Healthy Strawberry Smoothie (Vegan+Dairy Free) + VIDEO

Overhead shot of two smoothies on tray with grey napkin and small bowl of strawberries.

This Healthy Strawberry Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free.

This Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free. | platingsandpairings.com

For me, any day that begins with dessert is a good day. I’ll take it any way I can get it. Snagging a leftover brownie at 8am is not above me. But a sweet treat in the morning is a lot better when I can actually justify it…

This Healthy Strawberry Smoothie makes that justification totally possible. It’s dairy free, loaded with fresh fruit and natural protein, and will keep you satisfied until lunch – when you can go looking for that brownie again…

I’m using coconut milk instead of dairy-milk to give an extra creaminess and richness to this smoothie. This is the canned coconut milk, not the refrigerated kind that you’ll find in the cartons next to the regular milk. It’s thick, creamy and perfect for making these smoothies extra silky and decadent.

I wanted my Strawberry Smoothie to taste like Strawberry Shortcake. So I added in the flavors of baking spices that you’d typically find in a white cake – nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Those three flavors are like a big warm hug to me.

Hand holding glass of strawberry smoothie on white countertop.

A spoonful of almond butter adds some protein and additional richness to the smoothie, along with chia seeds to add some omega-3 and fiber. Feel free to swap out the chia seeds for your favorite nutritional boost – Hemp seeds or flax seeds would work here as well. Also, if you don’t mind your smoothie turning an unappealing shade of brown, you could also sneak a handful of spinach or kale in here too.

Feel free to be creative with this recipe. You can swap in other fruits in place of the strawberries. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and peaches would all be delicious in this smoothie recipe.

The dessert-fiend in me would jump out of bed every day for one of these Strawberry Shortcake Smoothies!

Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients

  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Light Coconut Milk
  • Almond Butter
  • Chia Seeds
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon

Side view of two healthy strawberry smoothies on tray with grey towel and strawberries scattered about.

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

  • Add frozen strawberries, banana, coconut milk, almond butter, chia seeds, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon to blender. Process until smooth.

Healthy Smoothie Recipes:

Overhead shot of two glasses of strawberry smoothie next to small bowl of strawberries.

If you loved this Strawberry Smoothie Recipe I would appreciate it so much if you would give this recipe a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished smoothie and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Overhead shot of two glasses of strawberry smoothie next to small bowl of strawberries.

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie (Vegan + Dairy-Free)

Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy strawberry smoothie, strawberry shortcake smoothie, strawberry smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 481 kcal

This Healthy Strawberry Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Amazingly rich and creamy, yet vegan and dairy-free.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 3/4 cups light coconut milk from the can
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Strawberry Smoothie (Vegan + Dairy-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 47.4mg57%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

8 comments

  1. Michelle

    This looks like the perfect way to start the day to me!

    Reply

  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    This smoothie looks so good!! I love anything strawberry 🙂

    Reply

  3. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    Love smoothies like this! Coconut milk makes the best smoothies. My kids love these kind of smoothies too!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Marlynn – This is definitely a kid-friendly smoothie – So yummy!

      Reply

  4. Melissa Chee

    This smoothie looks amazing!

    Reply

  5. Jessie | Kitschen Cat

    Hey Erin! I’m looking for a background board really similar to yours in these photos and was wondering if you bought it somewhere or if you made it!…?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Jessie – This is the one that I use: http://ericksonwoodworks.com/products/cookiesheet – I love it! Their boards are super high quality.

      Reply

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