pin

share this post

Kefir Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Pin This Recipe!
5 from 132 votes
By Carine Claudepierre - - 3 Comments
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS THAT I MAKE A SMALL COMMISSION OFF ITEMS YOU PURCHASE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. PLEASE SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR DETAILS

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.

Ingredients

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

Instruction

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.
Kefir Smoothie

Add-ons

Of course 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.

Kefir Smoothie

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

Have you made this Kefir Smoothie? Leave a comment or share a review below!

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 mins
Total: 5 mins
Yield: 1 smoothie
Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Nutrition

Net Carbs 9.6g
Fat 30.9g
Protein 4g
Calories 206kcal
5 from 132 votes
Review Print

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
Dairy-free option: replace the heavy cream with canned coconut cream, shake the can and measure the amount of cream after.
My Recipe Notes

To save your own private notes on your favorite recipes, join Sweetashoney Members!

Tried this recipe?Mention @sweetashoneyrecipes
Nutrition Facts
Kefir Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 278
% Daily Value*
Fat 30.9g48%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 213.4mg9%
Potassium 153.5mg4%
Carbohydrates 11.7g4%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Net Carbs 9.6g
Vitamin A 500.7IU10%
Vitamin C 42.3mg51%
Vitamin D 96µg640%
Calcium 407.9mg41%
Iron 0.5mg3%
Magnesium 25mg6%
Zinc 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

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

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

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

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweetashoney!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    3 Thoughts On Kefir Smoothie (Dairy-Free)
  1. 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.

Disclaimer

The recipes, instructions, and articles on this website should not be taken or used as medical advice. You must consult with your doctor before starting on a keto or low-carb diet. The nutritional data provided on Sweetashoney is to be used as indicative only. The nutrition data is calculated using WP Recipe Maker. Net Carbs is calculated by removing the fiber and some sweeteners from the total Carbohydrates. As an example, a recipe with 10 grams of Carbs per 100 grams that contains 3 grams of erythritol and 5 grams of fiber will have a net carbs content of 2 grams. Some sweeteners are excluded because they are not metabolized. You should always calculate the nutritional data yourself instead of relying on Sweetashoney's data. Sweetashoney and its recipes and articles are not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease. Sweetashoney cannot be liable for adverse reactions or any other outcome resulting from the use of recipes or advice found on the Website.

Skip to content