In where I am right now, summer is almost over and the rainy season is starting to make way. Yet, if I look back, it was a fun and cool summer as it can be, with lots of beaches, food, and cool beverages. Talking about cool drinks, smoothies are never left behind.
Thinking about how many glasses of smoothies I had the entire season? I could never recall! Have you tried making smoothies without yogurt? In here, it is quite a hit, considering that yogurt is expensive!
If you are not familiar, smoothies are a thick cool drink made out of assorted fruits and vegetables. It’s blended together with some ice, water, dairy, and sweeteners. It’s best for those on diet or simply to quench thirst out of the warm day.
Now, here is a guide on how to make a smoothie without yogurt. It doesn’t differ much from the usual method. But you are given the opportunity to choose your own dairy or milk alternative.
Are you up for a challenge? Read on!
For me, it is important to make smoothies personally. I love it knowing that my fruits are fresh and other ingredients as well. It’s also convenient to make it at home. It saves money.
I know that the usual dairy for a standard smoothie is yogurt. Yogurt-free is possible. Making smoothies is simple. Here is a short tutorial on how to make one.
There are lots of mixes available. But for today, let us learn the strawberry-banana smoothie mix. Strawberry smoothie aids weight loss. It’s also a creamy and healthy beverage, even if there is no yogurt in it.
Aside from being sweet and yummy, strawberries are packed with vitamin C, fiber, potassium, folate and antioxidants. So, if you make strawberries into smoothies, it is going to be a blast of self-satisfying, substantial, swift and delightful breakfast, snack or even a complete meal.
So how was it? The above steps are the basic procedure when making a smoothie. If you happen to like it, start inventing your own fruit mix. Blending it with some vegetables and nuts will make it even more interesting and healthy.
In the above recipe, I have suggested using honey if you want a sweetener. But if you really want it really sweet, the last choice is sugar. I know that it is much easier to use sugar for the quick familiar sweet taste. Yet, when you are planning on a diet or a healthy smoothie, sugar is a "no, no"!
Notice that I chose banana to combine in the recipe. Banana is naturally sweet and at the end, it will taste like sweet strawberry after the mix.
I get it, making a smoothie cold is tastier. It helps to gulp those extra veggies added for a regular diet mix. However, once the ice melts down, it would badly make your smoothie tasteless.
I advise finishing your smoothie quick to avoid the watery taste! But can you do that all the time?
To make the steps more fun to follow, I have here a video showing you how to do it. In this video, she chooses not to add sweetener to the mix. Enjoy!
In all the recipes, I will mention the ingredients. You’ll notice that different kind of milk is being used to replace the yogurt. I didn’t include the portions of the fruits. It’s up to you how much you really want to make.
Later you’ll learn your own milk substitute and sweetener too. Pick one of your desired fruit combination for a first try! You can always go back to the basic instructions on how to make a smoothie. See above strawberry smoothie recipe example.
In this recipe, the fruits are frozen. On top to that, there are some ice cubes too. That means, if you're the kind who loves super cold smoothie, this is your choice. The yogurt substitute is coconut milk. Coconut milk is one of the best dairy substitutes for smoothies.
Watermelon contains a lot of water. Adding ice would make the smoothie taste watery and bland. If you’re the type who can't tolerate any kind of milk, this recipe is for you. As you can see, no milk, sugar, and ice needed for this mix. Healthy!
Who wants a smoothie as sweet as cherry? In addition, the smoothie mix is blended with honey and bananas. If you need a load of sweetness for the day, pick this one!
Let’s start with different fruit mix. If you don’t have any sweetener, adding banana as always is a smart choice. Blending in another fruit like these blueberries would make your smoothie super healthy. And don’t forget the almond milk! Almond milk is a healthy substitute for any dairy drink.
How about mixing your fruits with a little bit of veggie? This is great especially if you’re planning on a diet. Get your nutrients for a meal from your glass of smoothie. Come on, try it! In this blend, we used spinach. You can choose your own veggie later on. Adding some ice cubes is a big plus, I tell you!
You can take out the peel and pit if you like. Some prefer to have this with the peel. This is a super simple recipe. Sugar and milk free, but healthy! I advise diluting some peach juice after blending and add more ice.
Above recipes are just samples that may serve as your guide when making your own smoothies. You can experiment with different fruit mixes, sweeteners, and yogurt substitutes (choose from dairy-free to low-fat or non-fat milk).
You may also prefer whether to put ice cubes, freeze the fruits or no ice at all. I recommend blending it with some veggies to make it much healthier. Just start with little as much as possible until you get used to it.
Smoothies can offer you vast nutrients in just a glass. The ingredients are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that your body needs. You’ll be surprised how it can replace one set of the full meal if you’re on a diet.
So, do you think you’re ready for a glass of smoothie? I bet you already have a list of fruits you intend to make. Making smoothie is basically just a pick, mix and blend! Try your choice now. I can't wait to hear from you and try your own version of smoothies without yogurt!
There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.