Smoothie King, an international, health-focused smoothie company, started out life in the small experimental kitchen of founder Steve Kuhnau in Louisiana in the ’70s. Having grown up with extreme food allergies, Kuhnau recreated the milkshakes he longed for with fruit, ice, and juice. From there (along with some twists and turns), Smoothie King evolved to become a beloved and successful smoothie chain. It now boasts over 1,000 store locations across the U.S, and these days, customers at Smoothie King can customize their beverages according to their preferences, with lots of vegan-friendly ingredients, too. At Vegan Unlocked, we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to pick your plant-based favorites with our secret menu, full menu, and editor’s picks. So, whether you’re in the mood for a health kick and fancy some kale and spinach, or you’re feeling a bit naughty and fancy a chocolate-infused beverage, Smoothie King’s got you covered – so slurp away!
The Vegan Unlocked Research Team combed through all the items available on the Smoothie King menu and came away with a couple of stupendous custom creations and a variety of vegan-friendly beverages, sauces, add-ons, and toppings.
Smoothie King earned 2 out of 5 stars with a few vegan options. This means that Smoothie King has got you covered when it comes to alternative milk, and you can even mix some vegan protein into your smoothie. However, it still has some way to go in diversifying its plant-based offerings.
This score is calculated based on the number of vegan offerings on Smoothie King’s menu “as is” or with an easy substitution, a restaurant vegan customizability score and finally, the number of vegan options vs non-vegan options. Learn more about Vegan Unlocked Ratings.
Although Smoothie King offers a fair few options in the way of vegan-friendly smoothies, at Vegan Unlocked, we’re the kings of discovering plant-based potential, so we thought we’d try our hand at enhancing this menu. We sent in our team of vegan researchers on the quest to put their creative minds to the test, and they came back with some rather tempting offerings. But don’t think this is a role reserved for just the experts; anyone can do it! Sometimes, this just means combining sides with mains or switching dairy milk for an alternative.
Hungry for something simpler? Scroll on to find Smoothie King’s vegan menu items and our editors’ top picks just below this section.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana Cookie Supreme
This order is for those who are feeling daring and decadent; for the chocolate lovers and the banana enthusiasts. Order up the Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana smoothie with a side of banana chips and some Lenny & Larry Vegan Cookies. Break up the cookies, submerge them in the smoothie, and add a sprinkling of banana chips on top.
The Extra Nutty Vegan Super Grain
For those who are nutty about nuts, this one’s for you. Order the Vegan Nutty Super Grain, which comes with bananas (the ultimate smoothie base), peanut butter, apple juice blend, Califia Farms Almond Milk, 100% Cocoa, Sunwarrior Organic Plant-Based Protein, and the Super Grains Enhancer. Then add some extra almonds, and some almond butter and order a side of Nature’s Blend. Crumble them up into the smoothie for an extra nutty, and slightly savory hit.
All the Vegan Options at Smoothie King
So, what else is vegan at Smoothie King?
- Banana chips
- Nature’s Blend
- Good Health Peanut Butter Pretzels
- Apple Kiwi Bunga, without the kids’ multivitamin
- Berry Interesting, ordered with no kids multivitamin
- CW, Jr., sans the kids’ multivitamin
- Lil’ Angel, without the kids’ multivitamin added in
- Lenny & Larry Vegan Cookies
Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings
- Sunwarrior® Organic Plant-Based Protein
- Stevia Plant-Based Sweetener
- Organic spinach
- Organic kale
- Organic carrots
- Tart cherries
- Juice blends
- Peanut butter
- 100% cocoa
- Almond milk
- Espresso or cold brew
- Almond butter
- Coconut water
- Oat milk
Luckily, all smoothies are customizable and can be made vegan!
- Vegan Pumpkin
- Vegan Espresso Mocha
- Vegan Coffee Mocha
- Vegan Mocha Espresso or Cold Brew Coffee
- Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana
- Vegan Mango Kale
- Vegan Mixed Berry
- Vegan Nutty Super Grain
- Vegan Pineapple Spinach
- Berry punch
- Caribbean way
- Lemon Twist Banana
- Lemon Twist Strawberry
- Orange X-treme
- Passion Passport
- Strawberry X-Treme
Editor’s Picks: What Are the Top Vegan Meals at Smoothie King?
Sometimes you just need a little jolt to start your day, and this smoothie joint has just the thing. The morning starter at Smoothie King is the Vegan Espresso Mocha. Packed with bananas, dates, and Sunwarrior Organic Plant-Based Protein, a zing from the espresso, and Cocoa, and finished with some oat milk courtesy of Califia Farms, this smoothie will have you singing.
When it comes to vegan-friendly desserts, good ones at chains are usually few and far between. Luckily, Smoothie King is serving up the good stuff, with its top sweet treat being its Lenny & Larry Vegan Cookies.
Berries are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. Loaded with antioxidants and high in fiber and vitamin C, they’re delicious and nutritious. At Smoothie King, the best smoothie for those barmy about berries is the Berry Punch – and it does just that, with hit after hit of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries!
Note: Vegan Unlocked is a tool dedicated to helping people find plant-based options. We are not an allergen resource, and want to encourage our friends with allergies to proceed with caution. We cannot control and don’t always know when cross contamination takes place. As far as cross-contamination of vegan foods with animal products, this is completely up to your comfort level as an individual. Read our stance on cross contamination.
Frequently Asked Smoothie King Questions
Is the Smoothie King Protein Blend Vegan?
Smoothie King offers Sunwarrior Vegan Protein, which is made from Organic Pea Protein and is 100% vegan-friendly.
What Enhancers at Smoothie King are Vegan?
The vegan enhancers available at Smoothie King include the Energy Boost (Ginkgo and Ginseng), Super Grains Enhancer, and Pure Recharge.
What is the Best Vegan Smoothie at Smoothie King?
While what you consider to be the best vegan smoothie at Smoothie King will likely vary depending on your tastes and preferences, the Vegan Mango Kale smoothie is top of the list for many. This smoothie is both nourishing and delicious, packed full of nutrients, with nuts, fruit, and plant-based protein.
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