This dairy free strawberry banana smoothie with almond milk is incredibly refreshing and great for hot summer days!
This dairy free strawberry banana smoothie is made with almond milk and dairy free yogurt.
If you don’t want the dairy free yogurt, you can leave it out and replace it with more almond milk.
The yogurt just makes the smoothie very creamy.
Generally I recommend using a barista styled almond milk so it will be creamier but any almond milk will work fine.
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 divine it up into bags.
Do Smoothies have Dairy?
Smoothies don’t have to, but yes, they usually contain dairy because they usually are made with milk and/or yogurt.
Is almond milk better for smoothies?
Almond milk is better for smoothies if you are looking to cut out some calories or if you are dairy free.
What is the best almond milk to use for smoothies?
Any almond milk will work, but I personally recommend unsweetened barista styled almond milk.
The smoothie is already sweet and the barista version will make the smoothie creamier like milk would.
Is it better to make a smoothie with water or almond milk?
If you are using regular almond milk then it really makes little difference because they have a similar texture.
However, if you are using barista styled almond milk then the almond milk is better because it will make the smoothie creamier.
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 almond milk.
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 of 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.