Whey-free Smoothie Recipes

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Whey Free and Dairy Free Smoothie Recipes
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Smoothies can be a great and fast meal on the go. If made correctly, they can be a source of nutrients, protein, healthy fats, and probiotics. Without these healthy ingredients, many smoothies contain as much sugar as juice or soda. If protein powder is used, many contain processed whey or artificial sweeteners.

As with any food or drink, the most healthy recipe is usually one made at home and smoothies are no exception. My kids love smoothies and I’ve created a system for making homemade smoothies with real food ingredients. Our smoothies rarely have the same flavor twice since we pick new ingredients each time.

For these whey-free smoothie recipes, we select a liquid as the base, add some frozen fruit and/or veggies and add healthy proteins and fats:

Liquid Options

Fruit and Veggies

  • Ice
  • Mango (fresh or frozen)
  • Pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • Strawberries (fresh or frozen) (this my favorite berry smoothie)
  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Banana (fresh or frozen)
  • Cucumber (fresh)
  • Spinach (fresh
  • Watermelon (fresh)
  • other melon (fresh)


Healthy Fats


Favorite Combos

  • Iced Coffee: Bulletproof coffee, frozen coffee ice cubes, coconut milk, vanilla, 2 egg yolks, MCT oil, gelatin, and coconut oil
  • Sweet and Sour: Kombucha, pineapple, cucumber, banana, 2 egg yolks, MCT oil or coconut oil, gelatin, honey, and vitamin C powder
  • The Tropics: Coconut water, pineapple, mango, banana, gelatin, coconut oil, stevia
  • Green Giant: Coconut milk, banana, cucumber, spinach, pineapple, MCT oil, gelatin, Athletic Greens, stevia
Whey Free and Dairy Free Smoothie Recipes

Whey-Free Smoothie Recipes

A basic recipe for whey-free smoothies with your preference of fruits and add ins.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Katie Wells




  • 1 cup liquid of choice
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen fruit of choice and ice if needed
  • 1 tsp gelatin powder
  • 1 tsp healthy fat of choice
  • any desired add-ins or vitamins


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


35 responses to “Whey-free Smoothie Recipes”

  1. Sara Avatar

    I love the idea of adding protein to a smoothie. I cannot eat hydrolyzed gelatin as the unbound glutamate causes me intense anxiety. I’ve been researching undenatured cold-processed grass-fed whey. It seems like this isn’t too processed to be a somewhat natural protein source for the body. What are your thoughts? It also seems that the cold-processing allows the glutamate to remain bound, so hopefully it wouldn’t have the same negative effects as the higher heat processed proteins with their unbound glutamate. What do you think? Thanks for your response! I love your articles and have gained a lot of wisdom. 🙂

  2. Nicole R Avatar
    Nicole R

    I highly recommend PLANT BASED MILK made from pea protein. It has a great balance between fat, lower in carbs and higher in protein. Tastes good too!

  3. Levi Avatar

    5 stars
    The almond banana smoothie

    1 cup almond milk
    3/4 of a banana
    1 teaspoon gelatin powder
    2 tablespoons coconut oil
    1 tablespoon vitamin E
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon or more stevia extract (optional)

    This is the best smoothie I’ve ever had!

  4. Layla Avatar

    I made my first smoothie today.:-) I have had my fruit in the freezer for a week, but I was scared my crappy Walmart blender wouldn’t get the job done. I said what the heck today because I REALLY wanted a milkshake. It was 2 bananas, a handful of blueberries, a handful or two of spinach, whole milk, cashew butter, coconut oil, cocoa, vanilla, and a teensy bit of maple syrup. I accidentally added too much cocoa so the maple syrup was a must. Anyway, thanks for the ideas:-) We all loved them.

  5. Sarah Koplen Bernard Avatar
    Sarah Koplen Bernard

    My favorite is more a treat for kids instead of tons of the junk food lol but still with the taste of ice cream. 1 cup tutti fruiti non dairy ice cream and one cup freshly juiced carrot juice. Mix in blender for a nice version of a creamcicle. You can alo add a nit of orange juice. I also give my kids a smoothie smoothie lol. Strawberries, bananas, freshly juiced apples, organic green powder or fresh juiced Spanish, broccoli, and sprouts. I also add blueberries and a bit of bee pollen.

  6. Jenny Avatar

    Homemade kefir with mango or homemade low sugar strawberry jam.

  7. Jenny Avatar

    Awesome. I like raw milk, raw egg, cocoa powder, vanilla and a little bit of maple syrup or molasses. Throw in some coconut oil too.

  8. Larry Avatar

    1 cup Kale
    1/2 cup Blueberries
    1/2 cup Strawberries
    1/2 cup Grapes
    1/2 Florida Avocado
    1 Carrot
    5 Brussels Sprouts
    1 Tomato
    1 Orange
    1 can 100% Coconut Milk
    1 dollop Honey
    2 cups Kefir (I make my own) 1 cup
    Apple Juice (enough to churn the blender. I never add water or ice. 100% Juice!)

    This is more than will fit in one blender run. I did two runs and mixed them.

  9. Deb Avatar

    My little one’s latest obsession is with “chocolate milk,” meaning: homemade hazelnut milk, a handful of frozen bananas, a couple of tablespoons of raw cacao powder, a scoop of spirulina, a pinch of salt, and a dash of vanilla.


  10. Todd Dosenberry Avatar
    Todd Dosenberry

    LOTS of awesome recipes… hard to pick just 3! or is it 2?! Damnit… going to take me a bit! I wish to contact some of you to see if I can try your recipes out and then add them to the ebook!

  11. Tasha Avatar

    Our after school pick me up:
    chia seeds soaked in homemade almond milk
    1 frozen banana
    a couple of pieces of frozen coconut meat
    a scoop of almond butter

  12. Julie Leonard Avatar
    Julie Leonard

      3 Kale Leaves
    1/2 Cucumber
    2 Stalks Celery
    1 Green Apple
    1 Small piece  thumbs size Ginger peeled
    180 Cal
    12 G Protein
    1 fiber
    Yummy 🙂

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