When you think of great ways to get calcium, you might think of milk, cheese, or yogurt. After all, dairy is known for being packed with calcium, so it makes sense to turn to these foods to get stronger bones. But what about people who can’t have dairy or simply don’t like it? Well, they have some delicious calcium-rich options that happen to be non-dairy as well. For example, smoothies! And that’s great news because, well, let’s get serious—who doesn’t like smoothies? So if you’re looking for fun, tasty ways to get more calcium in your diet without having to drink milk, check out some of my favorite awesome non-dairy smoothie recipes.
Note that I’ve tested these with both my personal fitness training clients as well as on my own kids, and they’ve passed the taste tests from two fairly discriminating audiences. I’ll let you guess which audience was the tougher “sell.” Now, let’s get to those non-dairy smoothie recipes that can deliver big on a daily dose of calcium.
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Kids’ Favorite Non-Dairy Smoothie Recipe—Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
This non-dairy smoothie recipe is a slam-dunk winner with my kids. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast or a sweet snack, this dairy-free drink from Wishes and Dishes will fit the bill. All you need for this Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie is strawberries, pineapple, and ice. So the name pretty much says it all! Put the ingredients in a blender and you’ve got a smoothie that is rich in calcium, vitamin C, manganese, and folate, to name some of the main nutrients you’ll get from strawberries and pineapple.
Dairy-Free Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
Not a fan of pineapple? That’s okay. You can still get a calcium-packed smoothie centered on strawberries when you make this Strawberry Smoothie from Vegan in the Freezer. Just add a banana and your favorite dairy-free milk to some strawberries and blend it all up! In addition to all the vitamin C and calcium you’ll get from the strawberries, adding bananas will provide you with even more vitamin C, plus vitamin B6, folate, manganese, potassium, and more! You can’t beat that when you’re looking for a convenient drink or sweet treat during the day.
Clients’ Favorite Non-Dairy Smoothie Recipe—The Lucky Charm Smoothie
My personal training clients have loved a version of this non-dairy smoothie recipe for years, and I’m betting that if you’re into fitness and working out, that you’ll love it too. It’s a smoothie that’s filled with both fruits and vegetables to get you calcium and more, and it’s incredible. This version comes from the smart folks at FullyRaw, and it doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day for you to enjoy this amazing Lucky Charm smoothie! Your body will benefit from the pineapple, cilantro, oranges, and kale in this blended drink any day of the year. After all, oranges and kale in particular are some of the best calcium-rich foods you can find!
If this green smoothie inspires you, check out How To Get More Calcium In Your Green Smoothies
Shelly’s Favorite Non-Dairy Smoothie Recipe—The Figgy Pudding Smoothie
If you’re a regular reader of the FitFormula blog, you know that Shelly has a love affair with food, and with figs in general. It’s no surprise, then that one of Shelly’s favorite non-dairy smoothie recipes is one that’s flush with figs. Coincidentally, figs happen to be loaded with calcium, so it’s a double bonus! If you’re gaga about fresh figs, you definitely need to try the Figgy Pudding Smoothie by the Blender Girl. It features figs, spinach—another calcium-rich food—and then bananas. Blend these together with some cinnamon, coconut milk, and vanilla extract and you’ve got a creamy, calcium-rich smoothie to enjoy!
Feel free to add a packet of FitFormula calcium powder to any of these non-dairy smoothie recipes and boost the calcium content even more! You can get 50% off your first order today if you’re ready to try it out.
You’ll get even more healthy smoothie ideas when you check out 5 Ingredients to Boost Your Smoothie
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