In general, a delicious smoothie contains yogurt. But, how would you feel about a smoothie without yogurt? Have you thought about that? Even though almost all smoothie recipes that you have seen contain yogurt, fortunately, you could still make an amazing smoothie with other substitutes. Here are some suggestions, compiled by Stayhealthyways.
The yogurt is the most common ingredient for making a smoothie. However, this tutorial will help you make tasty smoothies without yogurt, only using alternatives that are as delightful as the yogurt. You could be surprised by the results.
If you are trying to avoid the consumption of yogurt or simply you can’t use it, there are many other ingredients you could choose from, such as almond or coconut milk, fruit juices, peanut butter and so on.
How to make a smoothie without yogurt
The things you would need for delicious yogurt-free smoothie are, of course, a great smoothie recipe, blender, liquid, base, fruits and vegetables and some other add-ons.
Five wonderful recipes of how to make a smoothie without yogurt
1. Using almond milk- a blueberry ginger smoothie
2. Using juice or apple cider – a green powerhouse smoothie
3. Using coconut milk – a tropical tipsy smoothie
4. Using tofu- a chilled chocolate tofu smoothie
5. Using peanut butter- a peanut butter banana apple smoothie
First, let’s take a closer look at the basic things that you need for a tutorial on how to make a smoothie without yogurt
Depending on what do you prefer and what your diet allows you to consume the combinations are limitless. No matter if you are replacing meals or trying to lose weight, there are plenty of recipes on the Internet for your right purpose of consuming a smoothie.
Your blender doesn’t have to be very high quality or very expensive. You just need to know how to manipulate the speed to get the smoothie that you want.
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Depending on how creamy do you want your smoothie, you can choose different amounts of the liquid you are using, like milk water, fruit juices or teas.
Besides the fruits, the yogurt as well provides the texture for a creamy smoothie and make the body of the smoothie, known as the base. But, as previously mentioned, in this article we will avoid using yogurt, but rather use other alternatives equally as good as the yogurt.
Fruits and vegetables
Here is the part where you could get as creative as you want.You can combine and use your favorite fruits and vegetables for a delicious smoothie. Have fun experimenting and make your smoothie as colorful as you can. You can choose any fresh fruits or vegetables, but you can also use frozen ones.
There is what you called your basic smoothie recipe and also an upgraded one. You can add protein powder, sweeteners, and salt, spices to bring your smoothie to the next level.
Five wonderful recipes of how to make a smoothie without yogurt
Depending on the substitute that you will be using in your smoothie here are five different smoothies without using yogurt.
1. Using almond milk
A delicious alternative to yogurt can be almond milk or any milk you like as long as you are not allergic to it. However, the almond milk would add a nutty kick to your smoothie.
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Blueberry ginger smoothie
You will need the following ingredients: two tablespoons almond butter, half bananas peeled and frozen, one Medjool date, a half cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, one teaspoon ground ginger, one pinch salt and one and a half cup almond milk.
Start making your smoothie by placing them in the blander. The almond milk first followed by the bananas, almond butter, date, ginger, and salt. After that turn on the blender at a low speed. After they are mixed, proceed at a higher speed for 30 seconds.
2. Using juice or apple cider
Also, you can use juices as alternatives to yogurt. They can be fresh or processed or you can even use an apple cider.
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Green powerhouse smoothie
For the green powerhouse smoothie, you will need these ingredients: one cup green grapes, one large pear or apple cut into chunks, three ripe peeled kiwis, one cup chunks honeydew melon, one cup white grape juice or natural apple cider and few leaves of fresh mint.
First, place the cider or the juice in the blender and then add the rest of the ingredients except for the fresh mint. Afterward, start blending for one minute or until the texture is smooth.Finally, you can garnish with fresh mint leaves and enjoy.
3. Using coconut milk
The coconut milk gives the following smoothie a fresh and tropical kick. It is perfect for the summer.
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Tropical tipsy smoothie
Ingredients that you will need for this smoothie are two cups of unsweetened and canned pineapple chunks, one cup coconut milk, three cups mango, papaya or peaches (cubed), one frozen banana and half a cup of dark rum.
First, put the coconut milk in the blender and after that add the fruits and the rest of the ingredients. Blend them for around one minute.
Garnish this delicious tropical smoothie with pineapple chunks.
4. Using tofu
Maybe you are surprised to see tofu as a replacement for yogurt but the silken tofu will make the smoothie even more fabulous. Also, the following recipe you can consider it as a whole meal.
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Chilled chocolate tofu smoothie
For this delightful smoothie, you will need a half cup of whole almonds, one cup pitted dates, one third cup cocoa powder, one cup boiling water, one cup silken tofu or soy milk and dozen ice cubes.
Start with placing the dates, almonds and the water in the blender.After that, cover the mixture and let it rest for five to ten minutes do not blend it yet. Finally, add the tofu and ice and turn the blender on, for a full minute at high speed or until it becomes thick.
5. Using peanut butter
The peanut butter or even a nut butter can bring your smoothie to the next level. They can be an amazing replacement for the yogurt. The following recipe might become your next favorite one, not only it is nutty creamy in flavor but also it is very nutritious.
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Peanut butter banana apple smoothie
For this amazing smoothie boost, you will need one big apple, one ripe banana, one tablespoon peanut butter, two tablespoons oats, one teaspoon cinnamon, a half teaspoon vanilla extract and a half cup water or milk.
First, put the liquid ingredients into the blender and after that add the rest of the ingredients. Mix them for 30 seconds or until it is cream. Also, adjust the milk to get the smoothie consistency that you want.
Let us know in the comment section which one did you like the most.