5 Dairy Free Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through The Week

Raise your hand if you like a good smoothie, because today’s post is for YOU! I’ll be honest – I always start the day with coffee. I can’t dive right into smoothie drinking before I’ve had caffeine and there’s no way around that. But after I’ve had my coffee, I’m ready to par-tay. Living in Hawaii gives me about zero excuses not to enjoy at least one smoothie per day, because the abundance of fresh fruit and veggies all year long means there is always something “in season” to toss in my blender. But what do I toss in there? Let’s talk details for 5 dairy free smoothie recipes to get you through the week.

5 Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through The Week

5 Dairy Free Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through The Week

My base is always the same for my smoothies, Silk Coconutmilk (1 cup has only 45 calories and 50% more calcium than dairy milk) or Silk Almondmilk (no cholesterol or saturated fat!) and Silk yogurt. I’ll be honest, I prefer to use their coconut milk, because I can slip it into other recipes I make often that call for it (think curry and Thai dishes), but both are delicious! When I want a creamier smoothie (like ones with nut butters), I add in a splash of Silk Almond Creamer in vanilla. No matter what flavor you prefer, all Silk Creamers are dairy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free and cholesterol-free! The best part is that I can find all of these at Walmart and don’t have to worry with going to a specialty grocer.

So let’s talk variety. To me, the same smoothie day after day gets boring, so I try to switch it up to keep myself interested. I always have some staples on hand to help me accomplish this and most of them are things I already use for other recipes, so it’s not like I’m spending a ton to get my needed variety. Smoothie staples for me include: chia seeds, spinach, fresh fruit, almond butter, cinnamon, dates and raw cacao.

7 Smoothie Staples

Now let’s talk recipes!

5 Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through The Week

Lean, Mean Green Machine – 1 cup cold Silk Coconutmilk, 2 tbsp. Silk yogurt, 1 banana, 2/3 cup spinach (about a handful), 1/4 papaya, 1 tbsp. soaked chia seeds

Purple Punch – 1 cup cold Silk Coconutmilk, 2 tbsp. Silk yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/2 Honey Crisp apple, 1 frozen acai packet (if you have it!)

Brownie Sundae – 1 cup cold Silk Coconutmilk, 3 tbsp. Silk yogurt, 2 tbsp. Silk Almond Creamer (vanilla flavor), 1 tbsp. raw cacao, 2 dates, 1 tbsp. almond butter, 1/2 banana

Tropical Berry – 1 cup cold Silk Coconutmilk, 1 tbsp. Silk yogurt, 1 tbsp. soaked chia cheeds, 1/4 cup raspberries, handful of strawberries, pineapple or mango chunks

5 Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through The Week

Vanilla Yum Yum  – 1 cup Silk Coconutmilk, 3 tbsp. Silk yogurt, 2 tbsp. Silk Almond creamer (vanilla flavor), 1 tsp. cinnamon, 2 dates

Vanilla Yum Yum Smoothie With Silk Coconutmilk

**You’ll notice I mentioned soaked chia seeds. I soak mine in water (1 cup seeds:6 cups water) for 2-3 hours before use to create a chia style gel that is super easy to blend into smoothie drinks or bowls! And another tip is to make sure your dates are pitted prior to use. If you want something that’s a little bit more icy or you plan to use these recipes as a bowl base, feel free to add 1/2-1 cup of ice in each recipe. You can also use frozen fruit, but it may alter the nutrients of the recipe.**

Do you drink smoothies? What is your favorite recipe?

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  • All of these look spectacular!

    • Kait

      Thank you! I’m hooked on the Brownie Sundae mostly because it tastes like I’m eating dessert. I’m shameless! LOL

  • Kait, this post is killer in the photography department! I love using SILK in my smoothies too! Even Hadley drinks it when we’re out of regular milk, and she’s none the wiser. Ha. 🙂

    • Kait

      Do you have any idea what that compliment means to me?! WOW!! You made my morning! 🙂 And yes to smoothies! My gut just feels all-around better when I use dairy alternatives, so high five for Hadley! 😉

  • Jen

    Yum!! I need to get back into the smoothie game. I was doing so well for a long time and then it just imploded haha.

    • Kait

      I know how that goes! Getting back into a groove is often the hardest part for me!

  • My kids are big on the smoothie train! I usually do one in the morning for everyone….I also disguise their vitamins in there as well, and almond milk hides that well too! LOL

  • Yes! I love smoothies, but I usually only think about them in the summer. (Of course, you have summer year-round out there in Hawaii. #Jealous) Thanks so much for the breakfast inspiration this week! #client

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