Smoothie Chains With Plant Based (Vegan) Options

Plant Based Vegan Smoothie Chains

Plant Based Smoothies are refreshing, filling and a nice healthy treat. In the United States, we have many smoothie chains dedicated to creating them.

I’m sharing with you all of the locations I could find that have smoothies in our over 215 Chain Restaurant Vegan GuidesOpens in a new tab. on

In each smoothie shop, I share stand-out details about that place’s smoothies and a couple of options either we recommend or would like to try.

To start you off, I found an interesting detail in that the ingredient concoctions many of these locations are putting together contain added sugar. I was surprised that sugar is added to an already naturally sweet fruit-based drink. You’ll have to read thru them to see which ones if this is potentially a concern for you.

And before we get to the smoothie chains, if you notice a change has been made at one of these locations or know of a chain we’re missing, please let us knowOpens in a new tab.!

Which Chains Offer Plant-Based / Vegan Smoothies?

You can click on the title name of each restaurant to see our complete Vegan Guide for each. 

Playa BowlsOpens in a new tab.

Yes, Playa Bowls has plenty of vegan-friendly Smoothies but what we were impressed by and hope to get someday is one of their Smoothie Bowls. 

First, let me cover their Smoothies. All of their Smoothies are made with either Coconut, Almond or Cashew Milk. You can find special ingredients like chia seeds, spirulina, greens, plant-based protein, wheatgrass powder and/or flax oil in them. 

With Playa Bowls’ Smoothie Bowls, they break them down into 7 vegan bases:

  • Acai
  • Coconut
  • Banana
  • Green … made with kale, banana, pineapple and coconut milk.
  • Pitaya
  • Oat … made with water, organic steel cut oats, sea salt
  • Chia Pudding … made with chia seeds, coconut milk, agave & vanilla extract

Once you decide which base you would want, you can get a head start on what you want to order and the modifications that may need to be made, if any, on our Playa Bowls Vegan GuideOpens in a new tab.

Tropical Smoothie CafeOpens in a new tab.

Tropical Smoothie keeps it simple with their 24 oz smoothies but be aware, all of them are made with turbinado sugar unless otherwise noted or requested. Splenda substitute is available.

The one vegan-friendly smoothie with no sugar added is their Detox Island Green. It comes with spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, banana and fresh ginger. I would also add chia seeds to it for a boost of omega 3’s. 

The other favorite of mine is their Chia Banana Boost. You can choose for it to be made with peanut butter or strawberries. It then comes with banana, chia seeds, almonds, whole grain oats, cinnamon, dates and coconut. Yum!

Planet SmoothieOpens in a new tab.

Vegan Options Planet Smoothie
Planet Smoothie’s Bubble Trouble Smoothie! 5/2023

Planet Smoothie offers multiple categories of smoothies… lite, energy, superfood, protein, kids and smoothie bowls. 

You can choose an all-fruit smoothie like their Dragon Fruit Lemon Splash, which comes with dragon fruit, lemon, strawberries and pineapple. 

Or maybe you prefer one with greens. We like the Pineapple Tropi-Kale Twist Smoothie. It comes with leafy greens, passion fruit, pineapple and almond milk. The Lean Green Extreme is more like one we make at home. It comes with pineapple, mango, bananas, leafy greens, orange juice, lemon and plant-based protein.

Planet Smoothie also offers chia seeds if you want to add some omega 3’s to your smoothie.

And if you like boba, you can also get a smoothie with mango boba! …like in the pic above. 

Our Planet Smoothie Vegan GuideOpens in a new tab. will share all of their current vegan-friendly menu items and add-ins. 

Clean JuiceOpens in a new tab.

What’s fun about Clean Juice’s smoothie menu is they are all named like they are Friends episodes. So cute! If you are not familiar, the tv show Friends named their episodes, The blah blah blah One.

So at Clean Juice, you can find, “The Peanut Butter One,”The Java Chip One” or “The Recovery One.”

Be aware that some contain coconut oil and/or maple syrup. They also offer date paste if you prefer a substitute. 

I’m looking forward to trying The Strawberry Cheesecake One. The honey in it will need to be SUBBED with maple syrup or date paste. It comes with strawberries, bananas, granola, almond butter, vanilla and almond milk.

Ryan wants to try, The Chocolate One. It comes with almond butter, almond milk, banana, cacao, cinnamon and maple syrup.

JambaOpens in a new tab.

Jamba (formerly known as Jamba Juice) is probably the smoothie shop we go to the most. Do you remember when their partnership was announced with Oatly in 2019? They brought us Oatly Oatmilk Frozen Dessert and it was exciting to have a “milkshake” option. 

