrots represent a nutritional powerhouse filled with vitamin A and beta carotene. Carrots are a great way to start your day.

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • Nutmeg and cinnamon to garnish

Instructions

  1. Place first three ingredients in blender, and mix until smooth.
  2. Top with nutmeg and cinnamon for added flavor.

11. Melon Smoothie Without Yogurt

Melon Smoothie Without Yogurt

Melons add sweetness and water to a smoothie, whether you like watermelons, honeydews or cantaloupes.

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

Nut Smoothie

Nuts offer a fantastic way to add protein, fiber 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 (your favorite type, or a mix of two such as almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, etc)
  • 1 medium apple, cored and quartered
  • 1 banana
  • Cinnamon to taste

Instructions

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

13. Kiwi Smoothie

Kiwi Smoothie

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

14. Mint Smoothie

Mint Smoothie

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

Berry Smoothie with Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds, like nuts, add protein and fiber to a smoothie. Grind your flaxseeds before placing them in the blender.

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 smooth.

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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Tim - 6 months 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 - a few months ago

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

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Mandy - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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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