10 Vegan Smoothies That Are ~Really~ Satisfying

10 Vegan Smoothies That are ~Really~ Satisfying

Puree your way to the perfect dairy-free drink with these creative vegan smoothie recipes.

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Yes, Vegan Smoothie Recipes Can Be Delicious and Filling

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With many smoothie recipes calling for milk, yogurt, or whey protein powder it's easy to think that vegan smoothies won't stack up. But by falling back on good fats and proteins, such as avocado and nut milks, you can blend up filling vegan smoothies that taste just as delicious as any other. These creative—and really tasty—vegan smoothie combos aren't too sweet, so if you prefer yours to mask, say, spinach, add a drizzle of agave or maple syrup. Want to add more protein? Try one of these editor-approved vegan protein powders.

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Chia, Berry, and Cardamom Vegan Smoothie

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Chia seeds give this vegan smoothie its thick texture, while cardamom adds a distinct sweetness. We use a mix of raspberries and strawberries here, but feel free to experiment with your favorite fruits.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup almond milk with chia seeds. Let sit at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour, until chia expands and the texture becomes pudding-like.
  2. Transfer chia mixture to blender and add remaining 1/2 cup almond milk, frozen berries, and cardamom.
  3. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe developed by Lindsay Funston

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Spinach, Avocado, and Cucumber Vegan Smoothie

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Cucumber lends its cooling flavor to this green vegan smoothie, which packs in 2 cups of antioxidant-rich baby spinach.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 big handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/2 small cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe developed by Lindsay Funston

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Tropical Paradise Vegan Smoothie

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With a tropical blend of pineapple, mango, banana, and coconut, this delicious vegan smoothie gets a spicy kick from fresh ginger.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk beverage
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe developed by Lindsay Funston

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Blueberry, Avocado, and Lime Vegan Smoothie

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Avocado delivers protein and healthy fats, while lime juice adds a citrusy freshness. Add grated lime zest to give this vegan smoothie recipe more zing. (

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave or maple syrup

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe developed by Lindsay Funston

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Ginger Pear Vegan Smoothie

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"This vegan smoothie is ideal for recovery from an injury or extended-duration workout," says Brendan Brazier, co-founder Vega plant-based nutrition. In addition to anti-inflammatory ginger, the flax and hemp contain alpha linolenic acid, an omega 3 that also combats inflammation.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1 cup spinach

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe developed by Brendan Brazier

07 of 11

Apple Pie Vegan Smoothie

Apple Pie Vegan Smoothie

This liquid comfort food tastes like dessert (just like our Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl), but it's actually full of nutrition. The fiber from the oats and apple will hold you over until your next meal, while the ice keeps the vegan smoothie satisfyingly thick without adding calories.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats, soaked overnight in water and drained of excess liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe developed by Brendan Brazier

08 of 11

Spicy Mango Lime Vegan Smoothie

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Good things come in small packages, such as hemp seeds: Just 2 tablespoons of these tiny guys packs all nine essential amino acids, fiber, healthy fats, and almost 7 grams of protein. We know the jalapeno sounds like a crazy addition to this vegan smoothie in this recipe, but don't skip it. It perks things up perfectly while delivering metabolism-boosting benefits.

Ingredients

  • Juice from 1/2 freshly-squeezed lime
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup diced frozen mango
  • 1/4 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe developed by Brendan Brazier

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Blueberry Rooibos Vegan Smoothie

Blueberry Rooibos Vegan Smoothie

Green rooibos tea combined with blueberries supplies a potent dose of daily antioxidants, Brazier says. The caffeine-free tea has a light, woody, slightly sweet flavor that accents the fruit beautifully.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green rooibos tea, steeped and chilled
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/2 banana

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.
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Raspberry Walnut Smoothie

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The walnuts in this vegan smoothie provide heart-healthy fats and about 4 1/2 grams of protein, as well as potassium and magnesium, essential electrolytes for muscle function, Brazier says. (

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe developed by Brendan Brazier

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Coffee Cashew Vegan Smoothie

Coffee Cashew Vegan Smoothie

The creamy texture in this decadent vegan smoothie comes courtesy of the cashews, which also add 5 grams of protein to help keep your blood sugar—and hunger—steady, Brazier says. (

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cashews, soaked six hours or overnight
  • 1/2 banana, peeled and chopped (frozen optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup cooled coffee
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe developed by Brendan Brazier

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