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Healthy Plant Based Smoothies – Dairy Free

These healthy plant based smoothies are gluten free, dairy free great to be enjoyed for breakfast as meal replacement or as a tasty snack during the day. The best part about these non-dairy smoothies is that they are a perfect quick way to get more nutrients that you may not otherwise consume in your everyday diet, plus they’re also great for weight loss.

When I make my dairy free plant based smoothies I take into consideration a few requirements:

  • they need to be full of fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins;
  • make smoothies without milk or yogurt (dairy free alternatives);
  • with anti-inflammatory properties meant to boost the digestive health;
  • the consistency should be balanced (not to fibrous or too watery);

That’s why when making plant based smoothies without dairy I use the whole fruit or vegetable – this makes the most of their nutrition, keeps the fibre and I don’t have to add additional processed protein powders.

Dairy Free Plant Based Smoothies For Weight Loss

Everybody knows that most fruits can be an effective and delicious addition to a weight loss diet, and that’s why each dairy free smoothie recipe here has a balanced amounts of fruits, protein, fiber (seeds, leafy greens) and healthy fats (like avocado, nuts, hemp oil) – all known to help with weight loss in the long term.

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I also prefer my plant based smoothies without dairy not only because I can’t tolerate it, but just because when mixed with fresh fruits, it causes stomach upset and flatulence. This combination it’s hard to digest even for a strong healthy gut.

So I use a non-dairy milk, a dairy free yoghurt or just water. The fruits juices should also be avoided, they are going to load your smoothie with too much sugar (this will hinder your weight loss).

Plant bases smoothies without dairy milk or yogurt.

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Make Non-Dairy Smoothies Even More Nutritious

  1. Add some ginger for extra health benefits (it helps with inflammation and appetite suppression and gives the impression of being full longer). I usually have a honey-ginger mixture in a jar ready to use (because I’m not entirely vegan). If you are a strict vegan, omit honey.
  2. Fat is necessary in a meal replacement smoothie in order the fat soluble vitamins (like vitamin A, D, E and K) to be absorbed from fruits. I usually opt for avocado for it’s creaminess. Other great options are hemp oil or flax seed oil (for their omega-3 content) or the whole seeds.
  3. Use raw seeds and nuts, or their butters for their fat and protein content. I like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds or chia seeds.
  4. Add some greens: spinach, collards greens, chard, kale, beet greens, dandelion, arugula, parsley, cilantro, mint or basil. Throwing some raw leafy greens into your smoothie is an excellent way to add extra nutrients.

Tips For Non Dairy Fruit Smoothies

  • 1. If you add frozen fruit, ice or cold water to the smoothie, it will reduce the power of your digestion, try to use room temperature liquids.
  • 2. Add about 1/2 cup of liquid, then add more if necessary – choose from dairy-free milk, coconut water or plain water.
  • 3. If you want your smoothie more sweet add organic raw honey or stevia.
  • If you are looking for inspiration to make healthy vegan meal replacement smoothies, here are some of my favorite breakfast meal replacement smoothies:

Here are some dairy free smoothie recipe ideas:

 1. Green Pineapple Smoothie

Related: Plant Based Vegan Meal Replacement Smoothies

Leafy greens and fresh fruit always makes for a great combination, and they are best consumed in the morning as breakfast.

When you have an empty stomach after a night of ”fasting” your morning smoothie will be well absorbed, and will also give you lots of energy.

This plant based smoothie recipe includes healthy fats, protein, fibre, plus anti-inflammatory ingredients.

2. Mango Blackberry Smoothie

Mango Blackberry Smoothie - a healthy meal replacement smoothie recipe that includes healthy fats, protein and fiber.

Related: Mango Pineapple Smoothie (3 Ways)

In this dairy free smoothie I used an unique ingredient: beet root stems and greens.

The beet roots are the superstars in the veggie world due to their health properties, but their greens contain much more Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C plus lots of fibre! The fruits and the seeds gives it a pleasant flavor and complement it well with fats, protein and minerals.

If you see a non-dairy smoothie sold prepackaged at the store, go buy fresh produce (in season) and make it yourself. When made at home smoothies are cheaper and healthier. They are the most satisfying, nutritious carriers of nutrients, organic, real, and whole foods you’ll ever make.

You’ll be cutting cravings, supporting weight loss, and give your body the nutrients it truly needs to thrive. It’s the easiest way to incorporate more vegetables and fruit in your diet.

3. Pineapple, Persimmon & Rhubarb Smoothie

Pineapple, Persimmon & Rhubarb Smoothie - a healthy meal replacement smoothie recipe great for breakfast or snack, full of fiber and vitamins.

This healthy dairy free smoothie has a unique flavor due to persimmons, which are packed with antioxidants.

They have one of the highest vitamin C content among other fruits. A single persimmon has approximately 80% of the daily requirement.

Choose persimmons with deep red undertones, that are round, plump, and have a smooth skin. Since they are in season now, I’m taking advantage of that!

4. Apple Pomegranate Smoothie

Apple Pomegranate Smoothie - a healthy meal replacement smoothie recipe perfect for breakfast or a snack for your clean eating diet.

Eating pomegranates sometimes is not that convenient, that’s why I incorporated them in a drink.

The good thing is that they have anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties also a good source of vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, as well as folic acid.

If you still didn’t find your preferred plant based smoothie, make sure to check out some of the recipes below.

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Healthy Plant Based Smoothies – Dairy Free Smoothies

These healthy plant based smoothies are gluten free, dairy free great to be enjoyed for breakfast as meal replacement or as a tasty snack during the day. The best part about these non-dairy smoothies is that they are a perfect quick way to get more nutrients and also great for weight loss.
Prep Time5 mins
Blending Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Clean Eating, DairyFree, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan
Servings: 1
Calories: 90kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

1. Grape Pineapple Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup white grapes
  • 2 collard green leaves
  • handful of parsley
  • 1/2 cup pineapple - chopped
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1-2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/2 cup filtered water - or dairy free milk

2. Mango Blackberry Smoothie

  • 2-3 leaves of beetroot - greens and stems
  • 1/2 cup mango - cubed
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tsp sunflower seeds - raw
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds - raw
  • 1 tsp flax seeds - ground or whole
  • 1 tbsp hemp oil - or hep seeds
  • 1/2 cup filtered water - or non dairy milk

3. Pineapple, Persimmon & Rhubarb Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup pineapple - fresh, cubed
  • 1-2 persimmons - fresh, cubed
  • 1-2 tbsp flax seeds - or flax oil
  • 1 rhubarb stalk - if available
  • 1 tsp honey + ginger mixture - 1:1 (omit honey if strict vegan)
  • 1/3 cup filtered water - or dairy free milk

4. Apple Pomegranate Smoothie

  • 1 medium apple, - chopped
  • 1 rhubarb stalk - if available
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tsp honey + ginger mixture - 1:1 (omit honey if strict vegan)
  • 1/2 cup filtered water - or coconut water

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender, serve these dairy free plant based smoothies immediately in order to maximizes nutrient value. 
    See video for details.

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Notes

Tips For Non Dairy Plant Based Smoothies

  1. If you add frozen fruit, ice or cold water to the smoothie, it will reduce the power of your digestion, try to use room temperature liquids.
  2. Add about 1/2 cup of liquid, then add more if necessary – choose from dairy free milk, non dairy yogurt, coconut water or plain water.
  3. If you want your smoothie more sweet add organic raw honey or stevia.
  4. To make these breakfast meal replacement smoothies strict vegan –  replace honey with stevia, maple syrup, maple butter, monk fruit extract or any other sweetener you like.
  5. To make your meal replacement smoothies more filling add: nut butters, avocado, banana, mango, cooked grains (1/4 cup), seed butters, or whole seeds like chia seeds or flax seeds.
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Nutrition

Serving: 230ml | Calories: 90kcal

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Recipe Rating




Jess

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

Great tips, I always opted for some powders mixed with liquid, until recently, I started to develop allergies to some products, ..now I' m more carefull.

HealthyTaste

Thursday 11th of October 2018

Oh... yes you never know what's really in those powders!

Emily

Monday 13th of August 2018

I love making smoothies, I was getting tired of the same recipes....these are really tasty looking!

HealthyTaste

Monday 13th of August 2018

Thanks, and happy smoothie making!

Harry

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

These are really healthy and nutritious smoothies...not just like others full of sugar, dairy free boxed milks and protein powders. Thanks for sharing!

HealthyTaste

Sunday 20th of May 2018

Thank you for your remark, it's very nice. Whole real food is always better!