Satisfy your sweet tooth with this scrumptious, vegan Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Smoothie! The nostalgic flavor and super thick texture will win your heart and have you going back for more. Once you try it, you’ll want a mugful every morning to sip and savor before your shower.
This vegan strawberry smoothie recipe couldn’t be easier to blend together. Once your soy milk and oat concoction is creamy, all you need to do is add a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds and frozen (and non-frozen) fruit. In 5 minutes, you’ll be enjoying this berry-licious breakfast beverage.
You can rest assured that, even though this smoothie tastes heavenly, it’s also really healthy, too! We’ve included everything you need to get you through the morning, clear-headed and content. What are we waiting for? Let’s get blending!
Vegan Strawberries 'n' Cream Smoothie
Author: Michelle Cehn
5 from 9 votes
This is my go-to morning smoothie that I drink several times a week. The oats make it extra-creamy and extra-filling as a quick-fix breakfast and the ground flaxseeds add essential Omega-3s that are good to consume daily. Vegan strawberry smoothie cheers!
In a high-powered blender (such as a Vitamix) add the soymilk, rolled oats, and flaxseed meal and blend on high until smooth.
Add the fresh bananas and frozen strawberries and blend again on high until completely smooth and pale pink in color.
Want to add vegan protein powder? It will blend beautifully into this smoothie—although I’ll usually add an additional splash of water to thin it out. This is also a very sweet smoothie, so sweetened protein powders can be a tad overpowering.
Ever wonder why fruit smoothies are even better when you include plant milks and seeds? If you think about it, a simple smoothie can be a powerhouse of positive nutrition in a single glass.
Ground Flaxseed – Full of healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, and helps to thicken up your Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Smoothie.
Soy Milk – Supercharged with calcium, B12, protein, and vitamins A & D, as well as giving your smoothie that lovely rich flavor.
Rolled Oats – As a whole grain, oats provide much needed soluble fiber (beta-glucan, the best kind!), B vitamins, and minerals.
Strawberries – Berries boost your vitamin C, fiber intake, and particularly polyphenols (known also as awesome antioxidants).
Bananas – A smoothie staple! Bananas also have fantastic levels of fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6. This is the ingredient that makes your smoothie s-m-o-o-t-h.
Why Add Oats?
Something magical happens when you mix rolled oats with soy milk. This plant-based milk mixture becomes extra creamy and even more delicious. The trick to this is that you do need a high-speed blender to make this happen. It’s totally worth it!
How to Serve Up This Vegan Strawberry Smoothie
Although smoothies are usually a solitary snack or single breakfast, you might be wanting to add a little something extra. Here are some suggestions for your Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Smoothie:
Always Okay to Add Berries – You can never go wrong by adding more berries to your breakfast. Sliced strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or even cherries bring some sweetness, fiber, and vitamin C when sprinkled over the surface of your smoothie.
Power Up With Protein Powder – If you need this mixture to keep you full for most of the morning, try adding a scoop of vegan protein powder. This one is our favorite!
A Nod to Chopped Nuts – Experiment with texture by topping with a few candied walnuts or your favorite nuts. This will add healthy fat, fiber, and protein to your smoothie and make it into more of a meal.
Blend It Into a Bowl – Add a little less liquid and you’ll have the perfect creamy consistency for a smoothie bowl. Add some shredded coconut, a spoonful of chocolate hazelnut spread, and a few slices of fresh strawberries or banana. Beautiful!
Want Whipped Cream? No problem! If you have a can of coconut milk in your cupboard, you’re all set to go. You can use the spray cans from the grocery store, but homemade coconut whipped cream is just heavenly!
Any Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Smoothie leftovers can be saved in the fridge for a day or so in a covered container. If you have an insulated water bottle or thermos, that would be even better for keeping your remaining smoothie cool and fresh in the fridge.
When you’re ready for the smoothie, a good idea is to blend your leftovers with a small handful of frozen fruit to get your smoothie thick and creamy again, especially if the consistency looks a little thin. Best to use the fruit already in your smoothie, but you can also branch out and try something new.
This fun twist on a classic vegan strawberry smoothie recipe was created and photographed by Michelle Cehn for World of Vegan. Copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved. Article edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article may contain affiliate links that support our work at World of Vegan.
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