Avoiding fruit? Try this no fruit smoothie (With green options)



Creamy, filling no fruit smoothie

Sugar free, with green options

No sugar creamy filling smoothie with no fruit

There are so many people who are avoiding fruit at the moment for one reason or another.  Some can’t tolerate it, some think the sugar in it is bad for them and others just don’t like it.  Just for the record, I not only love fruit (at the moment while I’m pregnant but I haven’t always loved fruit) but believe it’s one of the most healthy, natural and healing foods we can eat, and as long as we eat it raw and whole (or blended up) then the sugar is exactly what our bodies need to function at an optimum level.

Is fruit unhealthy?

However sometimes fruit can cause problems if people are allergic to it, or they are eating unripe fruit (bad for you) or if they are combining fruit with a diet that is full of processed unhealthy fatty foods.  Then fruit can disagree with us.  People often think fruit causes them digestive problems too, and it can if you eat it after a big, rich meal.  This is because fruit digests so quickly that if it can’t pass straight through our bodies then it gets stuck and starts to ferment and give us gas, bloating and stomach aches.  Sometimes the meal you have eaten the night before hasn’t digested yet and your healthy fruit breakfast might still get stuck behind the big meal and cause you problems.

I actually think fruit is the most perfect food we can eat as in nature we can pick it straight from the tree, and eat it straight away without cooking it or processing it in any way.  It is also appealing to us in it’s appearance, smell and taste.  However we’ve become so obsessed with sugar being so bad for us that we are trying to avoid it in all forms.  But our body does need sugar, just natural sugar from whole foods, not refined processed sugar that causes us so many problems.

No Fruit Smoothie

Creamy, filling smoothie recipe without fruit

This recipe is for all those people who ask me for a smoothie without fruit.  However the definition of a smoothie is a thick, smooth drink of fresh fruit pureed with milk, yoghurt or ice cream.  So this is technically not a smoothie anymore, but it looks like a smoothie and tastes like a smoothie to me so I’m still going to call it a smoothie.

Despite the fact it contains no fruit, it’s actually quite sweet.  That’s because it’s made with coconut, almonds and oats which are all naturally sweet nuts and grains but contain no fruit.

I don’t think I’ll be drinking this one on a regular basis as I love the sweetness of fruit and the nutrients that they give me but I’m sure you’ll enjoy this if you are on a fruit free or sugar free diet.

This recipe is made using Coconut Butter / Creamed Coconut.  This can be quite expensive so you can either make your own or use coconut milk instead.  TIP: If you are buying this coconut butter tends to be more expensive and creamed coconut cheaper but they are exactly the same thing.  You can get reasonably priced creamed coconut here.

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Creamy Filling No Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Coconut Butter/ Creamed Coconut (Or use 1/2 Cup of Coconut milk from a tin)
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract (Or cut up a vanilla pod or use ground vanilla)
  • 1 cup Ice (If you are not drinking this straight away you can use water instead and store in the fridge to cool down.)
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Green Smoothie (Optional)

  • 2 cups Spinach/ Other mild greens

Note

Blend the ingredients in the order listed.  If you are making a green smoothie blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients.  This creates more space in your blender. Add more water if required to thin it out. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.  You can also replace half of the liquids with ice.  Add the ice at the end. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down.

NOTE: This smoothie serves 2 but if you have an active job, do work outs or have higher calorie requirements you may need to drink both servings.

If you are new to Green Thickies and have more questions about making the perfect green thickie, please read this guide on How to make a Green Thickie.  Or read this guide on How to make a smoothie perfect every time.

Find out more about adding OATS or QUINOA to your smoothies.

Suitable for Special Diets: Gluten free (Use GF Oats or Quinoa), raw (Use raw oats/quinoa), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, wheat free, soya free (don’t use soya milk), salt free (don't add salt), nut free (replace nuts with sunflower or pumpkin seeds. This doesn't include coconuts)

* If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet,) please read this first. This will suggest some substitutions so you can still enjoy Green Thickies with ingredients you can tolerate.

Directions

Blend until smooth.


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Comments

  1. What a great option! I’ll have to remember this when I run out of fruit (happens more often than I like to admit!)

    • Thank you Gabby! I can’t imagine a house without fruit! It’s such a big part of mine and my baby’s diet, and like to have my freezer well stocked with it too. My husband would prefer some space free for some of his food though but every part of the kitchen is filled with fruit.