Good news is, it’s still on the menu! If you like the idea of a “milkshake,” we suggest ordering the Plant Based Watermelon Breeze. It comes with a watermelon grape juice blend, oatmilk frozen dessert, strawberries and pineapple. How fun does that sound? You also have the option to add it any smoothie. 

If that’s not what you had in mind, their Mega Mango is incredible. Ryan likes the Protein Berry Workout which comes with vanilla soymilk, strawberries, bananas and soy protein.

The one I still want to try is the Vanilla Blue Sky. It comes with unsweetened almond milk, vanilla coconut milk, bananas, pineapples, and blue spirulina boost. The blue from the spirulina makes this smoothie such a pretty, albeit not typical, color. 

While none of these required modifications, they have others along with smoothie bowls, that do. You can see our updated vegan guide for Jamba, hereOpens in a new tab.

Juice It Up!Opens in a new tab.

Juice It Up! offers a few smoothies that appear to be very health-forward. A nice change from the surprising couple of chains that have added sugars in them. Check these out:

  • The Greens … comes with Spinach, Kale, Pineapple, Banana, Apple
  • The Reds … comes with Beet, Red Grapes, Cucumber, Pineapple, Banana, Strawberry
  • The Turmeric … comes with Turmeric, Pineapple, Carrot, Banana, Apple, Ginger

They also offer a couple of Superfruit Infused Smoothies along with a few Smoothie Bowls. 

Smoothie KingOpens in a new tab.

Vegan Options at Smoothie King
Smoothie King’s High Five Smoothie Bowl. Order with NO honey drizzle.

We are big fans of Smoothie King. I think it goes back many many years to when one opened close to us. We were not smoothie people at the time so it was something fun and new. And don’t get me started on my obsession with their Angel Food Smoothie… at that time. 

I say, at that time, because it was long before I was vegan and more apt to choose a smoothie without added sugar. But don’t fret if you want to try it, because you can order it vegan by SUBBING the cow milk with either oat or almond milk. The Angel Food Smoothie is SUPER simple–strawberries, bananas, turbinado sugar and milk. 

Most of Smoothie King’s vegan-friendly smoothies come from their Be Well Blends or Enjoy A Treat Blends category. You also have the option of Smoothie Bowls… like the one in the picture above. 

Ryan likes anything with chocolate and a protein powder so he usually orders the Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie. It comes with bananas, dates, wild blueberries, 100% cocoa and Sunwarrior plant-based protein powder.

I like to get my greens in with a smoothie so I pick the Vegan Mango Kale. It comes with bananas, mango, kale, apple juice, apple pineapple juice blend, almonds, and Sunwarrior plant-based protein powder.

Just SaladOpens in a new tab.

Just Salad isn’t just for salads and bowls… they have plant-based smoothies!

Since there aren’t very many, I’m sharing them all here for you. 🙂

  • Strawberry Banana … comes with oat milk, strawberries, flax Seeds, agave
  • Detox Cleanse … comes with baby spinach, lemon, apple, pineapple, fresh ginger
  • Almond Berry Blast … comes with oat milk, banana, almond butter, blueberries, strawberries, flax seeds, agave
  • PB Protein … comes with oat milk, baby spinach, banana, hemp seeds, peanut butter, roasted pumpkin seeds, agave

16 HandlesOpens in a new tab.

Oatly ice cream, vegan sorbets and smoothies are at 16 Handles. You will need to double-check with your location that they offer a vegan base for them prior to ordering.

From our research, the Coco Loco flavor is used as the non-dairy base in smoothies; however, it appears that not every location carries it. Ask if you can use a different flavor as the base, if necessary.

And since there are not too many options, I’ll share them with you here but you can go to our Vegan Guide for 16 HandlesOpens in a new tab. to see all of their options 

  • BFF … made with strawberries & bananas. 
  • BRR Berry … made with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
  • Surf’s Up … made with strawberries and pineapple.
  • Topic Thunder … made with pineapple and mango.
  • Acai Elixir … made with strawberries, blueberries, acai berries and guarana. 
  • Oh Kale Yeah! … made with pineapple, banana, kale and spinach.

In Conclusion,

As you can see, there are a lot of great chain restaurants with plant-based / vegan smoothies in the United States. I think it is important to be aware of the added ingredients, which as I said at the beginning of this, I was surprised that sugar is added in a few of these chains when fruit is sweet enough. But enough harping on that… smoothies are a great treat or meal replacement. And if you’re not able to make your own, being able to order one at a chain that offers them is awesome!

To see all of our guides for chain restaurants in the United States, you can click here!


VeggL is the passion project of Jen & Ryan. Both vegan (Jen since 2012, Ryan since 2018), they wanted to help other vegans & plant based folks through an incredibly frustrating process--trying to figure out what you can eat & where in the US. Pictured w/ our pups, Mia & Chompers.

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