14 Dairy-Free Smoothie Ideas

Don't have a cow about it.

Dana and John Shultz via minimalistbaker.com

Dana and John Shultz via minimalistbaker.com

Smoothies are a great way to quickly slurp down some nutrients when you need sustenance but don't have time for something more involved. But a lot of smoothies contain dairy in some form or another. That's great in terms of protein but not so much if you're lactose-intolerant, have a dairy allergy, are vegan, or just don't like the taste.

That's where these 14 smoothie ideas come in. All of them use substitutes like coconut yogurt and almond milk to ensure that you're still getting that classic creamy, smoothie texture. And to supplement the protein you're losing by nixing the dairy, many of them also blend in additional protein sources like oats and hemp seeds. That way, your smoothie is a well-rounded snack that will actually satisfy you, rather than a sugar-packed gut bomb that'll make you crash. Bonus: They're delicious whether or not you're a fan of dairy.

Tiffany Azure via lecremedelacrumb.com

Tiffany Azure via lecremedelacrumb.com

1

Skinny Pineapple Smoothie from Creme De La Crumb

If you like piña coladas, you're gonna like this smoothie (and maybe getting caught in the rain, too). Get the recipe here.

 

Jeanine Donofrio via loveandlemons.com

Jeanine Donofrio via loveandlemons.com

2

Minty Green Shamrock Shake Smoothie from Love & Lemons

If you want something refreshing in the morning, reach for this mint-packed smoothie. A touch of almond butter and almond milk add a decent amount of protein, and bananas and spinach round out the flavor and color. Get the recipe here.

 

Krista Rollins via joyfulhealthyeats.com

Krista Rollins via joyfulhealthyeats.com

Dana and John Shultz via minimalistbaker.com

Dana and John Shultz via minimalistbaker.com

4

Blueberry-Almond Butter Smoothie from Minimalist Baker

This beautiful purple bev tastes like a blueberry pie, we kid you not. Get the recipe here.

Erin Clarke via wellplated.com

Erin Clarke via wellplated.com

5

4-Ingredient Mango Green Smoothie from Well Plated

No time? No problem. This recipe only requires four ingredients: frozen mango, chopped banana, spinach, and cashew milk. Get the recipe here.

Olivia Ribas via primaverakitchen.com

Olivia Ribas via primaverakitchen.com

6

Peach-Carrot Smoothie from Primavera Kitchen

Primavera Kitchen calls for two optional tablespoons of Greek yogurt in this recipe. If you're trying to cut out dairy but still want that protein, sub in a tablespoon or two of a dairy-free protein powder. Get the recipe here.

Lindsay Cotter via cottercrunch.com

Lindsay Cotter via cottercrunch.com

7

Frozen Cranberry-Orange Smoothie from Cotter Crunch

Sweet, delicious, and oh so refreshing, this is exactly the hydrating bev you want after you wrap a mild sweat sesh. Get the recipe here.

Kristen Boehmer via livinglovingpaleo.com

Kristen Boehmer via livinglovingpaleo.com

8

Orange Creamsicle Power Smoothie from Living Loving Paleo

Full-fat coconut milk is the secret behind this luxurious "creamsicle" smoothie. Get the recipe here.

Heidi Larsen via foodiecrush.com

Heidi Larsen via foodiecrush.com

9

Acai, Pomegranate, and Raspberry Smoothie from Foodie Crush

This drink is full of antioxidants thanks to those three bright red berries. Get the recipe here.

Amanda Drozdz via runningwithspoons.com

Amanda Drozdz via runningwithspoons.com

10

Black Forest Smoothie from Running With Spoons

This recipe is extra hearty and filling, because it's blended with protein powder, oats, cocoa, and medjool dates. Get the recipe here.

Erin Druga via thealmondeater.com

Erin Druga via thealmondeater.com

11

Caramel Latte Smoothie from The Almond Eater

Though it tastes like dessert, containing just cashews, dates, coffee, and almond milk, it's actually pretty healthy and protein-packed. Get the recipe here.

Lily Kunin via cleanfooddirtycity.com

Lily Kunin via cleanfooddirtycity.com

12

Tropical Passion Fruit Smoothiefrom Clean Food Dirty City

Clean Food Dirty City uses coconut yogurt (she likes Anita's brand) in this smoothie recipe. A little bit of coconut butter also helps balance out the tangy passion fruit. Get the recipe here.

Brittany Mullins via eatingbirdfood.com

Brittany Mullins via eatingbirdfood.com

13

4-Ingredient Date Shake from Eating Bird Food

You haven't lived until you've had a date-banana smoothie. The basic recipe is just dates + bananas + almond milk, but Eating Bird Food likes to add nut butters, maca, chocolate, and cinnamon if she feels like getting fancy. Get the recipe here.

Erin Dooner via texanerinbaking.com

Erin Dooner via texanerinbaking.com

14

Paleo Blueberry Smoothie from Texanerin Baking

A squirt of lemon juice helps keep this decadent smoothie from becoming too sweet. Get the recipe here.