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Dairy Free Smoothies

Updated on August 1, 2015

If you're like me then you can't have a lot of dairy and with most smoothie recipes they call for dairy. Yogurt or milk make a smoothie more filling and add to the thickness but you can still get a delicious, filling drink without them.


Mixed Berry and Kale

Makes 1 serving

  • Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
  • Kale
  • Coconut Oil


  1. If using frozen fruit, thaw on counter for approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Pour one cup of water into blender.
  3. Add a handful of berries.
  4. Cut off 3 leaves of kale.
  5. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil.


Blend for 40 seconds to chop up all of the kale. You will not taste the kale itself but it's not uncommon to feel the kale bits as you're drinking it. The seeds from the berries will fall to the bottom of the glass.

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Ingredients for banana and peanut butter smoothie.Apple and cucumber smoothie. Retaining water? The potassium in bananas will help with sodium related bloating that causes water retention.Mixed berries are a low calorie food with a lot of nutritional impact.An all natural peanut butter is just as good without the added sugar.
Ingredients for banana and peanut butter smoothie.
Ingredients for banana and peanut butter smoothie.
Apple and cucumber smoothie.
Apple and cucumber smoothie.
Retaining water? The potassium in bananas will help with sodium related bloating that causes water retention.
Retaining water? The potassium in bananas will help with sodium related bloating that causes water retention.
Mixed berries are a low calorie food with a lot of nutritional impact.
Mixed berries are a low calorie food with a lot of nutritional impact.
An all natural peanut butter is just as good without the added sugar.
An all natural peanut butter is just as good without the added sugar.

Peanut Butter and Banana

Makes 1 serving

  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coconut Oil


  1. Put in one cup of water in blender.
  2. Cut banana in half and then cut that half into smaller bits.
  3. Take 3 strawberries and cut each of them in half.
  4. Add 3 to 4 small leaves of romaine lettuce.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of peanut butter.
  6. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil.


Blend for 30-45 seconds to get all of the peanut butter mixed in.

Apple and Cucumber

Makes 1 serving

  • A small apple
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Strawberries


  1. Put in one cup of water.
  2. Take your apple and cut it into smaller, more manageable pieces.
  3. Cut off 4 slices of cucumber.
  4. Add 3 tsp scoops of avocado.
  5. Put in 3 strawberries, cut in half.
  6. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil.


Blend for 40-45 seconds. Depending on your blender it make take longer to make sure the cucumber gets chopped and mixed properly into your drink.

Additional Tips

  • Most of the time I choose to use water but if you're looking for a different texture or taste please feel free to substitute with rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or almond milk. Rice and almond milk do not contain any protein so if you want a smoothie, say after a workout, then soy milk would be a good option.
  • I always include at least one vegetable and one healthy fat. It makes your smoothie that much healthier and will make you feel fuller.
  • Just based on my blender it helps to cut fruits and vegetables first before mixing them into a drink. But if your blender can handle it feel free to add bigger pieces.
  • I add coconut oil to just about everything. It definitely helps, along with the fruit, to hide the taste of the vegetables. Some people don't like the taste of coconut or are allergic to it so another healthy oil you could try would be olive oil. I have never tried olive oil in a smoothie myself but I know other people who have used it and they don't even taste it.

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