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What Do I Need For A Vegan Tropical Smoothie?
When thinking vegan tropical smoothie, think creamy, sweet, and cool.
This smoothie has a more “ice cream” like texture than anything because I use frozen fruit in place of fresh.
For this vegan tropical smoothie, you will need
- Frozen fruit
- Almond milk
- Silken tofu
- Hemp seeds
This vegan smoothie will literally. be ready for you in five minutes or less! Pop a straw in it and there’s no more excuses like “no time for breakfast.”
What Can I Use Instead of Milk in a Smoothie
The most common dairy alternatives in a vegan smoothie include:
- Coconut milk
- Almond Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Hemp milk
- Soy milk
- Silken tofu
- Macadamia milk
I’m pretty clear with people about my limited tolerance for “rules” especially when it comes to food.
I think that is why this smoothie and I get along so well! It has so many variations which are all equally delicious.
Can I put Raw Oats in a Smoothie?
Absolutely! Raw oats are an excellent way to boost up the protein and fiber in this mix even further.
Hemp seeds are also an excellent addition.
Vegan Tropical Smoothie Tricks:
- That creamy thick texture can come from tofu OR it can come from a little more banana!
- You can add peanut butter, almond butter, or tahini in place of hemp seed. It still gives it that nutty flavor and a little extra protein .
- Most green things can go in this plant based smoothie flawlessly! Spinach, kale, and avocado are good options! Spinach starting to wilt and you’re not sure whether to but it back in the fridge, toss it in the trash or commit? This plant based smoothie is a good place to put it.
- Can’t get your kids to eat those veggies they’ve shoved to the back of the fridge? Hide them in this smoothie. Then lie to them and tell them its made of nothin’ but fruit snacks. I’m not above it.
- The frozen fruit can be replaced with fresh. However, the frozen does give it the icy creamy texture so I wouldn’t recommend replacing all of it!
- Bought too many avocados and they’re all about to die a painful death? Cut them, scoop out the flesh, and freeze them! Add them to this smoothie!
Do You Need Liquid For a Smoothie?
How much liquid will depend on your desired consistency. If you like more of a “eat it from a dish” type of smoothie, use less liquid.
The real trick to this vegan tropical smoothie is to add in water slowly at the end of preperation. Add in as much as desired to get the consistency you like.
Can you use Water Instead of Almond Milk For a Smoothie?
Absolutely! This works particularly well if you have a product in place to keep the creamy texture. Tofu, vegan yogurt, or even frozen banana will give a creamy texture without adding a vegan milk or yogurt.
Your smoothie also doesn’t HAVE to be creamy. If you run out of vegan yogurt or milk this smoothie will just be a little more fruit forward. It will still be delicious!
Do You Put Ice In a Smoothie?
Frozen fruit will eliminate the need for ice in a smoothie. For fresh fruit smoothies, ice will be necessary.
You can also mix fresh and frozen fruit to eliminate the need for ice in a smoothie.
Is Drinking A Smoothie The Same as Eating Fruit?
Absolutely! If you’re prepping a fresh or frozen fruit smoothie from scratch, the fruit maintains all of its vitamins and minerals when blended.
What are Some Common Vegan Smoothie Ingredients?
While I really love the berry mango twist of this “breakfast dish Here are a few additional smoothie goodies:
- Nut Butters
- Sesame Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
There are no rules in smoothie world.
Get everything you need to vary up your morning smoothies on my vegan food list for beginners.
How Many Smoothies Can I drink a Day?
Smoothies are an excellent way
- To stay hydrated
- Boost fruit and veggies intake
- Increase fiber
- Load up on antioxidants
However, some risks with including too many smoothies might include gastrointestinal distress with the high fiber content.
How Long Can a Smoothie Last In The Fridge?
This smoothie is good in the fridge for about 3 days in a sealed container.
However, it’s important to note that it will not maintain its consistency! Add a little ice to get the consistency back to normal after this vegan smoothie has been frozen.
Smoothie can be frozen for up to three months.
What Can I Do With Leftover Smoothie?
Use leftover smoothie for:
- Crepe toppings
- Waffle toppings
- Freeze them as popsicles
- Pour into ice cube trays to freeze again for later use
- As a substitute for fats in baked goods
- Combine for use with oats for overnight oats
- As a salad dressing
What Are Your Favorite Tropical Smoothie Ingredients?
If you’re a smoothie maniac like me share all of your creative strategies for smoothies below! There is always room for another fantastic smoothie blend in the world.
What’s your favorite color smoothie? Do you prefer green, blue, yellow, or even red? And most importantly, what types of goodies do you throw in there to make the magic happen?
Vegan Tropical Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- ¼ cup silkin tofu
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1 ½ cup frozen strawberry
- 1½ cup frozen mango
- 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
- ¼ cup water (may need more or less depending on preference)
- toss ingredients into blender except water
- slowly add water at the end of blending to obtain desired consistency.