With the rise of plant based diets and lifestyles, plant based smoothies are becoming increasingly popular as they are a highly nutritious meal that can be whipped up in minutes.
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Benefits of Plant Based Smoothies
Here are some (but not limited to) potential health benefits:
- Help you get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.
- A good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
- A healthy alternative to sugary drinks.
- Assist with weight loss or maintain a healthy weight.
- Improve your overall health and well-being.
One of my favorite benefits is the time it saves. Simply blend and go!
Tips for Making Plant Based Smoothies
It's important to use dairy free milk and or yogurt as the liquid component.
Some great options include almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk or homemade hemp seed milk.
If you are purchasing dairy free milk, always opt for the unsweetened variety, as you can control the sweetness when making your smoothie.
To achieve the desired consistency, it's important to blend the ingredients thoroughly.
I highly recommend using a high-powdered blender (affiliate link) which can make the ingredients super smooth and creamy.
Make sure to blend for at least 1 minute or until the smoothie is completely smooth, the thickness can always be adjusted after blending by adding either more solids or liquids.
Customize to fit your tastes or dietary needs, experiment with different fruits, vegetables, and superfoods to create exciting flavor combinations.
Additionally, you can add plant-based protein powder, nut butters, or other supplements (if you are that way inclined) to boost the nutritional value of your smoothie.
Plant Based Smoothie Recipes
The below plant based smoothie recipes are easy, delicious and can be adjusted to suit your taste.
Banana Peach Smoothie
Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Blackberry Strawberry Smoothie
Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Apple Banana Smoothie
Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie
Avocado Banana Smoothie
I hope this list has encouraged you to try experimenting with different ingredients to suit your liking, a little creativity can go a long and delicious way.
If you liked this roundup of thick drinks, you might want to check out this list vegan drinks.
Which of the above is your favorite plant-based smoothie recipe, share it on social media by tagging @plantbasedfolk or comment below. Together, we can inspire others to try one of these delicious and healthy thick beverage.