Cool down this summer with these 11 unique and flavorful vegan summer smoothie recipes! Not only are these smoothies refreshing, but they're chock full of good-for-you fruits and veggies.
Smoothies are the perfect drink during the hot summer months.
The thing I love most about smoothies is that you can never run out of delicious, refreshing variations, depending on which liquids, fruits and veggies you use.
Today I'm sharing all of my favorite plant-based smoothie recipes with you and I hope you discover a new favorite drink!
Vegan Smoothie Ingredients
Smoothies often have yogurt, cow's milk, or protein powder in them that make them non-vegan.
The following ingredients make up the core components of a vegan smoothie.
Protein / Healthy Fats
The following ingredients make great protein sources for making vegan smoothies!
- Nut butters - peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, pecan butter, or homemade nutella!
- Seeds - chia seeds, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds
- Beans - check out my Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie (crazy, right?)
If you want to add a sweetener, my favorite natural sweetener for vegan smoothies is dates!
I also like to add cacao nibs or cacao powder if I want to have a chocolatey flavor.
All of your favorite summer produce can be included in your summer smoothie recipe.
The most common summer fruits to include in your smoothies are:
- berries - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
Definitely check out your local grocery store's freezer section as frozen fruit is often cheaper than fresh fruit.
And because it's picked and frozen at peak ripeness, it's just as nutritious as fresh fruit!
I love sneaking veggies into different recipes! Smoothies are an easy way to get veggies into your diet (or your kids!) - yep, even cauliflower.
Smoothies are also great for sneaking dark leafy greens into your diet. Only 9% of Americans get enough dark leafy greens in their diet! Try out my Refreshing Green Smoothie or Chocolate Green Smoothie to work some spinach and/or kale into your smoothie.
Because of their more neutral flavor, cucumbers are also easy to work into a green smoothie, especially when you pair it with frozen mango.
My Favorite Vegan Summer Smoothie Recipe
Switch up your standard banana-strawberry smoothie with these healthy and unique creations!
I love all of the recipes below, but if you forced me to choose just one, I would have to go with my go-to Refreshing Green Smoothie. It always hits the spot on a warm summer's day.
Which, let's be honest, is every day here in tropical Malaysia!
Vegan Summer Recipe Inspiration
For more vegan summer recipes inspiration, check out my 92 Easy and Healthy Vegan Summer Recipes roundup.
Dairy Free Drink Inspiration
You can use the filters on my recipes page to filter for more dairy free drinks (or whatever you want!) This link will take you directly there - all dairy free drink recipes on The Conscientious Eater.
Vegan Smoothie Recipes
Refreshing Green Smoothie
With water-rich vegetables and a touch of lemon juice, this Refreshing Green Smoothie will make you feel so light and hydrated!
The Easiest Watermelon Smoothie
This juicy, sweet and simple Watermelon Smoothie takes minutes to prepare and will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.
Papaya Date Smoothie
This 4 ingredient refreshing Papaya Date Smoothie is the perfect healthy treat for hot, summer days!
Chocolate Green Smoothie
This silky and sweet Chocolate Green Smoothie is and is a great way to sneak in more nutrients from leafy greens.
Vanilla Tahini Smoothie
This unique and creamy Vanilla Tahini Smoothie takes 5 minutes to prepare and is the perfect drink to get you out of a breakfast rut.
Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie
Made with creamy black beans and protein rich soy milk, this Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie is a delicious, healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Banana-Less Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This creamy and sweet Banana-Less Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is perfect for fall and is naturally sweetened with dried fruit.
Chocolate Smoothie with Frozen Cauliflower
Sweetened with frozen bananas and gooey dates, this Chocolate Smoothie with Frozen Cauliflower is a delicious way to cool off this summer!
Healthy Dairy Free Mocha Smoothie
This sweet, rich and energizing Healthy Dairy Free Mocha Smoothie is a fun and delicious way to jazz up your morning cup of coffee.
Fig and Tahini Smoothie
Fresh figs, creamy tahini and frozen bananas are blended until smooth to create this rich and refreshing Fig and Tahini Smoothie!
Healthy Vegan Shamrock Shake
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year with a healthy, mint chocolate chip smoothie, full of chewy, sweet dates, fresh spinach and creamy avocado!
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