Angel food smoothie copycat recipe Smoothie King is a classic smoothie flavor + a secret ingredient to give it a flavor reminiscent of angel food cake. Make this smoothie at home for half the price.
I have been trying to save money by recreating some of my favorite fast foods. So far, I have made copycat recipes for Starbucks Blueberry Scones, Starbucks Cake Pops, and Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher.
Now I am on to my favorite smoothie, the Angel Food Smoothie by Smoothie King. This smoothie is perfect year-round, but especially on a hot summer day.
What I Love About This Recipe
- Super simple recipe
- Tastes great with fresh or fresh fruit
- All-natural sugars with no artificial flavors
Making at Home Savings
The current cost of a small Angel Food Smoothie King Smoothie is $5.39 before taxes (yikes!) You can make this copycat angel food smoothie for a fraction of the cost. Here is the breakdown.
- Banana $.27
- Frozen Strawberries $2.00 (Private Selection 16oz bag – $3.99)
- Non-Fat Milk Powder – $.15 (Target – $3.49)
- Raw Sugar $.11 (Sugar in the Raw 32oz bag – $3.67)
- Total – $2.53
- SAVINGS $2.86 per small smoothie!
This simple smoothie combines the fruity flavors of bananas and strawberries. Add a bit of non-fat dry milk powder to give it a rich milk flavor that only comes with a cake, and you have the angel food smoothie!
Natural Fruits – Use a combination of strawberries and bananas. You can use fresh fruits, frozen fruits, or any combination.
Turbinado Sugar – Also known as sugar in the raw, it is a natural sugar.
Non-fat Dry Milk Powder – This is milk in its most concentrated form. Many bakers use dry milk powder as a secret ingredient to amp up the milk flavor without adding too much liquid. It adds a boost of flavor to this smoothie. But if you do not have any, it’s ok. This angel food smoothie tastes great without it.
Ice Cubes and Water
Blend: Place all the ingredients into the blender. Blend on the smoothie setting (a high setting or ice crusher on some older blenders).
Pour: Pour into the glass of your choice. Garnish and serve.
Watch How to Make This Recipe
Additions and Alternatives
Nut Butters – Just about any nut butter is the perfect addition to an angel food smoothie. Popular nut butter additions include peanut butter, almond butter, and macadamia nut butter.
Simple Syrup – Instead of using Turbinado Sugar (raw sugar), you can use simple syrup. Add equal parts of white sugar and water to a small pot to make simple syrup. Heat over low to medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Allow to fully cool before adding to the smoothie.
Protein Powder – Feel free to your favorite protein powder to this smoothie. Depending on the powder, the smoothie will be less sweet, and less sweet might also be your personal preference. It makes this addition a win-win!
Pure Vanilla Extract – optional – While this particular ingredient is not in the Smoothie King version, I like to add it to my smoothies. I feel it adds the “cake” flavor.
To achieve the smoothest smoothie, you must have a strong blender to break down the ice. In other words, cheap blenders typically will not do the trick.
- Household Blender – Traditional household blenders are convenient and affordable. Blending time varies by the blender’s wattage. I recommend taking breaks so the motor does not burn out. Also, start at a lower speed and work up to a higher speed. This prevents the ingredients from going directly to the sides of the blender.
- High-Performance Blender – A Vitamix or a Ninja is an example of a high-performance blender. High-performance blenders can be expensive. However, if you make a lot of smoothies, they can be worth the investment.
- Food Processor – Food processors will leave the smoothie a bit chunky. If you are in a pinch, this can be a good solution. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
You could eat or drink a smoothie. The answer depends on how thick the smoothie is and how it is served. Smoothies are usually served as a drink. However, smoothie bowls are also trendy.
If you are interested in a smoothie and juicing diet, general nutrition advice is better given by your doctor.
I recommend making a smoothie bowl. Start by making a thick smoothie and pouring it into a bowl. Top with a variety of fresh fruits and granola. A smoothie bowl makes for the perfect breakfast!
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Angel Food Smoothie King – Copycat Recipe
- 1 Blender
- 1 banana
- 1 cup (144g) frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar in the raw (turbinado sugar)
- 2 tablespoons non-fat dry milk powder
- ½ cup (118g) ice
- ½ cup (118g) water
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Blend: Place all the ingredients into the blender. Blend on the smoothie setting (a high setting or ice crusher on some older blenders).1 banana, 1 cup (144g) frozen strawberries, 2 tablespoons sugar in the raw (turbinado sugar), 2 tablespoons non-fat dry milk powder, 1/2 cup (118g) ice, 1/2 cup (118g) water
- Pour: Pour into a glass or glasses and serve.