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5 Vegan Smoothie Ideas

5 Vegan Smoothie Ideas

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Vegan Green Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Green Smoothie Bowl

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Sláinte!

An old Irish saying that patrons guzzling their Guinness say to one another. It means “health” or ” I drink to your health.” Whether what you’re drinking today comes in the form of a pint, a wheatgrass shot or in this case, a green smoothie bowl, Sláinte to all of you! It is St. Patricks day after all, thus it’s only fitting that I make some sort of green food. However, I refuse to use green food coloring so no worries, this awesome smoothie bowl is au naturale. I picked my favorite Vegan Green Smoothie Bowl recipe to share with you because of the smoothie’s versatility. You can use spinach or kale in this. Some people love raw kale, some people don’t. I adore steamed or sautéed kale but it can be difficult to eat in its raw form. I also add 1/2 avocado, 1/2 banana and 1/2 pear for some sweetness. Make sure that the pear and banana are pretty ripe because you want to bring out their natural sugars to balance the earthy flavor of the greens. Lets talk some avocado. I add avocado to pretty much any smoothie I make. Adding a little avocado makes the smoothie more filling and ties me over until lunch time. The creamy texture it creates is phenomenal and the avocado’s flavor is so mild, hence, you can’t really taste it. Try adding it to your smoothies and trust me, your smoothie world will change. You could also add a little agave to sweeten it more if you’d like! I hope that you greatly enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day and all things green.

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These toppings are a few of my favorite things but you can add all sorts of goodies! Dark chocolate, cacao nibs, raspberries, strawberries, nuts and peanut butter would all be super fabulous.

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Vegan Green Smoothie Bowl
Serves 1
A refreshing and vibrant green smoothie bowl recipe!
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Prep Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 pear
  2. 1/2 small avocado
  3. 1/2 medium banana
  4. Handful of spinach or kale
  5. 3/4 cup dairy free milk of choice (I used almond)
  6. Agave if wanted
Instructions
  1. Put everything into a blender or Nutribullet and top with your favorites!
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Beet & Berry Power Bowl

Beet & Berry Power Bowl

I’m feelin’ super upbeet about this one. Yep, that was cheesy.

But happy breakfasting! Holy mother of breakfasts. The ultimate power bowl packed with fruits and veggies to keep you satisfied until lunch rolls around and possibly then some. Now this is what breakfast should look like every day!

I’m tellin’ ya, this smoothie bowl will not leave you feeling disappointed. It has been on repeat for breakfast lately and I’m now obsessed with this combo. The avocado gives the smoothie a perfect creamy texture and the strawberries add a slightly tart element. Two dates and a beet add a fabulous sweet component to satisfy that morning sweet tooth but in a healthy way.

So, I’m not exactly the queen of fitness, in fact, I call it a good day if I hit over a mile on MyFitnessPal. However, if you are into getting in an early gym session, this smoothie bowl is for you. It’s packed with nutrients and healthy fats to keep you going.

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The color is absolutely phenomenal. The true color is sort of a dark and deep magenta but the lighting makes it look more red in the pictures. Nonetheless, you win in the color department, Beet & Berry Power Bowl. 

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Raspberries would also work really well in this recipe if you’re not a huge fan of strawberries. I hope that you love this smoothie bowl recipe and make it over the weekend to share with the ones that you love <3

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Beet & Berry Power Bowl
A delicious and vegan smoothie bowl!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium beet (boiled and peeled)
  2. 1 and 1/4 cup strawberries
  3. 2 dates
  4. 1/2 medium avocado
  5. 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  6. Light ice
  7. Toppings
  8. Granola
  9. Melted Dark Chocolate
  10. 1 small Banana
Instructions
  1. Put everything into a blender or nutribullet until fully combined.
  2. Warm up 2 tbsp of dairy free dark chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of almond milk and drizzle on top of smoothie bowl along with other toppings.
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Dark Chocolate Breakfast Shake

Dark Chocolate Breakfast Shake

Good morning and happy Monday! Ugh.

Monday funday right? No. Not really.

