Smoothie Recipes Without Yogurt

20 Creamy Smoothie Recipes Without Yogurt

Smoothies without yogurt are refreshing, delicious and full of good-for-you ingredients without any of the dairy heartaches. You don’t need yogurt to create that creamy texture associated with yogurt smoothies. And let’s not forget delicious smoothies made entirely of fruits and vegetables that provide you with delicious, fresh taste and tons of vitamins and minerals.

Why Smoothie Recipes without Yogurt?

There are many reasons why you might want your smoothies without yogurt. For some folk consuming dairy products can be an extreme source of pain due to lactose intolerance. People following a vegan lifestyle abstain from dairy products and finally, there may be some weight loss benefits for kicking yogurt out of your smoothie routine.

If you are on a very low-carbohydrate diet like the Ketogenic diet then you want to eliminate as many carbohydrates possible in your diet. The amount of carbohydrates you find in yogurt differs drastically, but even those with high fat content le full-fat, plain Greek yogurt contains some carbohydrates. Low-fat, flavored yogurts will have a high carbohydrate content and completely pull you out of fat-burning mode.

How to Make Smoothies Without Yogurt

Yogurt Substitutes for SmoothiesFiguring out how to make smoothies without yogurt is easy as long as you’ve got a few replacement ingredients on hand. First off, one of the king substitutes for yogurt in smoothies has to be coconut milk. It is full of fat and gives you that nice creamy texture that you get from typical yogurt smoothies. Also, it gives you a nice little undertone of coconut and sweetness so you don’t need to add extra sugar.

You can also stock up on nut milks like almond milk, cashew milk, and hazelnut milk. Additionally, for people who can handle soy, you can also utilize soy milk. Although the milks are thinner in consistency than yogurt, you still get that creaminess when you whip them up with other ingredients. Additionally, using nut butter will give you amazing flavors, healthy fats, and protein as well as that super creaminess.

And finally let’s not forget the star ingredients of our smoothies: fruits and veggies. But all fruits and veggies are not created equally when it comes to consistency. Some have a lot more water while others give you more starches that can result in a creamy consistency when they are mixed up in a blender. Avocadoes are fantastic for smoothies due to their fat content and texture. Additionally, frozen bananas, zucchini, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes can also be added to smoothie recipes without yogurt to get that silky texture you crave.

20 Smoothie Recipes Without Yogurt

These smoothies are chock full of vitamins and minerals without the added calories you would get with fatty ingredients. These smoothies without yogurt are for those who have dietary restrictions, for weight loss and for those who prefer a calorie-restricted diet. For more healthy smoothies, check out our low-calorie smoothies under 100 calories.

1. Yogurt-Free Frozen Fruit Smoothie

Spirulina Wheatgrass SmoothieServes: 2

Preparation Time: 5 mins

All you need is a bag of mixed tropical fruit and a blender and you can give yourself a fantastic vitamin boost for your whole day. And yes, it’s healthy, but don’t mix up healthy with lack of flavor. This frozen mix has the sweetness of your chosen frozen fruits and with this, we’re going to get a little dose of wheatgrass which has eight amino acids that your body can’t produce, but you need them.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup frozen fruit
  • 1 tbsp wheatgrass powder
  • ½ tsp spirulina powder (optional)
  • ½ cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Place your fruits at the bottom of your blender and add the powder and almond milk.
  2. Mix until nice and smooth.

2. Pina Colada Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut SmoothieServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

If you need a little natural sugar kick, you can get that from sugar-rich pineapple. The sugar you get from pineapple is quite different than your standard white sugar. Pineapple has enzymes that can ease digestion and a whole wack of vitamin C that you’re not going to find in table sugar. And of course, when we think of pineapple anything, we think of holidays and beachside Pina Coladas – so here we are with the healthy version.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup coconut milk, from a can
  • ½ cup ice

Optional

A cherry or two for the chaser or the starter

Directions

  1. Place your pineapple in the bottom of your blender; add the milk and then the ice.
  2. Mix until smooth.
  1. You can top it off with a cherry for Pina Colada authenticity

3. Banana Cashew Smoothie without Yogurt

Banana Cashew Smoothie without YogurtServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Yum, yum. This combination of cashew and dates is divine. You get the fat from the cashews and additionally a massive boost of flavor. Whereas almonds and walnuts are quite popular nut ingredients for smoothies, the cashew can get looked over and really, it is the only nut that gives you a deep sweetness along with its nutty flavor. When you pair the cashew with the date and banana, you get that earthy vibe, that you can usually only get from baked goods. But this is so much better and healthier!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ cup coconut milk, from can
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place your cashews in the bottom of your blender.
  2. Add the banana, then the dates and top off with the coconut milk and ice.
  1. Mix until smooth and enjoy.

4. Creamy Papaya Smoothie

Papaya Smoothie without YogurtServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Papayas need some recognition; they’re delicious and full of nutrients but haven’t been given their due in the mainstream circus. Perhaps, it is because they are not as readily available as other fruits, but if you have a chance to grab them up. Papayas are sweet, but low in sugar, great for your eye health and can even help women with those monthly cramps.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup frozen papaya
  • 1 avocado, rind removed, pitted
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in your blender in the order that you see them on the list.
  2. Mix until smooth.

