Keeping up with your vegan lifestyle can be a lot of fun. There are all kinds of unique things you can stir up in the kitchen, including smoothies in all sorts of colors and flavors. A good blender is a must-have in every vegan kitchen. Besides smoothies, it can make things like vegan ice cream and chocolate pudding.

Take a look at these 15 recipes for vegan smoothies and other treats.

1. Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 1 cup almond milk

Blend oats until they are a fine powder. Add rest of ingredients and blend for 1-2 minutes.

2. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • Sweetener of your choice to taste (optional)

Place all ingredients in a smoothie maker and blend until smooth.

3. Vegan Chocolate and Banana Protein Shake

There are plenty of dairy-free chocolate treats available for vegans to enjoy. This shake takes advantage of milk-free chocolate to create a delicious shake that is high in protein to keep you full and satisfied.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 3 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop unsweetened hemp protein powder

Place all ingredients except the almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add milk and blend for an additional minute.

4. Vegan Green Smoothie

Making a green smoothie can involve as many or as few ingredients as you want. Throw in any kind of vegetable you desire. Adding almond yogurt gives it some extra creaminess.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 5 cups of almond milk or water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend to your desired consistency.

5. Berry and Pineapple Power Smoothie

This smoothie is made of mixed berries that give it a dark, rich color. Berries are natural antioxidants, meaning they help prevent damage to our cells.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 3 tbsp Coyo coconut yogurt

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

6. Mango Orange Banana Smoothie

Mangoes are not only delicious on their own, they’re really easy to blend with other fruits to create enhanced flavors. Some commercial orange juice companies sell orange juice mixed with mango juice. Try it in this recipe, it’s really good.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency.

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7. Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup diced peach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

8. Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup vanilla or plain almond yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

9. Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 12 ounces silken tofu

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Place in a bowl in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Top with coconut whipped cream or crushed chocolate cookies. Or both. Yum!

10. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Here’s another good chocolate treat to try. If you are a Nutella fan, but find yourself bummed that vegan Nutella doesn’t exist, this recipe will make you very happy.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups raw unsalted hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup filtered water

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

11. Vegan Nacho Cheese

With this nacho cheese recipe, you can enjoy your next batch of nachos knowing it’s 100% vegan.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Blend cashews into a butter. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and add hot water to reach the consistency you desire. Blend to desired smoothness.

12. Roasted Garlic Pesto

Pesto is a tasty spread and is great on sandwiches and crackers. It’s a healthy way to give your food extra flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil with stems removed
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 3 peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons water, plus more as you need it

Blend everything except the olive oil and water together. Then, add water and olive oil a small amount at a time while stirring constantly to reach desired consistency.

13. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Yes, it’s possible to make chocolate chip cookies that are 100% vegan. Use your blender to blend the dough, and then use your hands to create the small cookie dough balls.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white spelt flour
  • 2/3 cup 55% chocolate chips, such as Equal Exchange brand

Add all ingredients except flour and chocolate chips into a blender. Blend until light and fluffy. Add flour and blend again. Once the batter is fully mixed, add chocolate chips and create dough balls. Chill dough for an hour and eat.

14. Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

15. Banana Ice Cream

Ice cream doesn’t have to have dairy to be delicious. This vegan ice cream treat is super simple to make, and the only tool you need to make it is your blender!

Ingredients:

  • 6 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place frozen bananas in a blender and blend until smooth. Freeze overnight. Top with chopped walnuts.

Ready to Get Started?

Has this list of recipes whet your appetite? Then you surely want to create some of these delicious and simple vegan recipes on your own. They are all quick, easy, and sure to impress. They may even inspire you to come up with some new ideas of your own. The possibilities are endless! For phenomenal smoothies that help you kick-start your health and fitness, go to http://smoothieshred.com/, sign up for the email and join the facebook group for super healthy, hyper-nourishing recipes and expert support!

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