dairy-free, über creamy fruit smoothie

creamy dairy free smoothie recipe
liquidiser full of YUM

There’s no better way to start the week than with a delicious and nutritious über creamy dairy-free fresh-fruit smoothie. This is a delight, packed full of North African fruit and spice it’s a fab way to start or end any day.

I created this smoothie a couple of years ago when I was having a nightmare with my teeth and needed an easy way to get good nutrients into my bod. Because of the sensitivity of my mouth at the time my recipe is ice-free, but these days I add a handful of ice to the mix if it’s hot and sunny – it works really well. I also used to sprinkle some ground cloves over the top when my mouth was bad but don’t do that any more. If I make this smoothie in the evening I grate some fresh nutmeg over the top in the hope it will help me sleep. I love freshly grated nutmeg.

I think it’s wonderful how the oats and nut-btter make this smoothie really rich and indulgently thick and creamy, whilst it retains the fresh fruitiness of the mangos and bananas. If you are allergic to tree-nuts replace the almond-btter with peanut-btter or tahini. Both of these work really well, and use whichever m!lk alternative you favour. We make our own almond-btter, the recipe is here, all you need is a food processor and a bit of patience. Or you can buy it from amazon in small jars initially and if you convert in large pots!

I love cinnamon and ginger so there is quite a bit in the recipe – you may wish to tone down the spices, make the smoothie your own perfect for your palate and enjoy. I would love to hear what adaptions worked for you. Enjoy!

dairy-free, über creamy smoothie

  • Yield:

    serves 1
  • Cooking Method:

    blending
  • Prep Time:

    12 mins

Allergens:

tree nut
dairy-free, über creamy smoothie

This smoothie is breakfast in a glass! In spite of there being no dairy in this fresh fruit smoothie it is really thick and creamy thanks to the lovely gluten-free oats. They also provide a low GI release of energy and I find this is a very yummy way to start the day. If it's sunny I add a handful or two of ice to make it extra cool. If you're allergic to almonds use tahini, or a nut-b*tter that is safe for you in place of the almond-b*tter. You can make your own nut-b*tter by following my recipe for D.I.Y almond-b*tter here. Or you can buy it from amazon in small jars or huge ones! 

Ingredients:

  • 4 dates (I use dried dates which I soak for about 30 mins before making the smoothie)
  • 1 banana broken up
  • 1 mango peeled and stoned
  • 5 cm³ ginger root*
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon*
  • 1 Tbs almond-b*tter
  • 3 Tbs gluten-free oats
  • ¾ C m!lk alternative (I use almond m!lk)
  • ½ C water (more or less depending on how thick you like your smoothie)

Method:

  1. Bung all your ingredients into your blender and blitz. 

  2. Pour out into your fave glass and enjoy this delicious and nutritious fresh creamy smoothie.

Notes:

*please feel free to reduce the amount of ginger root and cinnamon if you want - I know everyone doesn't adore these two spicy ingredients as much as we do! 

 

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