When you are on a vegan or plant-based diet, you might assume you can no longer have smoothies due to the milk and yogurt often used. You may then decide that all smoothies use soy milk when they are vegan, but you have a sensitivity to soy. Luckily, it is possible to make some super delicious and healthy vegan smoothies without soy.
This first plant-based smoothie recipe is creamy and fruity, but doesn’t use any type of soy milk as a milk replacement. Instead, you can choose your own non-dairy milk, though coconut milk is preferred. All you need is your coconut milk, a frozen banana, and peeled clementines. After this, you can choose to add other ingredients if you prefer, like more citrus fruit to increase the vitamin C, or even some nut butter especially if you are also using almond milk with the smoothie.
Almond Turmeric Smoothie
This is another smoothie made with non-dairy milk, allowing it to taste amazing even without using soy milk. This is also going to be super nutritious for you, since it uses turmeric, a spice that is loaded with important vitamins and minerals. In addition to the powdered turmeric, you can add your favorite tropical fruits, such as pineapple, mango, and kiwi, along with dome medjool dates to add a nut flavor and increase the overall health benefits of the smoothie. You can make it thicker by adding a banana as well.
Berry and Non-Dairy Yogurt Smoothie
Many smoothies use yogurt to thicken them up, but since you want it plant-based, you just need to be careful what type of yogurt you use. There is non-dairy or vegan yogurt that works great with a mixed berry smoothie. Combine the non-dairy yogurt of your choosing, either plain or flavored, with coconut milk, a banana, and your choice of berries. You can go with blackberries and raspberries, or add strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Use any combination you prefer. With a smoothie that includes berries, coconut milk is often preferred when you aren’t using soy, but you can definitely use a non-dairy milk or almond milk if you want.
All of these smoothies are not only plant-based and vegan-friendly, but they don’t use soy milk. Many people have an allergy or sensitivity to soy, so it shouldn’t always be the diary-free alternative you use for smoothies. Now you have a good reason to skip it!