This frozen fruit smoothie is dairy-free, vegan and made without yogurt. It comes together in 2 minutes and since the fruits are frozen, there's no prep work needed!
This delicious smoothie recipe consists of only 5 simple ingredients all of which are frozen. It makes a great healthy breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up snack.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's thick, cold and super refreshing.
- It's ready in less than 5 minutes.
- It's vegan, dairy-free and naturally sweetened.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Frozen Berries: Berries are one of my favorite fruits to buy frozen. They are packed with antioxidants and last so much longer when frozen. They are also relatively low in fruit sugar. To create this frozen berry smoothie, you'll need frozen blueberries and raspberries. Feel free to use different types of berries such as frozen blackberries or strawberries instead.
- Frozen Mango: The frozen mango chunks add some tropical flavors as well as sweetness.
- Frozen Banana: Choose a ripe banana to add some sweetness. Place some banana chunks into a ziploc bag and put it in the freezer the evening before.
- (Oat) Milk: We chose oat milk as our preferred type of milk but feel free to use a different type of non-dairy milk such as almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk or even coconut milk. Regular cow's milk will also work if you don't need this recipe to be vegan.
Step by Step Instructions
The great thing about this smoothie is that there's no prep work needed. While fresh fruit needs to be washed and prepped, that's not the case with frozen fruit.
To keep this smoothie refined-sugar free, its sweet taste comes only from fruit and there's no added sugar included.
STEP 1: Blend. Put all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender.
STEP 2: Adjust. If you prefer a sweeter taste, I recommend adding a couple of dates and a bit more milk. Otherwise, you could also add a splash of orange choice or maple syrup. Feel free to add your preferred sweetener. For a thinner smoothie, add more milk.
STEP 3 (optional): Assemble with fresh berries and serve right away!
For this fruity smoothie to turn out perfectly thick and smooth, you'll need a good blender.
- Frozen Bananas: We always keep a pack of frozen bananas stacked in the freezer. That way we have them ready and don't need to think about freezing them ahead of time.
- Ripe Bananas: Make sure to freeze ripe bananas that already have some brown spots to ensure that they are sweet.
- Strong Blender: To ensure that you'll end up with a creamy smoothie, My favorite high-speed blenders are by Vitamix or Bianco. I've also heard great things about Blendtec or Ninja.
- Mixed Fruit Assortment: Instead of buying individual packages of berries, you could opt for frozen mixed berries or other types of mixed fruit assortment of your choice.
- Protein Powder: Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to boost the protein content of this smoothie.
- Nut Butter: Add a tablespoon of Homemade Almond Butter or peanut butter for some healthy fats and some extra protein.
- Extra Greens: I usually add some veggies such as leafy greens to my fruit smoothies. One of my go-to's is frozen spinach. It's so much easier to store than fresh spinach.
- Seeds: Add a teaspoon of chia seeds, flax seeds or hemp seeds for some healthy fats and extra fiber.
It's a common misconception that frozen fruit is less nutritious than fresh fruit but according to different studies, the nutrition content of frozen produce is very similar to fresh produce.
Using frozen instead of fresh fruit will result in a thicker smoothie even though there's no yogurt included.
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Frozen Fruit Smoothie (no yogurt)
- ½ cup frozen raspberries *see notes for replacement
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 ¼ cups oat milk or other milk of choice *more for a thinner smoothie
- Put all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- This smoothie is quite thick. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, gradually add more milk.
- Taste and adjust sweetness. For a sweeter smoothie, add more frozen banana (and a splash of milk), some dates or your sweetener of choice.
- Berries: Feel free to use your favorite berries. You can easily replace the raspberries with strawberries or the blueberries with blackberries. Just make sure to use the same amount.
- Mixed Fruit Assortment: Instead of buying individual packages of berries, you could also buy frozen mixed berries or other types of mixed fruit assortment of your choice.
- Adjust sweetness: This smoothie is entirely sweetened with fruits and there's no added sugar included, hence the subtle sweetness. For a sweeter smoothie add a couple of dates, a splash of orange juice or your sweetener of choice.
- Blender: For this smoothie to turn out perfectly thick and smooth, you'll need a good, high-powered blender that is strong enough to blend frozen fruit.
- Milk: To keep this a dairy-free smoothie, I recommend using oat milk, almond milk or soy milk. If you don't need this to be a vegan smoothie, regular milk will also work.