5. Kale Berry Smoothie

Kale Berry SmoothieServes: 2

Preparation Time: 15 mins

You can get all of your daily Vitamin A, C and K needs by eating just a few tablespoons of steamed kale. Kale also contains healthy Omega fatty acids and is a great antioxidant source – sometimes you have to wonder why kale isn’t served up a lot more. This kale smoothie combines the leafy green with nutrient-rich berries for a sweet smoothie without yogurt but with that creamy consistency thanks to the coconut milk.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen berry medley
  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Steam your kale for just a few minutes until it wilts and cool to room temperature.
  2. Place ingredients in your blender in the order that you see them on the list.
  3. Mix until smooth.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipes without Yogurt

Strawberries are one of the most popular ingredients for making smoothies without yogurt because of their sweet and delicious flavor. Additionally, they provide an excellent balance of vitamins and minerals.

6. Strawberry and Chocolate Smoothie

Strawberry Chocolate SmoothieServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Chocolate can be a healthy choice if you choose the right kind. Real chocolate in the form of cacao is full of flavonoids that provide super anti-oxidant qualities that boost your body’s immune system. And of course strawberries and chocolate is a classically-delicious flavor pairing. Here we add a banana to get more of that creamy texture you get from yogurt and bananas also give you a nice dose of vitamin B6.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  1. Place your ingredients into your blender in the order you see them in the ingredients list. Add some additional organic dark chocolate for an even more delicious chocolate taste.
  2. Mix until nice and smooth.

7. Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Strawberry Oat Smoothie without YogurtServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins.

Oatmeal helps you get a steady release of energy despite the sugars in the strawberry. This makes for a great snack for those morning slumps.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oatmeal, prepared
  • 1 cup strawberries, husked
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place your ingredients into your blender in the order you see them in the ingredients list.
  2. Mix until nice and smooth.

8. Very Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie without YogurtServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

These little explosions of flavor are great on their own, but when you combine these berry types, your tongue experiences a whole new dimension of fresh berry heaven. Your berry nutrients get mixed up with healthy, fatty cashew butter so they can take an easier ride into your system and get working for you.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 4 tbsp cashew butter
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in your blender in the order that you see them on the list.
  2. Mix until smooth.

Blueberry Smoothies without Yogurt

Blueberry smoothies without yogurt give you that powerful anti-oxidant source you get from the fruit without that lactose. The immune-system boosting powers of the blueberry make it a go-to choice for smoothie lovers.

9. Purple People Smoothie

Beet Smoothie without YogurtServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Blueberries and beets may be an unorthodox combination, but it sure does pack a flavor punch. Both blueberries and beetroot are sweet, but they’ve each got a different kind of sweet. The blueberry is more of a balanced sweet flavor, but beets give you a nice earthy touch. Here we use a nice healthy-fat source of creaminess from our coconut milk to make the perfect blueberry smoothie without yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1 beet, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup coconut milk, from can
  • 1 packet Stevia
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place your ingredients in your blender in the order they are listed.
  2. Blitz until nice and smooth.

10. Sweet and Tart Cran-Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Cranberry SmoothieServes: 2

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cranberries aren’t just for holiday meals, they have potent antioxidant powers. And if you loved those sweet and sour candies as a kid, you’re totally going to love this no yogurt smoothie. The mint gives you the refresher, but the cranberries and blueberries give you the vitamins, minerals and zing your body is going to love.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup cranberries, pitted
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Handful mint
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

1. Remove the rind on your grapefruit and segment.

2. Place the fruits at the bottom of your blender; add your mint, honey, and ice.

3. Mix until well-blended.

11. Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie

Bluberry Green Tea SmoothieServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Green tea is loaded with polyphenols which help your body in numerous ways. Polyphenols protect your cells against damage, reduce inflammation and help those in the fat fight. Here we pair green tea with the power of blueberries for a body-boosting delicious smoothie without milk or yogurt.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¾ cup green tea, brewed
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Cool your green tea to room temperature.
  2. Place ingredients in your blender in the order that you see them on the list.
  3. Mix until well-combined.

Raspberry Smoothie Recipes without Yogurt

They’re beautiful to look at and even better to taste when they’re all swirled up in a good-for-you smoothie, raspberries are another favorite of the smoothie-loving crowd. They pair so well with a variety of ingredients because of their sweet and sometimes a little sour balance. These raspberry smoothies without yogurt are everything and you don’t need dairy to make them perfect.

12. Raspberry Mint Smoothie

Raspberry Smoothie without YogurtServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Raspberries are sweet and tart while mint has an amazing refreshing flavor. Combine these two ingredients and you don’t need anything else to feel alive. But since we want to get a bit of a balance on our macros, we add some healthy fats to ensure the smoothie gives you satiation.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • a handful of fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp cashew butter
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • ½ cup coconut milk, from can
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place your ingredients in the order they appear in the list.
  2. Mix until smooth and enjoy.

