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Kefir Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

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This Strawberry Kefir Smoothie is a creamy healthy breakfast smoothie packed with probiotics to boost your metabolism and gut health.

Plus, this kefir smoothie recipe has no added sugar, and it’s dairy-free!

Kefir Smoothie

If you love smoothie recipes then you must try this kefir smoothie once in your life.

Kefir has so many proven health benefits starting by improving your gut health, and digestion and it also has anti-inflammatory effects.

What’s Kefir?

Kefir is a fermented milk drink with a thinner consistency than yogurt – more similar to drinkable yogurt.

It has a sour, light fizzy taste that is very enjoyable when mixed with fruits in a smoothie.

Kefir is not also made from dairy, it can also be made dairy-free using coconut milk and resulting in a low-carb drink suitable for vegans.

What’s A Kefir Smoothie?

A Kefir smoothie is a high-probiotic breakfast smoothie recipe perfect to boost your natural gut health.

It’s naturally:

  • Gluten-free
  • Low-carb
  • Paleo and vegan-friendly when made from coconut kefir.

How To Make Kefir Smoothie

A kefir smoothie is a creamy slightly fizzy smoothie perfect as a breakfast or snack.


All you need to make it are:

  • Kefir – I recommend choosing unsweetened kefir to avoid added sugar and pick coconut kefir if you want a dairy-free option with fewer carbs.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk or any dairy-free milk you love like coconut milk.
  • Frozen Strawberries or berries you love – raspberries are a great low-sugar option or blueberries.
  • Almond Butter or any nut butter you love. Almond butter is low in saturated fat and lower in carbs.
  • Sweetener of Choice – you can use any sweetener you love stevia drops and erythritol are a great natural sugar-free option. Otherwise, try maple syrup for a refined sugar-free option.
  • Ice Cubes
  • Vanilla Extract


Simply place all the ingredients in a  blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Adjust the smoothie texture and flavor by adding

  • Some more milk to thin it out.
  • More ice cubes or fresh and frozen fruits to thicken – up to 1/2 cup not more or it can be very icy.
  • More sweetener to increase the sweetness.
  • More kefir to increase the sour tart flavor of the drink.
Jug of a blender with Kefir Smoothie ingredients.


Like any smoothie recipe, feel free to boost the nutrition profile of this recipe by adding some healthy add-ons like:

  • Protein Powder – perfect for enhancing the creaminess of this strawberry kefir smoothie.
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Collagen
  • Spinach – use baby spinach or kale for a touch of green and vitamin C and turn this into an immunity smoothie that can contribute to boosting your immune system!
  • Blueberries – a tablespoon of blueberry or blackberry will make a blue kefir blueberry smoothie.

Storage Instructions

Most smoothie recipes are better fresh, made just before drinking.

If you really want to store leftover smoothies keep them for no more than 24 hours in a sealed glass mason jar.

The next day, layers may form so blend again or give a good stir to combine.

Keep in mind that the texture will change as the frozen ingredients have already melted.

Pouring Kefir Smoothie from a blender into a large cup.

Allergy Swaps

Below are some food swaps to help you adapt this easy kefir smoothie based on your health focus.

  • Dairy-free – Use coconut Kefir and dairy-free milk you love.
  • Nut-free – Swap almond milk for coconut milk and replace almond butter with sunflower seed butter or tahini.
  • Low-sugar – Focus on using low-sugar fruits like raspberries, strawberries, or boysenberries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kefir Keto-Friendly?

Not all kefirs are good on a keto diet. Regular unsweetened kefir yogurt made from cow milk contains about 12 grams of net carbs per cup which is quite high on a keto diet.
However, coconut kefir is a keto-friendly option with only 3.5 grams of net carbs per cup, and it’s dairy-free, avoiding carbs from lactose.

Is Kefir vegan?

No, traditional kefir is made from cow milk, but coconut kefir is vegan and made from coconut milk.

Is Kefir supposed to be sour?

Yes, Kefir has a sour tart taste due to the carbon dioxide left after the fermented process.

Can you freeze Kefir?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze leftover Kefir into an airtight container or in popsicle mold to make Kefir ice cream.

Why Eating Fermented Foods?

Fermented food is high in probiotics formed by bacteria during the fermentation process.
Probiotics are microorganisms made of good bacteria and yeast that help bring a healthy balance to your gut microbiome.

Kefir Smoothie in a large glass container decorated with raspberries and blueberries and with a golden spoon.

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Kefir Smoothie

Kefir Smoothie

This Strawberry Kefir Smoothie is a creamy healthy breakfast smoothie packed with probiotics to boost your metabolism and gut health.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 smoothie
Serving Size: 1 smoothie
5 from 261 votes


  • ½ cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Butter
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Kefir
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sweetener of Choice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Ice Cubes
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  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend at high speed until frothy and creamy.
  • Add more ice cubes or erythritol to taste and blend between each addition.
  • Serve immediately.
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Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Yield: 1 smoothie
Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 206kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 11.7g (4%)Fiber: 2.1g (9%)Net Carbs: 9.6gProtein: 4g (8%)Fat: 30.9g (48%)Saturated Fat: 25g (156%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 213.4mg (9%)Potassium: 153.5mg (4%)Sugar: 7g (8%)Vitamin A: 500.7IU (10%)Vitamin C: 42.3mg (51%)Vitamin D: 96µg (640%)Calcium: 407.9mg (41%)Iron: 0.5mg (3%)Magnesium: 25mg (6%)Zinc: 0.3mg (2%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    6 Thoughts On Kefir Smoothie (Dairy-Free)
  1. I would like to know if I can substitutes to Coconut milk and peanut butter?
    Almond milk don’t agree with me.

  2. 5 stars
    I am in love with this smoothie. It’s the first kefir one I’ve tried and I haven’t been able to try anything else with my new kefir yet as it’s that good. I keep making it.

  3. 5 stars
    I struggled a bit to find kefir, for some reason they don’t stock that in my normal foodmart, but once I found some… Oh my! This was top notch.


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