Delectable Vegan Smoothie with Jackfruit: A Winning Recipe

Welcome to my latest recipe article where I share one of my favorite vegan smoothie recipes – the Jackfruit Smoothie! If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, it’s a tropical fruit known for its sweet and slightly tangy taste, and fiber-like texture. It’s also an incredibly versatile ingredient in vegan cooking.

This smoothie is the perfect way to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet, without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. Whether you’re a longtime vegan or just looking for some healthy breakfast ideas, this Jackfruit Smoothie is sure to become a staple in your recipe list.

In this article, I’ll be sharing everything you need to know about making a delicious and creamy Jackfruit Smoothie. From the ingredient list to substitutions and variations, serving suggestions to tips for perfect results, I’ve got you covered. So let’s get started and make ourselves some tropical jackfruit smoothies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Jackfruit  Vegan Smoothie
Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie

Are you tired of the same old boring smoothie recipes? Then let me introduce you to the tropical Jackfruit vegan smoothie recipe. This recipe is sure to transport your taste buds to a sunny tropical island, making it the perfect pick-me-up on any dreary day.

What makes this Jackfruit vegan smoothie so special? First of all, it’s dairy-free and low in calories, making it a guilt-free indulgence. The use of ripe Jackfruit pods gives the smoothie a fiber-like texture that’s sure to satisfy your hunger and leave you feeling full for hours.

But that’s not all! The Jackfruit vegan smoothie recipe is also incredibly versatile. You can customize it to suit your taste preferences by adding different ingredients or swapping out certain ones. For instance, if you’re not a fan of soy milk, you can use coconut milk instead. And if you prefer your smoothies sweeter, add a tablespoon of maple syrup or dates.

Another reason why I love this recipe is that it’s packed with essential nutrients that our bodies need. Thanks to the inclusion of spinach and frozen mango chunks, it’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that can help keep your immune system strong and prevent illness.

So, whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast option, a post-workout snack or just something to quench your thirst on a hot summer day, the tropical Jackfruit vegan smoothie recipe has got you covered!

Ingredient List

 A burst of tropical flavors in every sip! 🌴🍍
A burst of tropical flavors in every sip! 🌴🍍

Here is what you’ll need to make this Mango Jackfruit Smoothie:

Ingredients 1

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 ripe jackfruit, pods removed and chopped (about 2 cups ripe jackfruit)
  • Β½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • ΒΌ cup vanilla yogurt

Ingredients 2

  • 1 cup frozen jackfruit chunks (canned jackfruit can also work well here)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup soymilk
  • Juice of Β½ lime
  • Handful of spinach
  • Optional toppings for smoothie bowl version: sliced dates, more fruit, granola

Make sure all fruits are ripe and at their peak sweetness for the best flavor. And if you want a low calorie version, skip the maple syrup and the protein powder. If you don’t have soy milk, try coconut milk or almond milk as a dairy-free alternative.

The Recipe How-To

 This smoothie is just as colorful as it is delicious 🌈🍹
This smoothie is just as colorful as it is delicious 🌈🍹

Now, let’s put our aprons on and start on the recipe. I promise you that this recipe will not disappoint you. Here are the detailed steps to make your own Mango Jackfruit Smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ripe jackfruit
  • 1 Β½ cups frozen mango chunks
  • Β½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
  • β…“ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare ripe jackfruit

In this step, we need to prepare the jackfruit. After getting a fresh jackfruit from your local market, we will remove the outermost tough skin and the fiber-like interior with a sharp knife. Get the fruit portion, take out the seeds and chop them into small bite-size pieces to make it easier to blend with other ingredients.

Step 2: Prepare fruits and other ingredients

We need to prepare all the remaining fruits and freeze them at least for a few hours before blending. For this purpose, use fresh ripe mangoes and bananas. Peel off their skin, slice them into small cube-like pieces, and then freeze them in an air-tight container for several hours.

Once you have done that, we will take out all frozen fruits from the freezer to thaw just enough so that they can be blended easily without frozen chunks being left behind.

Add all prepared fruits such as Β½ frozen banana, 1 cup ripe jackfruit, 1Β½ cups frozen mango chunks, protein powder, and spices of choice to a blender jar.