13. Yogurt-Free Pink Smoothie

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

You get a big dose of amazing carotenoids from this smoothie to amp up your immune system. But the color – the color alone will inspire even the pickiest of smoothie drinkers to want to sip away.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 small beetroot, chopped
  • ¾ cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Place your fruits and veggies in the bottom of your blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until you get your perfect pink smoothie.

14. Raspberry Smoothie with Pom-Coconut

Raspberry Pomegranate SmoothieServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins.

Raspberries and pomegranate taste sooo good together and when you add in that coconut milk, you get a wicked party in your mouth. We’ve got the addition of honey to get a little more sweetness, but if you are happy with the sweetness, you get from the fruit and coconut milk than you don’t need to add the honey, or you can add a little less.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup coconut milk, from can
  • ½ cup ice 

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in your blender in the order that you see them on the list.
  2. Mix until smooth.

Healthy Smoothies without Yogurt

These smoothies are chock-full of vitamins and minerals without the added calories you would get with fatty ingredients. These weight loss smoothies without yogurt are for those who prefer a calorie-restricted diet. For more weight loss smoothies, check out our 10 Flaxseed Smoothies for Weight Loss.

15. Fresh Green Detox Smoothie

Detox Smoothie without YogurtServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

It’s easy to make a smoothie without yogurt when you’ve got creamy avocado on hand. The avocado subs for the yogurt and gives you that gorgeous, silky finish you’re looking for. Additionally, cucumbers are refreshing and full of water and the mint and green apple give you a nice sweet and fresh flavor for the whole thing. You can add honey to make it sweeter if you want to or enjoy the fresh natural flavors of all of your ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 small cucumber (a cup’s worth)
  • 1 green apple, cored, quartered
  • 1 avocado, pitted, skin-removed
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)
  • Handful mint
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  1. Place your green apple at the bottom of the blender; next add cucumber, mint then avocado.
  2. Top with ice and mix until smooth.

16. Immune-it-up Smoothie

Orange Spinach SmoothieServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling powerful as a bull or a little under the weather. Getting Vitamin C into your daily routine is important for keeping that immune system strong year-round. Additionally getting the greens in there gives your body an extra iron power punch and the almond butter helps you get a nice slow release on the sugars.

Ingredients

  • 1 large orange
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 knob ginger
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Remove the rind from your orange and segment.
  2. Place your ginger in the bottom of the blender, add spinach, orange, almond butter and top with ice.
  3. Mix until smooth.

17. Get-your-fiber-on Smoothie

Banana Avocado Smoothie without YogurtServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins.

You need fiber for your gut to do its work properly. The gut helps you clean out your system and fiber is the mop that helps the gut do it. Gunk binds to the fiber and sends it all the way through the intestines so you can release it. Including fiber in your diet is essential, and if you don’t have enough you will see it show up in your skin and in other forms of sickness as your gut tries to clean up without the assistance of its much-needed friend.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup prepared oatmeal
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 avocado, rind removed, pitted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in your blender in the order that you see them on the list.
  2. Mix until smooth.

18. Yogurt-Fee Chia Smoothie

Banana Date Smothie Yogurt-FreeServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

The same kind of healthy dose of fat you get from buttery salmon can be found in these tiny little unassuming seeds. Chia seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids that promote heart health. Additionally, they’re a great source of fiber, which, among other things, helps keep your blood sugar balanced.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in your blender in the order that you see them on the list.
  2. Mix until smooth.

19. Lemon-Lime Citrus Blast Smoothie

Citrus FruitsServes: 2

Preparation Time: 5 mins

For those of you who like to start the mornings off by giving your body a nice cleaning, this lemon-lime smoothie is for you. You’ll get a nice dose of antioxidants to start your day off fresh. Wait at least an hour before you have anything else so you get the cleansing effect. For more detoxifying smoothies, check out our 10 Liver Detox Smoothie Recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 orange
  • ½ grapefruit
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

1. Remove the rind on your grapefruit, lime, and lemon and segment the fruit.

2. Place the fruits at the bottom of your blender; add your honey and ice.

3. Mix until well-blended.

20. Fire Jalapeno Smoothie

Jalapeno PeppersServes: 2

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Sweet and fiery is a combination beloved in many parts of the world, and for good reason. This yummy pineapple smoothie gets a fiery kick from the jalapeno. Jalapenos contain capsaicin which may help with weight loss and the pineapples give a vitamin boost with a natural sugar high.

Ingredients

  • ½ jalapeno, seeded
  • ¾ cup pineapple
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ tsp red paprika
  • ½ cup coconut milk, from can
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in your blender in the order that you see them on the list.
  2. Mix until smooth.

So you see, you can easily make smoothies without yogurt. You still get all of the flavor and texture you would get with yogurt smoothies plus added nutrients. Gone are the days where yogurt was a staple ingredient in smoothies. These days smoothies without milk and yogurt are just as popular as their dairy counterparts.

All you need to do is stock up on some alternative ingredients and you are ready to make quick, easy and yummy smoothie recipes without yogurt.

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