How to Make a Smoothie Without Yogurt

Seriously, a smoothie without a yogurt? Is that even possible? In general, when people mentioned a "smoothie," we will automatically think that all recipes should and must contain a yogurt and that without it, is almost impossible to think a smoothie without yogurt would even exist. But is it exists, even some kind delicious could not resist. Along with this article, we'll walk you through how to make a smoothie without yogurt.

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how to make a smoothie without yogurt

Yogurt is mostly used as the prime ingredient for making a smoothie and that it is indispensable. This tutorial will help you see that a smoothie without yogurt is possible and that it would still be delicious and tasty as you imagined a smoothie to be. I will help you discover smoothie recipes without even using yogurt and just by using alternatives that are equally delightful as your yogurt.

Some people try to avoid the use of yogurt or simply cannot use yogurt, so in this tutorial, I am hoping we can offer you other options so you can still enjoy a good tasting smoothie you desire. There are a lot of choices you can choose from, fruit juices, coconut milk, plain milk or almond milk, tofu, soaked cashews, peanut butter and a whole lot more.

What You Need for your Yogurt-free Smoothie

First of all, here are the basic things that you will need for a tutorial on how to make a smoothie without yogurt

Smoothie Recipe

The smoothie recipe that you will be looking for depends on your purpose of having a smoothie. Whether you are on a diet, replacing meals or losing weight, there are a lot of recipes you can look through on the internet. If you have not got the idea to start with, you can go here to find out what kind smoothies you like.

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Blender

There is no need for you to purchase the expensive or the very high-end kind of blender. You just need your blender that you have as long as you know very well how to manipulate it. Also, you need to know your blender so that you will know the speed and pace to get the smoothie that you want.

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Liquid

The amount of liquid that you should put in for your smoothie determines the consistency of the smoothie that you desire. Some liquid choices you can add are milk, water, kefir (from coconut water or milk), tea and fruit juices.

Base

The body of your smoothie is known as the base, and this is the one that provides the texture for a creamy smoothie. Aside from the fruits which are recommended for your smoothie, the yogurt usually will do all the trick. But suppose that you don't have yogurt in the fridge or simply your yogurt is broken due to not being properly preserved. You don't need to worry about it! Since we are not going to be using yogurt in this tutorial, we will explore other alternatives which offer equally goodness that you will not even notice that no yogurt used.

You can almost choose from almond milk, peanut butter, apple cider or juice, coconut milk, and tofu. Of all the alternatives, I pointed out my favorite is the almond milk because aside from the creaminess it offers, with the nutty kick it is also more convenient that you can easily spot it in the grocery stores. Since having in hand the replacement component, you will not need to worry about how to make a smoothie without yogurt.

Fruits and Vegetables

Now here is the fun part, the adding of your fruits and vegetables for your smoothie. Here is your chance to be creative and experiment depending on what your palate calls for. Have fun exploring and combining fruits and vegetables based on your preference.

Furthermore, you can either have fresh fruits and vegetables or frozen one. The options are limitless, play with your imagination.

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Add-ons

There is what you called your basic smoothie recipe, and there is what you called the upgraded one in where you can take your smoothie to the next level of deliciousness and of course nutrition. Later on, when you are going to be skilfully good at making smoothies, you will know what is to be added that is available and possible. Some of these are salt, spices, even sweeteners and protein powder.

Five Wonderful Recipes of How To Make a Smoothie Without Yogurt

So, in this portion, I will be showing you different kinds of recipes or alternatives without using any yogurt for your smoothie. I choose the following alternatives because of the following; taste, health benefits, and availability.

1) Using Almond Milk

​One alternative that you can use instead of yogurt, is almond milk or any milk you prefer as long as you are not allergic to it. Although a lot of smoothie drinkers prefer an almond milk than the regular milk because of its nutty kick in your smoothie. You also need to pay attention to the proper use and preservation of almond milk. And here is one recipe you can try.

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Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ bananas (peeled, frozen)•
  • Two tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 Medjool date (pitted)
  • ½ cups fresh blueberries (frozen)
  • One teaspoon ground ginger
  • One pinch salt
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk

Procedure

  • Place the almond milk first into the blender, followed by the bananas, almond butter, date, ginger, and salt.
  • Turn on the blender and put in a low speed then if they are already mixed, proceed to put it on high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Garnish and served.

​2) Using Juice or Apple Cider

Another alternative that you can use instead of yogurt, is by using fruit juices, either pressed, fresh or processed or apple cider. Here, I will be sharing with you is one of the healthiest recipes for the smoothie as it is power packed with the "greens," plus the apple cider would pair well with the greens in taste and health benefits.

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Green Powerhouse Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green grapes
  • One large pear/ apple (unpeeled, cut into chunks)
  • Three ripe kiwis (peeled)
  • 1 cup chunks honeydew melon
  • 1 cup white grape juice or natural apple cider
  • few leaves of fresh mint

Procedure

  • Place the juice or the cider in the blender first, followed by the rest of the ingredients except for the fresh mint.
  • Start blending for one minute or until frothy and smooth in texture.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves and served.

​3) Using Coconut Milk

Another option you can use on how to make a smoothie without yogurt is using coconut milk. Coconut milk is used best in this recipe as it gives the tropical kick to your smoothie, aside from you can readily see it in the supermarket.

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Tropical Tipsy Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple chunks (unsweetened, canned)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 cups mango, papaya or peaches (cubed)
  • One banana (frozen)
  • ½ cup dark rum

Procedure

  • Place the coconut milk in the blender first, followed by the rum and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Start blending for 1 minute or until frothy and smooth in texture.
  • Garnish with pineapple chunks and served.

​4) Using tofu

Here a surprise to me when looking for ideas related to how to make a smoothie without yogurt.

Yes, you can use silken tofu as a replacement on how you can make the smoothie without yogurt. This recipe I will be sharing with you is one what you can consider as a whole meal. Fabulous to the palate and nutritious to the body.

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Chilled Chocolate Tofu Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup pitted dates (packed)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup silken tofu or soy milk
  • A dozen ice cubes

Procedure

  • Put the dates, almonds, water and almonds in the blender.
  • Cover it and let this mixture rest for 5 to 10 minutes do not blend it yet.
  • After 5 to 10 minutes, add the tofu and ice and start mixing for a full minute at high speed until it becomes frothy and thick.

5) Using peanut butter

What a tasty way of making your smoothie without yogurt is by adding peanut butter or nut butter instead. This recipe I will be sharing with you is one of my favorite smoothie recipes. With its full of nutty flavor, creamy and sweet without additional sugars, this smoothie is very nutritious and could give you an energy boost.

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Peanut Butter Banana Apple Smoothie

Ingredients

  • One big apple
  • One ripe banana
  • One tablespoon peanut butter
  • Two tablespoons oats
  • One teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup water or milk

Procedure

  • Put the liquid ingredients first into the blender, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend it for 30 seconds or until it is creamy and smooth.
  • Adjust the milk or water to attain the smoothie consistency that you want.

Conclusion

Now that you have learned the basic tutorial on how to make a smoothie without yogurt, I hope you have enjoyed every step of it and have gained knowledge on it.

In conclusion, this tutorial simply shows that there are a lot of ways for you to enjoy smoothie without yogurt. Although my personal favorite is the #3: Tropical Tipsy Smoothie, it is because I never thought I could get drunk with my smoothie while thinking of the tropics: my perfect island dream.

You may also like to know about wheatgrass recipes and aloe vera detox recipes.​

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