3 Dairy-Free Smoothie Recipes From Simple Superfood Smoothies

When you begin to explore the world of healthy eating and living, it’s easy to become entranced by delectable superfood powders and ingredients that originate in exotic places. Nearly a decade ago, when I left my non-profit job to pursue holistic nutrition and culinary nutrition, my culinary nutrition pantry accumulated a variety of expensive powders for dairy-free smoothie recipes.

I quickly learned that those ingredients, while nutritious and delicious (well, usually delicious – some things like spirulina aren’t too popular in our nutrition circles), weren’t sustainable financially or environmentally. Time and experience have taught me that the true superfoods in our diets are local, easy to find all around us, and can be very affordable. This is the basis of my new book Simple Superfood Smoothies and I’m sharing three dairy-free smoothie recipes from the book for you to enjoy!

These dairy-free smoothie recipes are dairy-free, gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, kid-friendly and of course super tasty!

Dairy-free smoothie recipes

Almond Butter + Jelly Smoothie

This lunchbox classic is reinvented without the bread or peanut butter and it tastes so darn good you won’t miss either.

Featured Superfood Ingredient: Nuts and Seeds

Why It’s Nutritious: Nut butters like almond butter are packed with protein, fibre, health-building fats and antioxidants. Strawberries, like all berries, are a good source of fibre and vitamin C, and have been celebrated for their anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Substitution Options: If nut allergies are an issue, swap in seed butter – sunbutter and tahini work beautifully. Instead of almond milk, try coconut milk or use plain water.

Almond Butter + Jelly Smoothie

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Serves: 2 8 ounce servings

Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed 5 to 10 minutes for easier blending
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup almond butter, plus extra for drizzling
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips or cacao nibs, for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine the almond milk, strawberries, banana and almond butter. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes, stopping the blender if needed to scrape down the sides so everything is fully incorporated.
  2. Pour into two glasses. Drizzle with extra almond butter and chocolate chips (if using) for an extra treat.


Mango Turmeric Green Smoothie

Fresh or frozen mango is lovely in smoothies, but it’s also quite sweet. Combining it with dark leafy greens, anti-inflammatory turmeric and a dollop of coconut yogurt or kefir helps to offset the sweetness and make a lovely breakfast, light lunch, or snack.

Featured Superfood Ingredient: Turmeric

Why It’s Nutritious: Turmeric is one of my favourite superfoods and it’s become a pantry spice that is very easy to find in most grocery stores. One of the main compounds in turmeric, called curcumin, is highly anti-inflammatory and can help protect against cancers, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune conditions. In addition, the dark leafy greens provide a host of vitamins and minerals and coconut kefir, as a fermented food, is great for digestion and immunity.

Substitution Options: Swap half or all of the spinach for another leafy green, or use hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds instead of ground almonds.

Mango Turmeric Green Smoothie

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Serves: 2 14-oz servings

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups water or nondairy milk of choice
  • ½ cup non-dairy yogurt or kefir of your choice
  • 2 cups spinach, lightly packed
  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine the water, yogurt, spinach, mango, almonds, and turmeric. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes, stopping the blender if needed to scrape down the sides so everything is fully incorporated.
  2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.


Anti-Inflammatory Cherry Berry Smoothie

In North America berries are plentiful during the summer months but thanks to the freezer aisle (or careful planning if you stash a summer bounty from your garden or farmers’  markets), you can enjoy tasty berries all year long.

Featured Superfood Ingredient: Common Berries

Why It’s Nutritious: Berries are rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compounds, and are a great source of fibre for good digestion and blood sugar balance. Plus, they provide a lovely natural sweetness. In this recipe, berries combine with cherries, which offer additional anti-inflammatory, pain-reducing power and they can help lift your mood and improve sleep quality.

Substitution Options: You can use any berry variety – either a single berry or a mix. Instead of almond butter, try tahini, sunflower seed butter or pumpkin seed butter.

Anti-Inflammatory Cherry Berry Smoothie

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Serves: 2 14-oz servings

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups water or nondairy milk of choice
  • 1 cup frozen, pitted cherries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine the water, yogurt, spinach, mango, almonds, and turmeric. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes, stopping the blender if needed to scrape down the sides so everything is fully incorporated.
  2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.


Grab your blender and get blending with these three simple dairy-free smoothie recipes!

Get Your Copy of Simple Superfood Smoothies

United States: Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble

Canada: Amazon.ca / Chapters-Indigo

Superfood Smoothies by Sondi Bruner

I’m a holistic nutritionist, freelance writer and food blogger who can’t stop dreaming about what to create in the kitchen. I educate people who follow allergen-friendly diets about how to eat simply, deliciously and safely, allowing them to rediscover the pleasure of food and shift their mindsets from deprivation to abundance. Drawing on my extensive experience with Crohn’s disease, I also help clients nourish their digestive tracts and deftly move through stress so they can savour a life of toot-free fun. Meet this expert

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