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Best Fruit Smoothie Recipes Without Yogurt

Sometimes it can be hard to find fruit smoothie recipes without yogurt. Many smoothie recipes use yogurt as a thickener—and while this is delicious, some of us don’t always have (or want to eat) yogurt!

Personally, I think smoothies without yogurt can be just as good. It doesn’t have to feel like your “skimping”—you know what I mean?

I have a lot of smoothie recipes on the blog, so in this article I’ll show you a variety of no-yogurt smoothies. But make sure to read till the end too, because I’ll also show you my go-to formulas for creating custom smoothies without yogurt!

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Must-Try Fruit Smoothie Recipes With No Yogurt

Without further ado, let me show you the awesome recipes!

1. Strawberry Grape Smoothie

First up is this Strawberry Grape Smoothie. This recipes uses frozen strawberries for thickness and grape juice for flavor! In total, it only has four ingredients. The finished result is a delicious, refreshing smoothie that’s perfect for a hot day!

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

strawberry grape smoothie

2. Simple Peach Smoothie

This Simple Peach Smoothie is one of the most popular recipes on my blog—and I specifically designed it to have no yogurt in it. It has even less ingredients than the last recipe (only 3): frozen peaches, peach juice, and maple syrup. You can choose to use fresh peaches and freeze them, or buy prepackaged frozen peaches. Up to you; either way it is delicious!

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

peach smoothie without yogurt

3. Apple Spice Smoothie

When you want a more unique smoothie without yogurt, try this amazing Apple Spice Smoothie by Simply Stacie! Talk about simple and delicious: this recipe uses pantry staples you already have on hand, like apple sauce, oats, and banana. This would make a great Fall smoothie due to the spice!

Recipe From: Simply Stacie

apple spice smoothie

4. Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Next up, check out this Strawberry Peach Smoothie! If you don’t like using only frozen fruit in your smoothies, this is a great option. It calls for fresh peaches and frozen strawberries! Just picture yourself on the porch, sipping this refreshing drink in the sunshine. Oh and don’t forget to invite a family member or friend, because the recipe makes two servings! 😉

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

strawberry peach smoothie

5. Banana Pear Smoothie

When you want something nice and thick, with more unique flavors, try this Banana Pear Smoothie. It uses oats to give you some good protein, along with milk, white grape juice, and two frozen fruits (you guessed it, banana and pear!) If you’re dairy free, you can use your favorite non-dairy milk.

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

banana pear smoothie

6. Strawberry Chia Lemonade Smoothie

This next smoothie sounds amazing: a Strawberry Chia Lemonade Smoothie! The recipe uses a hint of both lemon and lime juice for that lemonade flavor. I haven’t tried a smoothie with chia seeds before I might just have to now!

Recipe From: I Live For Greens

strawberry chia lemonade smoothie

7. Orange Detox Smoothie

In all the recipes so far we haven’t see oranges. Well, this Orange Detox Smoothie is a great way to put some extra oranges to use! It uses fresh ginger too, which has a lot of health benefits (you can read more about that in the post).

Recipe From: I Live For Greens

orange detox smoothie

8. Strawberry Cherry Smoothie

Here is another great fruit combo for a smoothie: strawberries and cherries! This Strawberry Cherry Smoothie is not only tasty on its own, but it also has another fun surprise: an oat crumble topping. With the topping, this is almost like a dessert smoothie (but if I’m being honest, I would still eat it for breakfast). 😉

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

strawberry cherry smoothie recipe

9. Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Now, when you’re ready to get more serious and you want a healthier smoothie, this is a good one: the Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie. Amy from Health Beet says she likes having this smoothie when she needs a lot of protein while still trying to lose weight. Sounds like a great option to me!

Recipe From: Health Beet

strawberry banana protein smoothie

10. Zucchini Banana Smoothie

Here is a green smoothie without yogurt: the Zucchini Banana Smoothie! It uses just 4 simple ingredients, including zucchini and 2 different fruits. I definitely think I should give this one a try (I should start making myself drink healthier smoothies). If that’s you too, check it out!

