If you’re looking for a fresh way to re-energize, whip up these healthy berry mint smoothies. The recipe uses fresh herbs and is amazing when berries are at peak season, but it’s still tasty with frozen berries. We’ve had it with a mix of strawberries and wild blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, and other combinations.
These Dairy-Free Berry Mint Smoothies are Made for Recovery
Several years ago, blogger Stephanie Weaver submitted this recipe for dairy-free berry mint smoothies as an entry in one of our recipe contests. Her unique and healthy formula was awarded the runner-up prize! I’m usually a rich and creamy smoothie fan, but this sippable smoothie is wonderful for recovery after an active day or workout. It’s not too sweet, and full of natural nourishment. I have answers to some recipe FAQs below, followed by a recipe video from Stephanie.
Which Dairy-Free Protein Powder Works Best in Smoothies?
In my personal opinion, pea protein powder is the best vegan option, and egg white protein powder and collagen powder work great if you aren’t vegan. The amount of protein powder in this recipe is small, so it doesn’t affect the taste and texture too dramatically. You can use a plain variety, one that is lightly sweetened, or a vanilla version. See our Dairy-Free Protein Powder Guide for more on the options.
What Other Add-Ins Would Be Tasty in these Berry Mint Smoothies?
There really are so many options. But some of my favorites are adding a little pure vanilla or substituting some fresh squeezed orange juice for some of the milk alternative. You can also add various supplements to your smoothies, like calcium powder or probiotic powder.
What Milk Alternative Do You Recommend?
Really, your favorite dairy-free milk alternative should work just fine. Use an unsweetened, original, or vanilla variety. I like unsweetened almond milk best, but as you can see in the recipe video below, Stephanie uses unsweetened coconut milk beverage.
Special Diet Notes: Berry Mint Smoothies
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, added sugar-free, paleo, and generally top food allergy-friendly. These berry mint smoothies are even banana-free!
- 1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk alternative (Stephanie uses So Delicious Coconut)
- Handful fresh parsley
- 3 to 4 sprigs fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish
- 1 tablespoon dairy-free protein powder (plain or vanilla)
- Sweetener, to taste (optional)
- Ice (optional)
- Add the berries, milk alternative, parsley, mint, and protein powder to your blender. Process on high until smooth.
- Taste and add sweetener to taste, if needed.
- For a cooler and thicker smoothie, blend in some ice.
- Pour the smoothie into 1 tall glass or 2 small glasses. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.
Multi-Serve: You can double or triple the batch for a post-activity recovery drink for the whole family.