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Lactose-free Smoothie Recipe

Lactose-free Smoothie Recipe

Creating a lactose-free smoothie is a delightful way to enjoy a nutritious drink without the inclusion of dairy.

With careful selection of ingredients, you can craft a creamy and satisfying smoothie that’s friendly to those avoiding lactose.

This recipe can be used as part of a lactose free diet.

Key Takeaways

  • Appeals to: Individuals with lactose intolerance, vegans, those seeking a dairy-free option.
  • Estimated Duration: Preparation time – 5 minutes; Total time – 5 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: High in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants depending on ingredients used. Low in lactose, suitable for lactose-intolerant individuals.

About this Recipe

This lactose-free smoothie combines delicious non-dairy ingredients to provide a creamy texture without any lactose. It’s a fantastic option for breakfast, a refreshing snack, or a post-workout drink.

Equipment Required

  • Blender


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (optional, for added sweetness)


  1. Peel and slice the ripe banana.
  2. Add the sliced banana, frozen berries, almond milk, almond or peanut butter, chia or ground flaxseeds, and optional sweetener (if using) into the blender.
  3. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve immediately.

Side Dishes

Pair this lactose-free smoothie with a handful of mixed nuts or a slice of gluten-free toast topped with avocado for a more substantial meal.

Storage Options

This smoothie is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Shake or stir well before drinking.

Ingredient Substitutes

Feel free to substitute almond milk with other dairy-free alternatives like coconut milk, oat milk, or soy milk. Use sunflower seed butter as an alternative to almond or peanut butter for a nut-free option.

Alternatives to this Meal

For variation, experiment with different fruits such as mangoes, pineapples, or peaches. Incorporate spinach or kale for added nutrients.

If following part of a lactose free diet, consider: Stir-Fried Tofu with Vegetables or Grilled Chicken Quinoa Bowl.


Crafting a lactose-free smoothie is a simple and delicious way to enjoy a creamy drink without any dairy. With a variety of non-dairy ingredients available, the possibilities for creating delightful lactose-free smoothies are endless. Enjoy the goodness of this nutritious beverage hassle-free!