Easy Plum Smoothie Recipe

If you are one of those people who loves plums, you often end up buying a bunch of them, you eat 1 or 2, and then they often are left to rot in your fruit bowl.

If only you could find a more creative way to eat them…Well, wonder no more, because what better way to use plums than add them to your smoothies?

Plum Smoothie

Benefits of Plum Smoothie

Plums are quite an underrated fruit. But they offer so many benefits, which is why this plum smoothie is so nutrient-dense.

Here are some of the benefits of drinking this smoothie:

  • Nutrient-Dense: This smoothie contains a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which can contribute to overall health and well-being.
  • Antioxidants: Plums, kale, and chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, which can help combat oxidative stress and support the body’s defense against diseases.
  • Healthy Fats: The almond butter in the smoothie provides healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats, which are good for heart health and can help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Protein: Chia seeds and the almond butter in the smoothie offer a source of plant-based protein, which is essential for muscle maintenance and various bodily functions.
  • Fiber: The ingredients in this smoothie are rich in dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion, promote a feeling of fullness, and help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Bone Health: Kale is a good source of vitamin K and calcium, which are important for bone health and can contribute to overall bone density.
  • Heart Health: The healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants in this smoothie can support heart health by reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • May Aid In Weight Loss: The fiber and protein in the smoothie can help control appetite and support weight weight loss goals.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: The smoothie provides a range of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, and potassium, which play vital roles in various bodily functions.

How To Make a Plum Smoothie For Weight Loss

Plum Smoothie with spinach and banana

You will need these ingredients:

  • Plums
  • Kale
  • Chia Seeds
  • Almond Butter
  • Dairy-Free Milk

This plum shake for weight loss comes out thick, and perfectly sweet.

No added sweeteners were added or required, it tastes perfectly fine without them!

To make this plum smoothie with milk – add all the ingredients to a blender, starting with the kale and plums, then the other ingredients and blend until smooth!
I hope you enjoy it!

Optional Recipe Substitutions: 

Plum Smoothie being poured into a thin glass cup

There are some substitutions you can make in this plum smoothie for weight loss.

In case you do not like some of the ingredients listed above, or simply don’t have them at home, here are some other options:

  • The kale can be replaced with other leafy greens, such as spinach.
  • The chia seeds can be substituted for flaxseeds or oats.
  • If you are nut-free, replace the almond butter with a nut-free alternative, such as sunflower seed butter.
  • You can add 1/2 cup of frozen berries for a thicker and a more nutritious smoothie.

Plum Frequently Asked Questions:

What Fruit Goes Well With Plum?

Plums have quite a subtle flavor, so they tend to work well with many fruits. However, here’s a list of some of the best fruits that work with plums: Berries, Peaches, Bananas, Avocado, Apples, and Citrus Fruits.

Can We Mix Plum With Milk?

There isn’t necessarily anything negative about adding milk to plums. However, some people report stomach aches and even diarrhea in some instances. But, this could be due to lactose intolerance/sensitivity. We have used dairy-free milk in this recipe, so no need to worry about this. But if you do have dairy milk at home, there is nothing wrong with using it with plums, unless of course, you are lactose intolerant.

Are Frozen Plums Good In Smoothies?

Frozen plums are excellent in smoothies. They help thicken smoothies and also provide coolness and freshness to the smoothies!

Can Plums Be Blended?

Plums can be blended, however, you will need to remove the pit within them first. Their skin can be quite hard to blend, which is why it's important that you blend long enough so the blades can break down the plums.

More Smoothie Recipes:

1. Yogurt Smoothie For Weight Loss
2. Orange Raspberry Smoothie
3. Pomegranate Smoothie

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Delicious plum smoothie: A nutrient-packed blend of plums, kale, and more for a healthy, antioxidant-rich treat.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 fresh plums (washed and pitted)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 medium-sized ripe banana
  • 1 handful of kale (washed)
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Prepare and measure the ingredients listed.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender starting with the kale and plums, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth. For about 3-5 minutes, until you reach a smooth consistency.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 15.4g
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Protein: 7.7g
Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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