What can I use instead of almond milk in frozen smoothies?

Looking for alternatives to almond milk to use in smoothies? Or just sick of almond milk? Luckily Sam has been thinking about this too! She's listed plenty of options for you to try in the coming weeks in your own smoothies.

Are you looking to ditch almond milk as a smoothie base or maybe you’re looking to mix up your smoothie ingredient combos?

Or maybe you might be allergic or intolerant to almonds.

No matter why you want to switch almond milk out, we’ve got many different options for you to try out in all of your favourite smoothie recipes.

First up is coconut water for you.

Coconut water

This refreshing and naturally sweet option can help to bring a light coconut flavour to your smoothies.

As it isn’t as thick as milk alternatives and coconut water is handy if you need to ‘water down’ a smoothie with several thick ingredients such as avocado.

Why use coconut water in your smoothies?

Coconut water is a good option if you’re whipping up a pre or post-workout smoothie.

It’s a rich source of potassium, so it can help to rehydrate you and rebalance your electrolytes after intense exercise.

Water and/or ice

This is the easiest and most affordable alternative to almond milk!

All you need is a tap, a freezer and an ice tray if you’re opting to use ice to replace almond milk.

But for some reason, many people forget that you can use water or ice easily in your frozen smoothies.

Why use water and ice in smoothies?

Water is a great option to use in a snack smoothie, as it’s hydrating and filling without adding to the energy content of the smoothie.

Ice can be used by itself or in combination with other options listed here to keep your drink ice-cold and refreshing.



Coconut milk

It used to live only in the Indian section of the supermarket, or it also could be found in the Asian grocery stores too.

But now coconut milk has become a favourite milk alternative in many Australian households.

It is often used as an alternative to almond milk for those who have nut allergies, as coconut is actually a fruit, not a nut.

Psst – there are two main types of coconut milk around these days.

You can use the tinned type if you really want to, but it is very energy-dense and may make you feel a bit sick if you use too much.

Instead, opt for the coconut milk you can find in UHT cartons – they generally contain about 10% pure coconut milk.

Why use coconut milk in a smoothie?

Coconut milk is ideal to add as an ingredient if you’re looking for a rich, filling smoothie.

You can use coconut milk also if you’re unable to use nut-based milks due to allergies or intolerances.

It’s also excellent if you are using ingredients in your smoothies such as cacao/cocoa or cherries – yum!

Milk

If you don’t have any issues with dairy, there’s no reason why you can’t use old-fashioned milk in your smoothie.

Both fresh and UHT dairy milk are widely available and so easy to get your hands on.

Stick to unflavoured milk, as flavoured milk options can have a lot of additives and sugar added.

Why use dairy milk for frozen smoothies?

Dairy milk is full of satiating protein, and contains a variety of minerals that can help to support your overall health.

Yoghurt

You might think that almond milk can only be replaced by another liquid.

But there’s no reason why you can’t use yoghurt as a replacement.

Whether it is dairy-based or an alternative like coconut yoghurt, the bonus of yoghurt is that it is fermented, so it’s full of beneficial bacteria.

Why use yogurt to boost your smoothies?

If you’re looking for a gut-loving, probiotic-rich smoothie, yogurt is your go-to.

Yoghurt is also a good option if you want to make your smoothie into a smoothie bowl, as it has a thick consistency that is perfect to add to any smoothie bowl recipe.

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But now you’ve got everything from hemp milk to macadamia milk, hazelnut milk and even oat milk.

Looking for more inspiration?

Check out this post on plant-based milks, or ‘mylks’ as I like to call them.

Plenty of alternatives to almond milk!

There are plenty of alternatives around to add to your frozen smoothies if you’re having to give up almond milk or just not that fussed anymore with it.

The key is finding what you like to add to your smoothies as a liquid replacement in regards to flavour, texture and, not to forget, nutrient value too.

So as you work through all of the above I’m sure you’ll find something that works well and also works well with the flavours of your Super Cubes recipes too!

Author | Samantha Gemmell
Sam is a Nutritionist, Health Writer and Wellness Speaker as well as being an Author for Super Cubes.
She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping people through their journey to health and wellness combining their mindset, nutrition and lifestyle. When she’s not helping people, she enjoys dancing in the rain and cuddling dogs.
Sometimes she does both at the same time.

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Sam is a Nutritionist, Health Writer and Wellness Speaker as well as being an Author for Super Cubes. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping people through their journey to health and wellness combining their mindset, nutrition and lifestyle. When she’s not helping people, she enjoys dancing in the rain and cuddling dogs. Sometimes she does both at the same time.