Step 3: Blend everything together

In this step, blend everything together, except for maple syrup which will come later. You may adjust the consistency by adding more or less soy milk; actually adapt it according to your preferred consistency.

Blend it together until you see a smooth and creamy texture forming without any solid chunks of fruits being visible.

Step 4: Adjust taste

Now comes an important part – taste testing! Add one tablespoon of maple syrup to it for natural sweetness or more if you feel like it is still too tangy.

Blend again for a few seconds just to mix everything well together.

Transfer smoothie into desired glasses or bowls for serving. Top it with some additional toppings like some chia seeds or small jackfruit pods.

Your tasty and bright purple Mango Jackfruit Smoothie is ready! Enjoy your delicious drink!

I hope these steps were helpful in preparing one of my favorite vegan smoothie recipes. Once you get familiar with these steps, try experimenting by adding different flavors in place of vanilla such as coconut milk and lime juice or some dairy-free yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt. You can always experiment with various ingredients until you find your favorite tropical Jackfruit Smoothie recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

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Sipping on sunshine β˜€οΈ

Are you looking for more ways to add depth and variety to your jackfruit smoothie recipe? Here are the most effective substitutions and variations you can make:

– Instead of mango and pineapple, substitute your preferred combination of tropical fruit. The juicy flavor and texture of guava, papaya, or passionfruit would be a great match with jackfruit.

– For a creamier smoothie texture, switch soy milk with coconut milk, which is rich and very flavorful.

– Experiment with different sweeteners rather than maple syrup; agave nectar or honey are both viable substitutes.

– Add some water: If you desire a thinner texture for your smoothie, toss in some water until reaching the desired consistency―and this also reduces calorie content.

– Substitute the vanilla yogurt with plain yogurt plus 1 tsp vanilla extract if you prefer; you can also opt for vegan or plant-based yogurt for a dairy-free alternative.

– For extra fiber and nutrients, toss in fresh kale or spinach leaves as an option. Mixing in other fruits like kiwi, bananas or avocado provides additional nutritional value.

– To increase protein content, include chia seeds while blending. Alternatively, stir in 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.

Bottom line: There are plenty of ways to improvise on this recipe that suits your preference; whether you want to try new fruits or increase the nutritional value with healthier ingredients. Start experimenting today!

Serving and Pairing

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Fuel up with this refreshing smoothie! πŸ’ͺ🍹

Once your Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie is blended to perfection, it’s time to enjoy this tropical treat! This smoothie is perfect as a quick breakfast or mid-day snack, but can also be enjoyed as a light dessert after dinner. You may want to garnish the smoothie with some fresh jackfruit pods or slices of mango chunks to make it extra special.

For a refreshing and healthy twist on the traditional smoothie bowl, try pouring your Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie into a bowl and topping it with sliced banana, chopped dates, and a handful of spinach. You can even add some frozen pineapple chunks and a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an energy-boosting breakfast bowl that will keep you going all day long.

If you are serving this smoothie at a brunch gathering or hosting a vegan-themed party, consider pairing it with some dairy-free muffins, vegan granola bars or fresh fruit platters. For a savory option, you can even try making some vegan pulled jackfruit tacos that will complement the natural sweetness of your smoothie perfectly.

In terms of drinks pairing, you can serve the Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie alongside other healthy smoothies or fresh fruit juices. A tropical iced tea or coconut milk latte would also be delicious accompaniments for this fruity drink.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair your Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie, one thing is certain – its savory yet sweet flavors and fiber-like texture will make it an instant hit with everyone who tries this low-calorie recipe.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

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A fruity and vegan twist to your day πŸ“πŸ‰πŸ₯­

You can easily make this Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Simply pour the smoothie into a mason jar or an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Before consuming, give the smoothie a good shake as some separation may occur.

If you want to make the smoothie ahead of time and freeze it, I recommend leaving out the banana and adding it in fresh when you’re ready to drink it. Otherwise, after thawing, the texture of the banana will be affected and could lead to a watery consistency.

To reheat the smoothie, simply let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight or on the countertop for a few hours. If desired, you can add a splash of soymilk or coconut milk before blending to achieve your desired consistency.

Pro-tip: if you want to save even more time during your busy week, try prepping your Jackfruit Smoothies in individual portions right away. This way all you have to do is grab and go! Just remember to shake well before drinking as settling may occur.

