What's a good substitute for milk in my smoothies?

  • Since we can't have dairy, what should I mix in my shake instead of just water?

    seanbenson   by: seanbenson
  • 8 votes
    KateHough  over 1 year ago by: KateHough

    I like unsweetened almond milk.

    • jipsybird
      jipsybird over 1 year ago

      Also super easy to make! ;) I will use the almond pulp dried into flour in baked goods. I love learning new stuff! :D

    • shannsmith
      shannsmith over 1 year ago

      I also use almond milk, the unsweetend plain kind. Alone it's not the best but when mixed with anything I can't tell the difference.

  • 7 votes
    emilyD  over 1 year ago by: emilyD

    Coconut water, or even better - coconut milk! Canned is best.

    • cschaub01
      cschaub01 3 months ago

      unsweetened vanilla almond milk is amazing for smoothies!

    • rebekaah
      rebekaah 3 months ago

      Just plain unsweetended almond milk

  • 4 votes
    SkylarChastain  over 1 year ago by: SkylarChastain

    I use a combination of almond and coconut milk.

    • autumnmemory80
      autumnmemory80 6 months ago

      Yes! There is coconut/almond milk combination that I buy and LOVE!

  • 2 votes
    stomasini  over 1 year ago by: stomasini

    I love silk coconut milk either original or vanilla.

  • 1 vote
    sleekbird  over 1 year ago by: sleekbird

    I like Organic Soy Milk.

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      sleekbird over 1 year ago

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  • 1 vote
    Georgiabarrett103111  over 1 year ago by: Georgiabarrett103111

    I like unsweetend coconut milk.

  • 1 vote
    phormalitize  over 1 year ago by: phormalitize

    I really love the unsweetened Silk coconut milk.

  • 1 vote
    JCHenton  over 1 year ago by: JCHenton

    Coconut or Almond milk is awesome! Just make sure you get the UNSWEETENED kind! The sweetened vanilla or original kinds have a lot of sugar added to them!

  • 0 votes
    joeshorette  about 1 year ago by: joeshorette

    Water. if you are going with almond milk, make sure to get the organic, all natural kind. the name brand kind in the local grocer have way too many chemicals, you might as well drink milk at that point.

  • 0 votes
    naturalchica  5 months ago by: naturalchica

    Coconut milk or almond milk.

  • 0 votes
    blustorm17  5 months ago by: blustorm17

    I have used coconut milk and almond milk both and I like the Silk in refrigerator best. It doesn't have that boiled can/box taste. Unsweetened works in smoothies because you can't tell once you have added the mix or the fruit.

  • 0 votes
    ChandraB  4 months ago by: ChandraB

    Unsweetened vanilla flax milk (the one in the purple carton). 5gm added protein per serving. I can only find it at Whole Foods.

  • 0 votes
    sinkableelk  2 months ago by: sinkableelk

    I've found almond milk to be great, and depending on where you go, they sometimes offer various flavors, like vanilla and coffee. Unsweetened options too if you should be staying away from sugar.

  • 0 votes
    kyvette  4 months ago by: kyvette

    is almond milk okay

  • 0 votes
    LunaDawn  3 months ago by: LunaDawn

    Pure fruit juices. There's only one shake/smoothie I drink when I do drink them... cup of grape juice, cup of frozen strawberries, 1 whole banana.... Maybe a scoop of some protein shake powder.

  • 0 votes
    blinnea90  17 days ago by: blinnea90

    I don't put any milk. I use Kemp's Fat Free Frozen Vanilla Yogurt :) I add about a cup of flash frozen fruit (strawberries & pineapple are my favorite), 2tsp of ground golden flax, spinach/red leaf/or bib lettuce, 1 banana and 100% apple juice. I sometimes omit strawberries and do pineapple, kiwi and avocado. You can also eliminate the yogurt and just use frozen fruit.

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