But you can make your Monday a wee bit better with this beyond awesome Dark Chocolate Breakfast Shake. Would you believe there is avocado and banana hidden in this gem? When something is healthy and contains chocolate, it almost sounds too good to be true. But believe me my friends, this shake is real and you need to make it!

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Hello beautiful chocolatey shake. And yummy cacao powder  

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There is a secret ingredient in my Dark Chocolate Breakfast Shake that really brings out the chocolate flavor. Guess what it is? COFFEE. Yes, three tbsp of coffee makes a huge difference in the depth of flavor. No worries, you can only taste faint hints of the coffee at best. Or maybe that’s a good thing since coffee is everything.

People always ask me what brand of dairy free chocolate chips I use. I love Enjoy Life brand!

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I hope you love this easy, fabulous and healthy dairy free breakfast shake!

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Dark Chocolate Breakfast Shake
Serves 2
A delicious and filling breakfast shake!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  2. 1 medium banana
  3. 1 medium avocado
  4. 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  5. 3 tbsp coffee
  6. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 2 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips (more for topping)
  8. 1 tbsp agave
  9. Ice
Instructions
  1. Pour everything into a blender or nutribullet
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Lemon Blueberry Cake Smoothie

Lemon Blueberry Cake Smoothie

Happy Friyay!

 

I hope that you all have some awesome weekend plans! I’m sure they’re much cooler than mine. I’ll be working on a marketing project (woohoo).  To start your weekend off right, I made a lovely and fresh tasting smoothie-Lemon Blueberry Cake! All kinds of yum.

Lemon Blueberry Cake is quite possibly my favorite dessert in the entire world. Carrot Cake takes a close second place. So, why not turn my favorite into a smoothie?  

The “cake” part comes from 1 tbsp of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Oat Flour, 1 tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal, and 1 scoop of Vanilla Sunwarrior Protein. The protein is optional of course. I have made this smoothie with and without it and it’s yummy both ways.

Make sure that your bluebs are ripe because you want them to be on the sweeter side rather than tangy. Lemon zest+juice makes for a perfect burst of freshness and is in my opinion, the best part. I also added 1 tsp of agave to sweeten the smoothie but it still tastes good with no added sugar. If you are craving something sweet in the morning but know that you shouldn’t reach for the donuts, this smoothie is perfect.

Not to mention, smoothies are an incredibly fast breakfast. I loooove my nutribullet and make all of my smoothies in it rather than a blender. The nutribullet cups are the perfect size. Enjoy this one!

 

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I love the color that turned out! So pretty and purpley.

 

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Lemon Blueberry Cake Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of blueberries
  2. 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  3. 1 tsp-tbsp agave (I used 1 tsp)
  4. 1 tbsp lemon zest
  5. Juice of 1/2 of a small lemon
  6. 1 tbsp almond meal
  7. 1 tbsp oat flour
  8. 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
Instructions
  1. Throw everything into a blender or nutribullet and blend away!
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Wild Berry and Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

Wild Berry and Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

Anyone can make a smoothie bowl. You don’t have to go out and buy a ridiculously over priced one that often does not taste as good as it looks. In fact, some places do not even make their smoothie bowls 100% fresh but have pre-made mixtures and juices. Yuck. I make a smoothie bowl probably every other day. Sometimes my combinations come out fabulous, sometimes I ask myself why I thought the combination would work. Side note, I only share the ones I think you would really like! Until December, I will probably try and incorporate pumpkin in every thing but my toothpaste. This is a very LOW FAT smoothie bowl if you top with the right stuff….bananas, a little coconut, low fat granola etc. It is sweetened with 2 dates and tastes amazing. Let me know what you think 🙂

Makes 1 smoothie bowl

1/3 cup pure pumpkin puree

1/2 cup strawberries

1/3 cup raspberries

1/3 blueberries if you’d like

2 medium-large dates

1 cup 40 calorie almond milk

Ice

Blend these together!

Top with one medium banana and a low calorie and low sugar granola (I love Kashi!)

……..A little dark choc would be fine too…just a little

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