We all love smoothies. There’s something super refreshing about them. I don’t know about you, but I feel really healthy when I drink them, kind of like I’m making a nutritious choice. Smoothies are great because you can throw so many different things into them and most of the time, they end up tasting pretty good. Have leftover kale in the fridge? Smoothie. Really ripe bananas you don’t know if you should eat or pitch? Smoothie. Cocoa powder that just sits in your pantry? Smoothie. A lonely little can of pumpkin that you bought for the holidays just sitting in your pantry? Smoothie. You get it, pretty much anything goes. I have compiled 5 Vegan Smoothie Ideas that you will love. All of the smoothies use a banana but if you don’t like bananas, try whatever substitute fruit you’d like! They’re easy, healthy and you may already have a fair amount of these ingredients sitting around in your house. Woohoo, lets get started!
Pumpkin Pie and Banana Smoothie
It’s like celebrating Thanksgiving all over again, just in liquid form. Yummmm. I love anything pumpkin related.
1 small banana, 1/4-1/3 cup pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup dairy free yogurt, 1-1.5 cups vanilla dairy free milk of choice, dash of cinnamon, dash of vanilla extract
I Like Turmeric Coladas
Okkkkk, so this one’s a little odd. But it’s good, it’s really good. Just add the teeniest amount of turmeric or else the turmeric will completely overpower the fruit flavors.
1 cup mango, 1/2 small banana, couple pieces of pineapple, 1-1.5 cups almond or coconut milk, dash of turmeric
The Lean Green Monster
Green smoothies are intimidating and when I first started making them, I didn’t know what to put in them. Now, I find that spinach goes pretty well with a lot of fruits. If you want to use kale instead, go for it.
1 large handful of spinach, 1/2 small avocado, 1 small banana, 1-1.5 cups of dairy free milk and 1/3 mango or pear (optional)
Strawberries Go Bananas
Ah yes, the classic strawberry and banana smoothie. You just cannot go wrong with it. The two fruits go perfectly together and a touch of dairy free yogurt takes the texture up a notch.
1 medium banana, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/3 cup dairy free yogurt of choice and 1-1.5 cups of dairy free milk
The Apple of my Pie
Apple Pie truly is the apple of my eye and it tastes just as scrumptious in the form of a smoothie.
1 medium peeled apple of choice, 1 heaping tbsp almond butter or peanut butter, 2 tbsp oats, 1/2 banana, 1-1.5 cups dairy free milk, dash of cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract