How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways

5 ways to make a smoothie taste delicious without fruit.  Here are some effective tricks I’ve learned to make smoothies taste sweet and delicious without fruit.

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious 5 Ways

During a period of time when I was trying to improve my health, I cut out fruit for a while, while experimenting with a low carb keto diet.

Although I’m back to eating fruit again now, lots of people still want to know how to avoid fruit in their smoothies.

Here are some effective tricks I’ve learned to make smoothies taste sweet and delicious without fruit.


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Have you ever wondered how to make a smoothie without fruit?

Most people haven’t, because fruits have become quite synonymous to smoothies.

They’re basically what make most smoothies palatable and easier to drink every day.

Who wouldn’t want a beverage that doesn’t taste like grass, right?

This speaks true for recipes that require leafy greens and other vegetables for the ingredients.

Many dieters believe that it is the fruit that lends the delicious taste in healthy drinks.

But I beg to disagree.

Why? Because fruits aren’t everything.

You can make delicious smoothies even without fruits, and even get as many nutrients as possible out of the other ingredients that could be used to replace fruits.

This may sound strange to you, but the plant food variety actually has more to offer as alternative flavor enhancers to fruits.

I have discovered this during the time I gave up fruit.

I thought my no fruit smoothie was going to take disgusting. 

But surprisingly, it was not only palatable, but I’d even go so far as to say it tasted pleasant. 

I’ve also researched a few recipes that do not include fruits to see how I can substitute for their taste and nutritional content.

My discovery, which I’m going to share with you today, will change your attitude about non-fruit smoothies and might even inspire you to try making your own.

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious

To make a delicious smoothie without fruit, you can use nuts, seeds, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nut-based butter and yogurts as replacements. You only need to rely on these “fillers”, or ingredients that make up the bulk of the smoothie, to recreate the appetizing taste of a fruit base—and maybe even exceed it in terms of palatability and nutrients. You may also add natural flavor enhancers in the form of powders, oil, syrups, and juices.

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5 Ways To Make A Tasty Smoothie Without Fruit

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Two glasses of healthy green smoothie

Making a tasty smoothie without the inclusion of fruit is easier than you might think.

There are 5 main ingredients that can take the place of fruit in your recipes, which can all contribute to the flavor and desired texture of your smoothies.

6 Best Smoothie Ingredients To Replace Fruit – Fillers

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; peanut butter

“Fillers” are the next best thing about smoothies right after fruits—and for a good reason.

These are actually ingredients that make up the bulk of the smoothie, and which gives the drink its filling quality, hence the name.

The good thing about fillers is that they allow you to mix and match each key ingredient so you can achieve the desired flavor and consistency of your smoothie.

1. Make A Veggie Smoothie

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; vegetable smoothie

From what we already know, vegetables and fruits are segregated in terms of taste.

While veggies are considered savory and bitter unless cooked, fruits are standalone and are often eaten as desserts.

However, nutrition-wise, fruits have way more sugar compared to vegetables which could be a disadvantage if you’re monitoring your blood sugar or you are intolerant to fruit.

In fact, in an analysis of the Aggregate Nutrient Density index, veggies scored higher in terms of fiber and protein, and lower in terms of calories compared to most fruits.

This makes vegetables a good replacement for fruits in your smoothies, especially if you’re trying to lose weight, as you will be consuming fewer calories per smoothie. 

But what about the taste and texture?

Typically, you can sneak in more veggies into fruit-based smoothies and still not detect the taste.

However, even without fruits, there are a few select veggies that you can use to mimic their taste or even turn your smoothies into savory drinks.

As for the texture, you can expect your smoothies to be a little fibrous—not the stringy type—yet thick enough to prevent separation.

Below is the list of veggies that you can use as fillers for your smoothies.

You can add 1 cup of any of the following for making a single serving of smoothie.

  • Cauliflower
  • Butternut Squash
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Carrot
  • Zucchini / Courgette
  • Beets/ Beetroot
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Peppers
  • Avocado: this is very high in fat so I suggest limiting the quantity to 1/2 avocado. 

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2. Make A Creamy Nut Or Seed Smoothie

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Almond Milk Smoothie

Using nuts in your smoothie doesn’t only improve its taste, but also lends the beverage its creamy texture.

A distinctive difference that you’ll notice is the nutty taste, which isn’t bad to the palate especially if you’re a fan of nut butters.

On top of it, you’ll also get a significant dose of “healthy fats” in form of unsaturated fats, which have a good effect on cardiovascular health by lowering LDL cholesterol and raising the “good” cholesterol.

Contrary to popular belief, nuts aid in weight loss due to their high fiber and protein content that will make you feel full enough to avoid frequent food splurge.

While they might be higher in calories compared to most fruits, nuts have a lower amount of sugar which can help you avoid blood sugar spikes.

Below is the list of nuts you can add to your smoothies.

For every single serving of smoothie, you can add ¼ of any of the following nuts.

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B003P7ZMXA’ text=’Pistachios’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’24bd236c-8697-4956-9380-a58b1afc8692′]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00JJI7EBM’ text=’Macadamia Nuts’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9a0c9aa4-2aec-427a-8e4f-d17874d21de1′]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B017UMTZK6′ text=’Pine Nuts’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9d6094bd-9839-4901-b30f-32e33c5194bc’]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00KWCPCF4′ text=’Tiger Nuts’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’dccb5cfc-1a34-4817-9c1a-cc9947edc6e7′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B06Y6HB4L4′ text=’Ground Almonds’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’af6cc209-5fb6-42a7-a318-de4e3312d7b7′]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00MPQ5ZOS’ text=’Chia Seeds’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cea8d40a-c71b-4fa5-a30a-b8c35bf7749f’]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00DOKFLYI’ text=’Flaxseed – Ground’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’48220342-0d89-400c-bf55-0313f76f5b33′]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00SRMA4U4′ text=’Sunflower Seed’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c07a5f5a-4ccc-46dc-8ca6-9c0676595dbb’]
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3. Make A Bean Shake

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Bowls of various Collection set of beans and legumes

Beans are a highly versatile food group that crosses the boundaries of savory and sweet, which can help dilute the overpowering flavors of veggies in a smoothie.

Believe me, you really can’t taste beans in a smoothie as they do have a very neutral taste. 

The inclusion of beans in your beverage can give it a creamy consistency, as well as a health boost in the form of protein, fiber, and micronutrients.

Beans, just like fruits, also have lower fat content.

Frequent consumption of beans, whether in the form of smoothies or eaten whole, can help you avoid risks of cancer and heart diseases, thanks to their antioxidant effects.

Below is a list of beans that you can add to your smoothies.

A single serving of smoothie will only need a ½ cup of any of the following.

  • Navy Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Lima Beans/ Butter Beans
  • Edamame Beans
  • Soya Beans
  • Lentils
  • Tofu
  • Garbanzo/ Chickpeas
  • Peas

4. Make A Yogurt Smoothie

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; yogurt

Yogurts that are made from plant-based food such as beans and nuts are healthier than fruits in the sense that they are rich in protein and calcium, which are macronutrients necessary for maintaining a sound healthy body.

For less than a hundred calories, plant-based yogurts are relatively lower than most fruits in terms of calorie content.

Up to 10% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium can be obtained from soy-based yogurt, and approximately 3 grams of protein per 100 grams serving can be accumulated as well.

Almond yogurt, on the other hand, is usually fortified to contain additional calcium and higher protein content.

Coconut yogurt, while low in protein, is also low in sugar which can help you avoid dangerous levels of blood glucose.

Additionally, though fruits seldom contain healthy fats, plant-based yogurts have them in sufficient amounts to contribute to a sustainable diet.

Since most yogurts are dense, they can lend creaminess and thickness to the smoothies, which is ideal for preventing a watered-down version of the beverage.

So instead of going for water, opt for 1 cup of any of the following yogurts to add into your smoothie.

  • Soy Yogurt
  • Almond Yogurt
  • Coconut Yogurt

5. Make A Coconut Smoothie

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; coconut milk and coconuts

Coconut’s flesh is among the most versatile plant-based foods that you can eat, and it’s also ideal for your smoothies!

While many of you will argue that coconut is a fruit, its variety of applications in meal preparation makes it impossible to be categorized as such.

The fiber content found in coconut meat is comparable to that of most fruits at 14% of the daily dietary allowance.

And despite its 60% fat content, coconut flakes are zero cholesterol and low in sodium.

Protein in forms of 18 amino acids can also be found in coconut meat, further making it nutrient-dense edible plant food.

Depending on how it is prepared, dried coconut can have more or less 130 calories per ¼ cup serving; although the other nutrients it contains as well as those of the rest of ingredients can easily offset this amount.

Adding coconut by-products such as butter, cream, shreds, and flour to your smoothies can give you a rich texture that is occasionally grainy, yet easily drinkable.

Below is a list of coconut derivatives that you can add to your smoothie at a ¼ cup per single serving of the beverage.

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01MUCNWA2′ text=’Coconut Butter’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1951fda3-b679-4f25-a33c-6cc643128b64′]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00LNURL94′ text=’Dried Shredded Coconut’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’df9a9603-4a23-4ec6-a706-8ed892cfb445′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00BSZBEAG’ text=’Coconut Flour’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2025904b-6edd-454a-a75f-54af987aa2e3′]

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6. Make A Whole Grain Smoothie

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Oat flakes on a wooden spoon

If there’s one thing that whole grains and fruits have in common, it would easily be fiber.

The fiber content in most whole grains can amount to 28% of the dietary allowance, making them a good alternative to fibrous fruits for making smoothies.

With only 6% fat and 26% protein content, whole grains are also a more nutritious base option compared to most fruits.

Not only that, but whole grains also take pride of their phytochemicals and minerals that aid in the prevention of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

The reason why whole grains have dominated the early breakfast traditions is because of their sufficient calories that typically amount to around 200-300 calories per cup of cooked grain, and this is ideal for sustaining the body’s fuel throughout the day.

Whether you use a high-powered blender or not, you’ll be able to create a smoothie that is thick, rich and with an added crunch courtesy of the grains you’ve added into the recipe.

With exception to oats, all the following grains need to be cooked or soaked overnight before adding them to smoothies in order to extract as many nutrients as possible and make the grains easily digestible.

You can add a ½ cup of any of these grains into a single serving of smoothie.

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B000LKUZOU’ text=’Oats’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’05bd90da-5a98-4b1e-996d-d1d5c58207be’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00QKXVAN2′ text=’Buckwheat’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e41df9c5-6160-45a0-9502-ddc6b9f58c38′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B073ZNGZ7F’ text=’Quinoa’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1e3d26aa-9f09-4051-8812-de6eb685c4bb’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B004NRLAVY’ text=’White Rice’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f994c97c-a5ae-4cfc-8062-fbbc26edd038′]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00XN0866Y’ text=’Amaranth Flakes’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’97a07946-d3da-4d8f-80bc-9d6a97622ea7′]
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5 Steps To A Tasty Smoothie Without Fruit

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Homemade Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

To learn how to make a smoothie without fruit, you need to follow this 5-step procedure that uses at least 5 key ingredients to ensure that your drink can still taste great even when fruits are taken out of the equation.

Take note that this smoothie serves one.

1. Choose Your Liquid Smoothie Base

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Almond nuts and milk

Add 1 cup of any of the following liquids as your smoothie base.

If using tea, you’ll have to brew it first (if actual tea leaves are used) or steep the bags in hot water before transferring the liquid into the blender.

Occasionally you’ll find green tea powders more convenient as you’ll only have to pour the contents into the blender and blend it with the rest of the ingredients.

Non-dairy milk alone is likely to thin out the smoothie, so it is necessary to couple it with fillers that will help thicken the consistency.

Finally, with water kefir, it is somewhat thinner than a yogurt yet more forgiving on people who have lactose intolerances and allergies due to its incredible strain.

Bear in mind that coconut milk from a can has a significant amount of calories, so if you choose this option, you can probably avoid adding any nuts, or other high calorie foods to your smoothie.

That said, here’s a list of liquid bases you can use for your smoothies:

  • Water
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00ZGXUPX8′ text=’Green Tea’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a5e952d3-52ef-454b-95b0-64a3188d87c0′]
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00PGXQ68Q’ text=’Almond Milk’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’fbb640c3-52c5-4304-861f-92ba83d9e761′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B004HK46C2′ text=’Soy Milk’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’426ae665-162f-48e7-ae8c-8b8fa123aa8c’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B075781HG7′ text=’Oat Milk’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’d5689aaa-dc82-401f-97a4-e830f7697c32′]
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If you want to make coconut milk at home watch the video below where I show you how to make coconut milk from coconut butter.

2. Choose Your Smoothie Filler: This Replaces Fruit

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Pumpkin slices squash

Simply choose at least one of any of the smoothie fillers from the fillers list I have previously provided here.

You can include more than one filler if you want to, depending on your preferred taste and smoothie texture.

Normally, the longer you blend, the smoother your drink would become.

Also, the more filler you add, the creamier it would appear after blending.

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3. Add Optional Leafy Greens To Make A Green Smoothie

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Green salads and cabbage

This part is optional unless you’re actually planning to make a smoothie out of the leafy greens that you have.

If you want to know how to make a green smoothie tasty without fruit, all you need to do is add all 5 ingredients to your blender, including 1 cup of any of the following leafy greens.

Otherwise, you may just skip this step.

What I can guarantee, though, is that you won’t be able to detect the taste of the greens if you use all the 5 key ingredients along with the leaves.

Of course, there’s also the advantage that comes with being able to extract nutrients out of leafy greens such as protein, calcium, vitamins, and phytochemicals.

Check out the list below for your choice of greens to add to your smoothie.

Add 1-2 cups per smoothie.

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Bok Choy
  • Collard Greens
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro/ Coriander
  • Cabbage
  • Beet Greens
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Wheatgrass
  • Dandelion Greens

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4. Add Natural Flavors To Make A Delicious Smoothie

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You can also add a small amount of any of the following natural flavorings to enhance the taste of your smoothie according to your preferences.

Between 1 pinch and 1 teaspoon would be enough to add a burst of flavor into your drink.

Taste-wise, these natural flavor enhancers live up to the expectation; they can turn your smoothie from blah to “tada!” with just a few sprinkles.

Diet-wise, they can also help you stay away from artificial flavorings and refined sugars, which can be counterintuitive when you’re trying to lose weight, monitor your blood sugar levels or simply become healthy.

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  • Lemon Juice
  • Ginger Root
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  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00DX5D8CQ’ text=’Spinach Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0f89aa09-d246-4b7a-9ffe-602678264072′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00112ILZM’ text=’Amazing Grass Green Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e3aae082-e0e2-40f7-9f32-bd1c6d69b705′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B06VZ3SRGD’ text=’Coconut Oil’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6957fb3a-5950-4e63-a146-99684c8a7d54′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B004XIS14M’ text=’Kelp Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’217281b3-c9ea-445b-9022-155afe35e3e8′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B073QDM8XG’ text=’Green Spirulina’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2612a69a-8192-4007-b296-49a4a6c1e520′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B07MTP2LFG’ text=’Blue Spirulina’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2ccc4f52-4bb3-46df-a0c4-97e2d597f37f’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00EH1EYLO’ text=’Mesquite Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’47cd52fa-9072-40ab-86dc-e2b3864c37f2′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B076YBFS5S’ text=’Maca Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’dab0bac1-1f8e-490c-80a5-6b8299e7ad04′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00PFDH0IC’ text=’Matcha Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f14d1109-4e74-4aa0-8a84-ecee5384bf82′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00EHLRMOK’ text=’Camu Camu Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2ead3f3c-c8e4-4d0f-a35a-681b26e5a117′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00T6POD9Y’ text=’Maqui Berry Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a75430b4-eb1d-480e-aefc-beeb4244aaa0′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00UZOZ5S8′ text=’Orange Essential Oil’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9b86fea2-2943-43f5-b6a8-54ec81b8f25c’] (Food Grade)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B000EITYUU’ text=’Sea Salt’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’954a054f-12a1-4851-92d4-f35fab39e4c7′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B003M62ZS4′ text=’Vanilla Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a65b757c-45ee-4c91-8817-21380dbda79d’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00EHNLF4Q’ text=’Acai Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c7c2ddfd-e385-437a-8fd4-8330c8097152′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00LCIYMU8′ text=’Lucuma Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0dcd7164-0bd8-4a78-8f22-02989918b09b’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01LZIS4VX’ text=’Baobab Powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ab54497a-729e-40bd-8865-b58cefd71053′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B000JMBEEK’ text=’Cardamom’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2f5ee17b-7d17-4e5d-8ed9-d8ec77273e56′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01BPEY5BO’ text=’Cayenne Pepper’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0dfda959-deb9-43c5-bcfc-a1cc4daf960a’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B0001M11RS’ text=’Nutmeg’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8a0664ea-a413-4b4d-a414-112cc9ee2854′]

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5. Add Healthy Sweeteners To Make An Extra Sweet Smoothie Without Fruit

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; Xylitol

Natural sweeteners are your instant alternatives to unhealthy refined sugars whenever your sweet tooth craves.

While they may be processed into simpler forms, they still retain their natural goodness that lacks an exceeding amount of glucose and artificial enhancers, which may be harmful to health especially to diabetics.

Most of these sweeteners are sourced from plants having a long list of essential health benefits themselves.

No wonder many doctors recommend sugar substitutes such as stevia among many other natural sweeteners that also pack in nutrients such as enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.

Here are other healthy sweeteners you may use for your smoothies:

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00GRY33AC’ text=’Stevia’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’02126782-c810-4154-be13-30f83a8ced77′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B018UWALFS’ text=’Erythritol’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’01316a7d-6ea3-4e97-9741-e4fa333b59b4′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B07HBL6YLW’ text=’Monk Fruit Sweetener’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’69c5c963-38b2-446a-86ee-b008f62af7bf’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B0013P3KC6′ text=’Xylitol’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’650813a8-e49e-482a-813e-232bfbb96f1c’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B07MRDC9T2′ text=’Yacon Syrup’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’d03631ed-7434-4b45-9cdb-8ca4551b4804′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01GZ8HUK8′ text=’Chicory Root Inulin’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cf66da8a-a2c4-4ed0-bc4e-abc167532499′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01GEL2DK8′ text=’Tagatose’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c07785f1-cfd9-43b4-8812-a72d83fe34c2′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00QXQWHLA’ text=’Mannitol’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’greethic-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’405a6bc6-7cc2-492b-bf50-66a076239c58′]

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4 Smoothies Without Fruit Recipes

Here are 4 delicious smoothie recipes without fruit that you can enjoy straight away. 

 Creamy Ginger and Peanut Zinger No Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Creamy Ginger and Peanut Zinger No Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Here are some effective tricks I’ve learned to make smoothies taste sweet and delicious without fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 cup butternut squash (cooked or raw)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia or 1/4 cup erythritol or to taste (optional for a sweet taste)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together in your blender until smooth. If you want to cool your smoothie down, replace some of the ingredients with frozen ingredients or chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 469 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 401mg Carbohydrates: 131g Fiber: 19g Sugar: 55g Protein: 19g
Sweet Potato & Coconut Cream Smoothie Without Fruit

Sweet Potato & Coconut Cream Smoothie Without Fruit

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Here are some effective tricks I’ve learned to make smoothies taste sweet and delicious without fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup dried coconut
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia or 1/4 cup erythritol or to taste (optional for a sweet taste)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together in your blender until smooth. If you want to cool your smoothie down, replace some of the ingredients with frozen ingredients or chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 466 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 519mg Carbohydrates: 92g Fiber: 18g Sugar: 25g Protein: 16g
Sweet Almond Cookies Smoothie (Contains No Fruit)

Sweet Almond Cookies Smoothie (Contains No Fruit)

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Here are some effective tricks I’ve learned to make smoothies taste sweet and delicious without fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup of soy yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 1 cup lima beans/butter beans
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia or 1/4 cup erythritol or to taste (optional for a sweet taste)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together in your blender until smooth. If you want to cool your smoothie down, replace some of the ingredients with frozen ingredients or chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 466 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1242mg Carbohydrates: 121g Fiber: 20g Sugar: 57g Protein: 31g
No Fruit Creamy Zucchini Sweet Bread Smoothie

No Fruit Creamy Zucchini Sweet Bread Smoothie

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Here are some effective tricks I’ve learned to make smoothies taste sweet and delicious without fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup zucchini (raw or cooked)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia or 1/4 cup erythritol or to taste (optional for a sweet taste)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together in your blender until smooth. If you want to cool your smoothie down, replace some of the ingredients with frozen ingredients or chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 439 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 26g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 176mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 14g Sugar: 11g Protein: 12g

Summary

Here is a summary of the main points to help remind you what you’ve learned today.

6 Best Smoothie Ingredients To Replace Fruit (Fillers)

  1. Veggies
  2. Nuts or seeds
  3. Beans
  4. Yogurt
  5. Coconut
  6. Whole Grains

5 Steps To A Tasty Smoothie Without Fruit

  1. Choose Your Liquid Smoothie Base
  2. Choose Your Smoothie Filler: This Replaces Fruit
  3. Add Optional Leafy Greens To Make A Green Smoothie
  4. Add Natural Flavors To Make A Delicious Smoothie
  5. Add Healthy Sweeteners To Make An Extra Sweet Smoothie Without Fruit

5 Reasons To Eat A Blended Food Diet 

How To Make A Smoothie Without Fruit Taste Delicious: 5 Ways; 5 Reasons to eat a blended food diet

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I personally think fruit is a great addition to a healthy diet, and as it contains so many essential nutrients, you have to be careful to use a very large quantity of leafy greens or cruciferous vegetables if you are planning on avoiding fruit in your diet. 

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Conclusion

You don’t have to go to great lengths just to learn how to make a smoothie without fruit taste delicious.

With the information I have provided, I hope you can roam into the non-fruity-based territory of smoothie-making without grimacing and complaining about the flavor and texture of your drinks.

I highly recommend that you try experimenting with a few fillers and combinations of ingredients from the list I have shared.

Who knows, you might just discover your go-to smoothie recipe that doesn’t need any fancy fruit to make it taste superb.

Just keep in mind the formula and you’ll soon realize the joys of making smoothies minus a medley of fruits in your ingredients list.

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