Recipe From: I Live for Greens

zucchini banana smoothie

11. Peach Mango Strawberry Smoothie

Last, but not least, here is a smoothie that includes a trio of fruits! This Peach Mango Strawberry Smoothie may be a mouthful to say, but it is nonetheless delicious. It is a nice and simple recipe that uses a ripe peach, along with frozen mango and strawberries. You won’t want to miss it!

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

How to Make a Thick Smoothie Without Yogurt

Now that we’ve looked at some awesome recipes, let’s talk about customization. Maybe you don’t want to follow a recipe. Maybe you just want to know how you can make a thick smoothie with the ingredients you have on hand, without adding yogurt.

Yogurt is often used as a thickener for smoothies made from fresh fruit. If you add fresh fruit to a blender, it releases all its juices and the resulting smoothie will not be thick.

So if you DON’T want to use yogurt, you have a few options.

Use Frozen Fruit + Fruit Juice

This is by far my favorite option for thick smoothies without yogurt. I start with a base of frozen fruit, and add fruit juice so that everything will blend nicely. The resulting smoothie is thick, sweet, and delicious, with no yogurt necessary.

If you would like to make your own custom smoothie like this, you can use this recipe formula:

  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen fruit of choice
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice
  • Any desired flavorings or sweeteners

Let me expand on this a little more. I recommend using a half of a frozen banana because it adds sweetness and creaminess to the smoothie.

In my tests, I found that smoothies made with frozen fruit without banana are a bit tart. So you CAN use 1 cup of any frozen fruit and exclude the banana, but just keep this in mind!

As for the liquid amount, you can really use as much juice as you’d like until you get a good consistency. This isn’t about following a recipe so much as it is about your own preference, and the equipment you have. If your blender isn’t heavy duty enough, you may need to add extra liquid to blend the frozen fruit.

Use a Blend of Fresh & Frozen Fruit

Another way you can get around the use of yogurt is to use a blend of fresh fruit and frozen fruit! The frozen fruit will still help the smoothie thicken up, while the fresh fruit will add liquid and flavor (so long as it’s ripe).

Here is the formula I use for this:

  • 1 cup frozen fruit
  • 1/2 cup fresh fruit
  • Liquid (juice, milk, water) to adjust consistency
  • Any desired flavorings or sweeteners

With this smoothie, the banana isn’t as necessary because the fresh fruit can provide more sweetness as long as it is ripe. You can absolutely still use banana though if you like the flavor and texture it provides!

Again, the amount of liquid to add depends on your blender and your personal preference, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

smoothies without yogurt collage

What to Add to Smoothies

So once you have the base formula and ingredients down, you can get even more creative with your smoothie!

There’s tons of little things you can add to smoothies that give them extra flavor and texture.

  • Oats for texture protein
  • Protein powder (adds more thickeness too)
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, or other warm spices
  • Honey or maple syrup for sweetness
  • Nuts for texture and protein
  • Milk (dairy or non-dairy) for extra liquid and creaminess
  • Spinach, kale, or carrots for added nutrients
  • Ice cream (if you don’t care about it being healthy) 😉

Fruit Smoothie Without Yogurt Recipe Formula

There are lots of ways to make fruit smoothies without yogurt, but these are my favorite formulas! Choose your own fruit, juice, or liquid, and add extra flavorings to make it your own. Don't be afraid to get creative!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

Frozen Smoothie Without Yogurt

  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen fruit of choice
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice
  • Any desired flavorings or sweeteners

Fresh + Frozen Smoothie Without Yogurt

  • 1 cup fresh fruit of choice
  • 1/2 cup frozen fruit of choice
  • Ice cubes to desired consistency (optional)
  • Any desired flavorings or sweeteners

Instructions
 

  • Add fruits and base liquid amount to the blender. Blend on high until smooth, adding extra liquid or frozen fruit as necessary until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness and flavorings, if necessary.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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