  2. Good Girl Gone Green says:

    Brilliant idea! I bet some raw cacao powder would taste yum too! :)

  3. This is a fantastic recipe idea. I have recently become interested in making a green smoothie (aka thickie) without fruit, and, bam!, here you are with a recipe for me. Thank you for reading my mind, I can’t wait to try this!!!

    • Ha ha, I love it when that happens, you want a recipe and there someone is with one. I’m not sure if I could ever get used to a smoothie without some sweet fruit in it. When I used to juice I had to down them as I hated the taste of them. I guess I’ve just got a really sweet tooth!

  4. Hi darling! I just wanted to say thank you SO much for creating his blog! I had taken a peak a few weeks ago, thanks to Carrie on Vegan, and appreciated the loads of delicious smoothie recipes you share. But recently I took another visit to this site and I am amazed! I have a 5 month old babe, work a few days a week and bring loads of fruit with me. I tend to eat a smoothie in the morning, fruit and veggies as snacks, a hefty bean-filled lunch, some dinner and a smoothie for dessert. But recently I have been constantly hungry, snacking a lot and wondering why 3 mandarins and 3 kiwis are leavin me hungry – haha! Anyhow.. I read your inspiring story of weight loss and health gain, also your green thickie challenge post with three a day. I decided this was PERFECT for a busy mama, and a pumping while working mama- very little time needed in the kitchen and more time with my peanut and spouse!

    Thank you, my dear. I am so motovated to share these recipes with friends and family. So far I have enjoyed your key lime pie, orange Julius, cookie batter and a banana/orange/apple/ginger one. I tend to keep them as “one -giant-serving” by halting the grain, doing half water/half nut milk, and leaving everything else. I love how filling they are, their bold flavors and the fact that I go crazy wanting to share them! I seriously cannot take a second sip without texting someone, looking for my spouse to give a slurp of it to, or Instagram-ing how wonderful your recipes are!

    Also, I have a good friend at work who wants to start eating more wholesome, healthy and happy foods, and lose weight – and I am going to propose she take the green thickie challenge with at least one a day. I gave her a taste of mine today and she loved it!

    So thank you so, so much. Your blog is a blessing, and I’m glad I can share it with everyone I know. Thank you for making my days tastier, my meal planking easier and my taste buds happier than ever! 2 green thickies a day, a warm meal at night and a big bowl of greens!!

    God bless you!!

    • Hi Nicole,

      What a lovely comment! I am so happy that you are enjoying the green thickies so much and that they are filling you up and giving you so much more time with your family. That’s my reasoning behind them too. As I try and make everything from scratch I can spend far too long in the kitchen, but if I’ve got my green thickies I can get on with some housework while I’m drinking them leaving me more time free. I also make a massive batch every day so I’ve always got some on hand.
      Thank you so much for sharing my recipes, that’s lovely of you! It’s a real boost to get your comment and it makes me remember why I carry on with this website!
      I have just had a look at your blog and also love it! I’m going to head over there now and leave an email for you!

      Have a great day and God bless you too!

      Katherine

  5. I haven’t tried coconut butter, but I think I’ll have to track some down.
    Thanks for thinking of us non-fruit eaters :)

    • I didn’t realise I had been eating coconut butter for years, it was just called creamed coconut – but the same thing.
      I have another non fruit vegetable based recipe that I’m experimenting with at the moment so I’ll hopefully get that to you before long. I can’t see it tasting as nice though!

  6. I will have to try this!

  7. Wow, a smoothie without fruit – way to go! Thanks for sharing at Healthy 2Day Wednesday!

  8. Some do have a problem with eating much fruit, it is nice to see a non fruit smoothie ideas too. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  9. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it on Wildcrafting Wednesdays!

  10. I don’t think I’ve ever made a fruitless smoothie before…unless you count the post-college mudslide years. Ha! Seriously, this smoothie sounds delicious. (I might have to add a banana though!) Thanks so much for sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays and for adding our event to your list of blog hops!

  11. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  12. Awesome Smoothie!
    Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. A smoothie without fruit! Interesting. IT looks good! I have a fructose intolerance so I usually just do smoothies with veggies, coconut milk, and homemade yogurt. There are plenty of sweet veggies like carrots, sweet potato,parsnips, etc. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

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