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A head on shot of a light orange spring thaw smoothie in two glasses with a small vase of snow drop flowers in the background.

Spring Thaw Smoothie

This smoothie is the perfect way to welcome Spring. Carrots, citrus, and frozen banana combine with warm spices, nut butter, and non-dairy yogurt for a hearty and unusual vegan breakfast smoothie.
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 10 ingredients, almond milk, banana, blender, cara cara oranges, carrots, cinnamon, coconut butter, coconut milk yogurt, ginger, lemon juice, non dairy yogurt, non-dairy milk, orange, peanut butter, sea salt, smoothie, vanilla
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 (2 as a snack)



  • ½ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup non-dairy plain yogurt (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small orange, peeled
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped (about ½ cup chopped carrot)
  • ½ banana, preferably frozen


  • In an upright blender, combine the non-dairy milk, yogurt, peanut butter, coconut butter, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, sea salt, the peeled orange, chopped carrot, and banana. Blend this mixture on high until completely smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately!


  • You could add a scoop of plain vegan protein powder to this smoothie to make it extra satiating. My personal favourite is Epic Protein by Sprout Living (I’ve been drinking it for years!). My 20% of discount code with them is: thefirstmess.
  • My favourite non-dairy yogurt here in Canada is by Yoggu. In the US, Anita’s or Culina are my top picks.
  • A teaspoon of chia, flax or hemp seeds would be great for a little seedy boost :)
  • If I had ground cardamom on hand, I would have added a pinch here.