How to Make a Smoothie Without a Blender

If you don’t have a blender at home and you are wondering how to make a smoothie without a blender, I am here to tell you that there are many ways you can make a smoothie without one!

smoothie served in a glass cup surrounded by greens almonds and bananas

But how do you blend without a blender? It’s simple, you simply have to select your ingredients carefully. 

When I used to make smoothies back in the day when I couldn’t afford a blender, I used to choose soft ingredients, that do not require processing.

The Best Ingredients To Use To Make a Smoothie Without Blender

Making the perfect smoothie with no blender comes down to the ingredients entirely. 

Here’s a list of the best ingredients to use if you don’t have a blender at home:

  • Yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Boiled / Steamed Sweet Potatoes
  • Smooth Nut Butters
  • All Liquids (milk, fruit juice, water, etc)
  • Melon
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Pears
  • Apple Sauce
  • Liquid Sweeteners (Honey, maple syrup, agave, etc)
  • Defrosted Berries

Smoothie Without a Blender

If you do have a hand mixer in the kitchen though, you could use ingredients that require more power to be processed. 

However, the list above includes ingredients that are perfect to just mix together and make a delicious smoothie!

Equipment To Make a Smoothie Without a Blender

When I make my own smoothies without a blender, I use minimal equipment.

But I will leave a list below, for all types of kitchen utensils and equipment that you could use:

  • Hand Mixer
  • Milk Frother Electric Mixer
  • A Bowl
  • A Measuring Jug
  • A Whisk
  • Smoothie Serving Glass

Do note that you won’t need all of these kitchen utensils. It really depends on what you have at home, and what you want to use.

I personally only used a measuring jug, a wish, and a smoothie serving glass, that was it.

Recipe Variations & Recipe Notes:

smoothie being poured into a glass cup from a jug

The ingredients I used to make this drink essentially made a very classic smoothie recipe – banana and peanut butter smoothie.

However, if you want to make something different, even without a blender, here are some options:

  • Instead of bananas, you can use boiled or steamed sweet potato. You can also use mashed thawed frozen berries.
  • If you are vegan, substitute the honey for maple syrup, and the dairy yogurt for a vegan alternative.
  • If you dislike peanut butter, you can use cashew or almond butter instead.
  • The oat milk can be replaced with any other milk of choice. 

Does This Smoothie Taste Just As Good As Any Smoothie?

Yes, this smoothie tastes just like a regular smoothie.

Just because it’s made without a blender, doesn’t mean it will taste worse.

You can taste the banana, and the peanut butter, and the smoothie is perfectly smooth and creamy!


Type Of Diet Suitable
Raw Food-Friendly
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Smoothie Without a Blender

Smoothie Recipe Without a Blender

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Create a blender-free smoothie with Greek yogurt, peanut butter, protein, oat milk, banana, and honey for a nutritious, no-blender delight.

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


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  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (unsweetened and unflavored)
  • 1 cup oat milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 ripe medium-sized banana
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup


  1. Mash the banana as finely as you can using a fork or a masher.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a measuring jug or a deep bowl.
  3. Whisk the ingredients for 3-4 minutes, until everything is nicely incorporated.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


Best consumed straight away.

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


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 411
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 32g
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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