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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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