Tips for Perfect Results

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Antioxidant-packed and so tasty! πŸŽπŸ‹πŸŒ

Now that you know the recipe and have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to share with you some tips for perfecting your vegan jackfruit smoothie.

First and foremost, make sure you use ripe jackfruit. It should be soft and easily cut with a knife. Unripe or hard jackfruit can lead to an unpleasant taste and texture in your smoothie.

As jackfruit has a fiber-like texture, blending it properly is essential for a smooth consistency. Make sure your blender is powerful enough to break down the fruit and that you blend it thoroughly.

Another tip is to use frozen ingredients when possible, as they create a thicker and creamier smoothie. Frozen mango chunks and banana slices, for example, work wonders in this recipe.

If you desire, you can make this recipe even healthier by adding in some handfuls of spinach or kale. This will increase the nutrient content, but won’t affect the taste.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of the recipe. You can substitute coconut milk for soy milk, add some frozen pineapple chunks, or even include a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an extra boost post-workout.

Finally, if you want to try something new with your smoothie, try topping it off with some chopped fresh jackfruit or a drizzle of maple syrup for some added sweetness.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to make excellent vegan jackfruit smoothies every time. Enjoy!

FAQ

Before we wrap up, let’s address some frequently asked questions that you might have about this amazing Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie Recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned smoothie maker or a newbie in the kitchen, these FAQs will help to clear up any doubts or concerns you may have. So, let’s dive in!

What does jackfruit go well with?

One tasty way to enjoy jackfruit is by stewing or boiling the fruit’s flesh in a mixture of coconut milk and spices. This creates a delicious topping that can be paired with oatmeal or rice pudding. On the other hand, when using less ripe jackfruit, it can be an excellent substitute for pulled chicken or pork in a variety of dishes, such as sandwiches and tacos.

Can we eat jackfruit and mango together?

This recipe features the unique combination of Mango and Jackfruit, two fruits with distinct flavors and textures. The resulting Mango and Jackfruit Smoothie is both sweet and satisfying, and entirely free of dairy or animal products.

Is jackfruit raw vegan?

Originating from India and Southeast Asia, jackfruit is a peculiar-looking fruit filled with golden-yellow pods that have a unique texture. When unripe, the pods have a fibrous texture that makes it a desirable meat substitute among the vegan community. On the other hand, the fruit becomes softer and sweeter as it ripens.

Is frozen jackfruit good?

Freezing jackfruit is a great way to preserve it for future use, whether it is fresh, raw, cooked or canned. While some may avoid this fruit due to its strong odor, its sweet and dense flesh can make for a delicious meal or snack.

Bottom Line

That’s all for this jackfruit vegan smoothie recipe, but I hope that after trying it out, you’ll see why I’m such a huge advocate for including this nutritious fruit into our diets. Not only is it incredibly versatile in its uses, but it’s also packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for our overall well-being.

So whether you’re looking to add more low-calorie recipes to your diet or simply want to mix up your daily smoothie routine, give this jackfruit smoothie recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!

And remember, don’t hesitate to experiment with the recipe by making substitutions and variations based on your taste buds or dietary needs. That’s what cooking is all about – making it work for you.

Incorporating healthy smoothies into our daily diets can have an enormous impact on our health and wellness. And with the help of vibrant and flavorful fruits like jackfruit, who says they can’t also be delicious? So go ahead and give this recipe a try and feel confident knowing that you’re giving your body the best of both worlds – scrumptious and nourishing ingredients!

Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie

Jackfruit Vegan Smoothie Recipe

This unique fruit comes canned in Indian, Asian and middle eastern markets. I love this vegan smoothie. Want something out of the ordinary and delicious, try this. You can sub the soy milk and soy yogurt fo dairy versions too.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 182.3 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup dinced canned jackfruit
  • 2 cups soy vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup soymilk
  • maple syrup or agave nectar, as needed
  • ice cube

Instructions
 

  • Place jackfruit, soy yogurt, soy milk, and maple syrup or agave nectar in immersion blender container or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve over ice and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Serving: 316gCalories: 182.3kcalCarbohydrates: 15.2gProtein: 10.5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5.3gCholesterol: 31.9mgSodium: 143.7mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 13.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Asian, Beverages, Easy, From Scratch, Fruit, Sweet, Vegan
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