These 9 sippable smoothies range from sweet to savory, and they all have one thing in common: they're no-fruit smoothies (with a tiny exception: some do have lemon). Coconut and almond milk are also much lower in sugar than semi-skimmed milk—so it's pretty guilt-free.
Let's talk about fruit smoothies. They're a fantastic way to pack a bunch of produce into a single filling meal but throw in a handful of mango, a cup of strawberries, and a banana, and you've also turned your smoothie into a sugar bomb.
Not that that's necessarily a bad thing! Fruit is still super healthy, especially if you go with low-sugar options and add some veggies in there. But if you're doing a serious sugar detox, you may need to cut fruit out of your diet temporarily.
- How To Make a No Fruit Smoothie Recipe
- 1. Detox Probiotic Smoothie
- 2. Gingerbread Smoothie
- 3. Immune Boost Smoothie
- 4. Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothie
- 5. Ultimate Gut Health No-Fruit Smoothie
- 6. Matcha Avocado No-Fruit Smoothie
- 7. Drinkable Salad Savory Green Smoothie
- 8. Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie
- 9. My Go-To Keto Breakfast Smoothie
How To Make a No Fruit Smoothie Recipe
Skipping fruit doesn't mean you have to skip your morning smoothies! To make a no fruit sugar smoothie at home, here are some tips:
- Liquid Base: Use a low-sugar liquid base to give your smoothie the right consistency. Options include coconut water, almond milk, soy milk, or any other non-dairy milk of your choice.
- Vegetables: Instead of fruit, try vegetable smoothies for flavor and additional nutrients. Consider using cucumber, celery, carrots, or bell peppers.
- Protein Source: Include a protein source to make your smoothie more satisfying. You can use protein powder, Greek yogurt, or nut butter. A chocolate-flavored protein powder goes a long way!
- Healthy Fats: Incorporate healthy fats for added creaminess and satiety. Avocado, chia seeds, flaxseeds, or a tablespoon of coconut oil are good choices.
- Tasty Add-ins: Add taste without adding a lot of sugar with vanilla extract or cocoa powder.
- Sweeteners (Optional): If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add a natural sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
Read on for the details and links to some of our favorite recipes. They're all low in sugar but high in protein.
1. Detox Probiotic Smoothie
Not only will you reap the benefits of the helpful strains of bacteria and yeast in this healthy probiotic smoothie, but kefir also has plenty of calcium, protein, and vitamin D. Cucumber is very hydrating and anti-inflammatory, while cilantro is a great detoxifier. Since its consistency is similar to a lassi, you can sip on this smoothie between meals as a snack.
2. Gingerbread Smoothie
This smoothie might taste like Christmas in a cup, but it's actually healthy! The tasty flavor is given by cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove, and the drink is sweetened with molasses and stevia.
3. Immune Boost Smoothie
Fight off the winter crud with this easy-to-make smoothie that harnesses the immune-boosting power of red pepper (which contains beta-carotene), kale, parsley, and ginger. You can leave the honey out or keep it in there for even more cold-fighting benefits—it’s especially helpful if you’ve got a cough or sore throat.
4. Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothie
Made with carrots and sprinkled with chopped walnuts, this smoothie is full of protein and a delicious treat, too.
5. Ultimate Gut Health No-Fruit Smoothie
This green smoothie is not for the faint of heart. It's packed with probiotics, greens, and aloe vera juice, which works wonders on the digestive system. Cinnamon and vanilla sweeten it up a bit, but feel free to add a handful of berries if you just can't handle it. If you regularly tolerate dairy, you can use unsweetened dairy yogurt.
6. Matcha Avocado No-Fruit Smoothie
Okay, we know that avocado is technically a fruit. But a large avocado only contains about 1 gram of sugar in the entire fruit, so we're giving it a pass. High in protein and healthy fats, this Matcha Avocado Smoothie from Abra's Kitchen is your new breakfast bestie! It's rich and creamy and has no hidden sugar.
7. Drinkable Salad Savory Green Smoothie
For when you're serious serious about cutting sugar, there's this Drinkable Salad Savory Green Smoothie from Kitchen Nostalgia. Similar to a chilled soup, it's got a bit of a kick, thanks to the addition of a jalapeño pepper.
8. Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie
A banana-free smoothie that isn't super sweet? That's a win in my book. Cashew milk, almond butter, flaxseeds, and cinnamon come together in this blood-sugar-friendly smoothie that tastes remarkably like a cookie.
And if you need some greens in your diet, feel free to add some spinach just before blending. You won't even taste it!
9. My Go-To Keto Breakfast Smoothie
This is my morning go-to recipe! It's filling and satisfying but low in sugar. Vanilla extract adds enough sweetness for me, but if you need more then monk fruit sweetener is an excellent low-glycemic choice.
- 1 scoop collagen peptides
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 5 drops of liquid monk fruit sweetener
- ½ - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Tiny pinch of salt
- 1 ½ cups of unsweetened coconut or almond milk
Blend everything until smooth and enjoy!
This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Gina Jansheski, a licensed, board-certified physician who has been practicing for more than 20 years. Learn more about Hello Glow's medical reviewers here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.882