This plum smoothie recipe is made with healthy ingredients like orange, Greek yogurt, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla. It contains no added sugars and has a deliciously thick and creamy texture! Vegan option available.
This smoothie recipe is a great idea for using up an excess of plums, or to reap their nutrition benefits while they’re in season!
Plums are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C. In this dietitian-designed smoothie recipe, plums are paired with protein-rich greek yogurt, the healthy fats of chia seeds, and juicy fiber-filled oranges for a nutritious, balanced, and filling breakfast 🙂
Plum smoothie benefits
This simple plum smoothie is PACKED with nutritious ingredients:
- Plums are a good source of dietary fiber and antioxidants called polyphenols. They’re also a source of micronutrients like vitamin C, A, K, copper, potassium, and manganese.
- Oranges are also a source of fiber (one orange provides about 18% of your daily fiber needs!), antioxidants, and micronutrients like vitamin C, folate, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
- Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, gut-friendly probiotics, B-vitamins, and minerals like calcium and phosphorus.
- Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and plant-based protein. They’re also rich in minerals like magnesium, iron, and calcium.
Plus, there are no added sugars in this recipe! The smoothie is sweetened only with fruit, with accompanying flavours of ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Smoothie combinations: other fruits that go well with plums
Don’t feel like making this smoothie with an orange? Feel free to experiment with different fruits! Below are some other fruits that go great with plums and would add a similar (natural) sweetness to this recipe:
For a dairy-free or vegan option, simply:
- use a dairy-free milk that you enjoy. I’d advise one with no added sweeteners, if possible, as this smoothie is already sweet from the fruit.
- use a dairy-free yogurt alternative. If you can find one that has a similar thickness to Greek yogurt, that would be ideal. A thicker coconut-based one would work well here (flavour-wise).
Do note that when using a dairy-free yogurt, you will not be getting in the same protein content as a regular Greek yogurt. To combat this, you could use soy milk (which is higher in protein), a vegan protein powder, or add in a couple tablespoons of hemp hearts!
My go-to blender
I use this Vitamix almost every day. I bought it about 7 years ago and it still functions perfectly. It makes a super smooth and creamy smoothie in seconds (not to mention many other meals, like soups)!
More healthy smoothie recipes
- Watermelon Smoothie With Strawberries
- Papaya Banana Coconut Smoothie
- Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- Cherry Smoothie With Yogurt
- Blueberry Tahini Smoothie
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Get the Recipe: Plum Smoothie (Simple + Healthy)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 2 large plums, pit removed (make sure they're ripe!)
- 1 large orange, peeled (I used a cara cara orange)
- 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt (I use a fuller fat option to make the texture creamier) (benefits of Greek yogurt)
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 5 large ice cubes (or until cold)
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the milk.
- Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Feel free to adjust flavours or amounts of liquid until desired taste/consistency is reached. Enjoy!
- If you want to use different fruit (instead of an orange), plums also go well with bananas, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or nectarines! You could try using 1 banana, a cup of berries, or one large stone fruit in place of the orange.
- For a vegan/dairy-free option, use a dairy-free alternative to greek yogurt and choose a dairy-free milk alternative (I used unsweetened almond milk).
- If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie (particularly if you’re using a dairy-free alternative to Greek yogurt), feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best.
- If you feel like you need more sweetness, feel free to add some honey, maple syrup, or a pitted date as desired.
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.