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Dairy-Free Purple Smoothies

Dairy-free purple smoothies make a refreshing and healthy breakfast, drink or snack. Frozen blueberries and frozen blackberries give this smoothie it’s beautiful color and frozen banana gives it a nice creamy texture in place of yogurt.

Purple Smoothies from What The Fork Food Blog

Dairy-Free Purple Smoothies

I’m not a fan of yogurt in smoothies. For starters, I don’t like the tangy taste it contributes. I also just don’t like the fact that it’s there. Most likely it’s just because I’m not in love with yogurt.

I go through phases where I eat it and almost enjoy it and phases where I want nothing to do with it. That phase usually starts right after I spend $6 on a container of yogurt. Murphy’s law, right?

I think my weirdness about yogurt stems from the fact that there are live cultures in it. Yes, I know they’re healthy for you. But when you’re a kid just learning how to read and you’re just innocently reading your food labels at your normal lunch table with all your friends in the school cafeteria and you see that there’s something ALIVE in your food?

It’ll freak you out a bit. It’ll also, apparently, scar you for life because I still always feel a twinge of unease as I eat my yogurt when I’m in a yogurt-liking mood.

Purple Smoothies from What The Fork Food Blog

And yes, I read food labels as a kid. I would even read the labels on all the shampoo, soap, lotion, etc. I would read anything and everything. I loved to read.

Maybe a little too much… Anyways, I really like the concept of smoothies. Fruits and veggies all blended together in a nice and healthy drink. Just not with yogurt.

I really love this smoothie. It’s super tasty and it’s such a pretty purple color. Because blackberries are kinda seedy, there are some seeds in the smoothie. I don’t mind them but thought I’d give you a heads up in case you really don’t like seeds in your smoothies.

This recipe calls for all frozen fruit, which is really convenient. Fresh blueberries can be expensive, as can fresh blackberries.

I buy a bunch of berries when they’re “on sale” and freeze what we don’t eat within a few days. And by “on sale” I mean 2/$5 or $2/4. Still kind of a lot but Kelsey loves fresh berries and I’m not going to discourage her from choosing healthy snacks.

We picked a ton of blueberries this summer so I’ve got a nice big stockpile of them hanging out in my freezer.

Purple Smoothies from What The Fork Food Blog

If you choose to use fresh fruit instead of frozen fruit, add some ice to the blender to give it the nice icy-cold feel you’d expect from a smoothie. You might also need to add some extra liquid too. So whether you use fresh or frozen fruit, these purple smoothies are fantastic. Healthy and delicious, what more can you ask for?! Enjoy!

Looking for more smoothie recipes? Try this healthy Pumpkin Smoothie recipe, Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie, Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie, Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Smoothie, or Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie.

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Dairy-Free Purple Smoothies

5 from 5 ratings
Dairy-free purple smoothies make a refreshing and healthy breakfast, drink or snack. Frozen blueberries and frozen blackberries give this smoothie it’s beautiful color and frozen banana gives it a nice creamy texture in place of yogurt.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 -2 smoothies
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  • 1/2 C frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 C frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana sliced (or 3 baby bananas)
  • 1 1/4 C unsweetened coconut milk*
  • splash of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. honey optional


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Use less milk if you like a thicker smoothie. Serve immediately.


* I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk, When following a gluten-free diet, be sure to use gluten-free ingredients.


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Purple Smoothies from What The Fork Food Blog

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  1. Donna says:

    That’s really looking so good, especially the berries and frozen bananas. They’re my most favorite smoothie ingredients.Thanks for putting it together

  2. Anna says:

    Just pinned it. looking for more dairy free combo’s. I make a similar recipe and add 1cup spinach to it.

  3. Love the convenience and color of this smoothie — and fun to use bananas instead of yogurt!

  4. Aggie says:

    Such a pretty color and I’m loving the coconut milk in this smoothie!

  5. Okay, so I don’t like yogurt in smoothies either! It’s not about the tang or texture though, I just don’t like eating dairy for breakfast. I’m not dairy free, and I love cheese, but I just can’t handle dairy first thing in the morning. Love getting yet another recipe for dairy-free smoothies! This one looks beautiful!

  6. This is such a timeless recipe, though I love that you added blackberries to it! A handful of spinach hides in the purple nicely, too!

  7. This smoothie looks like the perfect healthy start to my day!

  8. These sound so good! Love the color!

  9. Beautiful purple smoothie! I love adding berries to mine. My favorite combo is frozen blueberries with peanut butter to round it out 🙂

  10. I’m a label reader, too. I read food labels, product labels, any random magazine or newspaper I can find while I’m eating. I really like to read while I’m eating. It could be why I’m the slowest eater ever. LOL.

    Great smoothie, Sharon! I love all of the berries and the use of coconut milk in this smoothie!

  11. Beth says:

    I LOVE the top down shot, so gorgeous!! It makes me want to start eating better 🙂

  12. Ken says:

    Looking so delicious, I would like to add this healthy smoothie in my breakfast. Please share such more breakfast smoothie recipes with us. Thanks.

  13. Kayla says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love it! And it’s awesome that it’s dairy free 🙂

  14. Stephanie says:

    I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes and this one looks so good. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  15. Shanice says:

    I love a good smootie. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  16. I don’t always like using yogurt in my smoothies either. Pinning for later!

  17. Miz Helen says:

    5 stars
    Love this Smoothie! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the party!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Karen says:

    YUM! We love smoothies, and the more fruit – the better. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

  19. KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper says:

    Deep Dark and Delish! Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Pinned. YUM! Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST.

  20. Clare says:

    Oh these look super delicious – I’m pinning the recipe because I’m dairy free too.

  21. 5 stars
    I love smoothies, especially with bananas – another great share at the #WWDParty!