This dairy free strawberry smoothie is made without milk and without yogurt. Instead, it uses dairy free milk and dairy free yogurt.
This smoothie has strawberries but also melons to give it an incredibly fresh strawberry flavor which is perfect for hot summer days!
This dairy free strawberry smoothie is without a doubt one of my favorite smoothies!
The secret to what makes it so good is the melon in this recipe!
The melon adds a freshness to the smoothie that you simply can’t get without it.
The combination of melon and strawberry makes this smoothie taste like incredibly fresh strawberries.
I also add some banana for some natural sweetness, but there isn’t enough to taste it.
If you want a strawberry banana smoothie though, you should take a look at my dairy free strawberry banana smoothie.
You may also like my dairy free banana smoothie.
Do Smoothies have Dairy?
Smoothies don’t have to, but they usually contain dairy because they usually are made with milk and/or yogurt.
What you need for a smoothie is not necessarily milk, but actually a liquid. This means that all you have to do is switch the milk out for another liquid in order to make it dairy free.
Can I make a strawberry smoothie with almond milk?
Yes, you make a strawberry smoothie with almond milk.
I recommend using an unsweetened barista styled almond milk.
Can I make a strawberry smoothie with coconut?
Yes, you can make a strawberry smoothie with coconut milk.
If you use coconut milk in a smoothie, it will make it extra creamy and add a tropical flavor.
Can I make a strawberry smoothie with oat milk?
Yes, you can make a strawberry smoothie with oat milk.
I recommend a neutral flavored full fat oat milk, but any oat milk will work.
Can I use water instead of milk to make a smoothie?
Yes, you can use water instead of milk for a smoothie.
However, it will be thinner than if you use something creamier like a barista styled almond milk, a full fat oat milk, or coconut milk.
What Type of Dairy Free Yogurt Should I use?
You should use a neutral or vanilla flavored dairy free yogurt.
Yogurt made from soy, almonds, coconut, and oats all will work fine here.
Can I leave out the yogurt?
Yes, but the smoothie will be less creamy if you do. If you want to leave out the yogurt, replace it with more dairy free milk.
HOW TO FREEZE FRUIT FOR SMOOTHIES
To make smoothies even easier, freeze fresh fruit into portions.
Cut fruit into pieces and arrange, in one layer, on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Slide the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze until hard (two to three hours).
Smaller fruit, like berries, I often just freeze whole. It’s easier to do this if you know how much you’re going to need for a recipe and divide it up into bags.
Make Ahead of Time
You can easily make this recipe ahead of time.
All you have to do is put all the ingredients in the blender, except the milk (and oats, if desired).
Blend it up until it is nice and smooth. Then, pour the smoothie into a freezer safe resealable bag.
Once you’re ready to use the smoothie, let it sit out until it’s defrosted enough to put into the blender.
Place the smoothie in the blender, add the milk and oats, if desired, then blend until smooth again. Once it has a nice pourable consistency, put it in a cup, and serve.