Homemade non-dairy milks are a great way to customize your smoothies and discover new flavor combinations. Plus, how to make nut milk like almond milk and cashew milk — or soy milk,rice milk, or coconut milk options -- is easy in the Vitamix machine and tastes better than store-bought varieties.
All these dairy alternatives are made by blending nuts, coconut, rice, or soybeans with water. The mixture is then strained through a fine-mesh sieve (lined with cheesecloth for the smoothest results) over a large bowl to filter out the solids, or through Vitamix’s reusable filtration bag. Use the milks as-is, or add vanilla extract, sweetener, or salt to taste for added flavor. The milks will keep up to three days in the refrigerator.
Whether you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant, or simply prefer the dairy-free taste, try swapping these mild and creamy milks for water or dairy in the following smoothie recipes.
- Tropical Escape Smoothie
- Basic Fruit Smoothie
- Banana Raspberry Green Smoothie
- Emerald Smoothie
- Freshly Minted Berry Smoothie