How to Make a Smoothie Without Yogurt
If you want to make a super creamy smoothie without yogurt, follow these tips! Whether you need to make a plant-based smoothie or you just ran out of yogurt, there are plenty of ways to make a tasty smoothie without it!
I love making smoothies. From sippable drinks to spoonable smoothie bowls, I have a smoothie nearly every day! They’re a great way to get in fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and protein. While some of my smoothie recipes call for yogurt, many don’t require it. There are plenty of other ways to create a delicious, creamy smoothie.
Can I make a smoothie without yogurt?
Absolutely! The trick is to find other ingredients that can add creaminess to the smoothie. Things like frozen bananas, avocados, and even frozen cauliflower can help create a rich, thick texture without any yogurt. For example, my avocado smoothie tastes like a rich, creamy pudding, but it doesn’t include any yogurt! The creaminess comes from the banana and avocado.
Can I use dairy-free yogurt?
If your goal is simply to create a vegan smoothie, you could swap in plant-based yogurt to easily make just about any smoothie vegan! I like Silk’s almond milk yogurt and Kite Hill’s dairy-free yogurt, but there are tons of great brands on the market! I look for dairy-free yogurt that is low in sugar. Ideally, it’s great to grab a dairy-free yogurt that contains protein, although most plant-based yogurt has much less protein than its dairy counterparts.
The Best Yogurt Substitutes
- Avocado– This is a great way to add creaminess without added sugar.
- Banana– A banana, frozen or at room temperature, helps create a super creamy texture.
- Riced cauliflower– Believe it or not, riced cauliflower can create a thick and creamy texture. Just be sure it’s unseasoned with no salt or flavors added.
- Soy milk– Soy milk tends to be a bit more creamy than almond milk and it’s also a great way to add protein.
The Best Smoothies Without Yogurt
Here’s a list of smoothies that don’t contain any yogurt. They’re made with other creamy ingredients like bananas, cottage cheese, cauliflower, or avocado. No matter your tastes or dietary restrictions, there’s a smoothie here for everyone!
Here’s a basic recipe for a smoothie without yogurt. You can add additional mix-ins for protein, fiber, and greens if you like!
- 1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, or a combination of each)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk or soymilk
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup spinach
Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
For a drinkable smoothie, add additional almond milk until you reach a desired consistency.