Dessert smoothies that are actually healthy for you? Sweet! (See what we just did right there?)
From treats to get your sugar fix to thought out recipes that pack lots of protein and nutrition without the calories for a weight loss diet, you’ll be sure to find a delightful smoothie treat to drink for breakfast or anytime of day.
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Recommended products & ingredients
- A best-selling blender on Amazon* that's pretty affordable
- Protein powder: an easy way to add extra protein to your smoothies
- Our preferred choice of milk*
Tips to make healthy dessert smoothies
No really, you can have dessert smoothies that are actually good for your body!
By substituting decadent ingredients with healthy versions that still give you the taste you’re looking for, you can have a dessert shake for breakfast without feeling guilty about it. Yum!
Healthier ingredient substitutions:
- Ice cream or frozen yogurt → Greek yogurt or banana
- Whole milk → skim milk, non-dairy alternatives like soymilk* or almond milk*
- Thicker smoothies → old-fashioned oats* or banana
- For extra protein → protein powder*, chia seeds*, flaxseed*
- Other nutrients → leafy green veggies
- For additional flavoring → raw honey*, stevia sweetener*, medjool dates*, cinnamon*
Dessert smoothie recipes
Add protein powder and walnuts for a protein shake that will charge you in the morning. (via Delicious Made Easy)
A paleo and Whole30 friendly smoothie that incorporates some spinach. (via Finished with Salt)
Another chocolate smoothie, this time with stevia to make it a keto-friendly chocolate dessert recipe. (via Detoxinista)
Peanut butter banana
A simple smoothie recipe for kids and adults that is packed with protein from good old fashioned oats. (via Chocolate Covered Katie)
A high vitamin-C drink that includes refreshing coconut water. (via Live Eat Learn)
Pineapples, coconut milk, and banana are all that are needed to make this yummy tropical treat that’s a perfect summer delight. (via Gather for Bread)
Combine Greek yogurt and skim or almond milk with a few other ingredients to get a skinny pumpkin bread in shake form. (via Instrupix)
Another great fall dessert smoothie that’s lighter than apple bread, with the nice added touch of honey. (via Fresh April Flours)
A vegan strawberry smoothie without banana that still tastes super delicious. (via Vegan Inspired)
Can you really say "no" to this chocolate hazelnut smoothie? Learn how to make your own Nutella without much sugar or calories so this can be a go-to breakfast. (via Hungry Healthy Happy)
Especially great during the holidays, this smoothie with maple syrup that has the sweet aromas of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. (via Celebrating Sweets)
You can’t go wrong with this super healthy dessert smoothie, with surprising ingredients like turmeric and apple cider vinegar. (via A Virtual Vegan)
Cookie dough smoothie bowl
This Cookie Monster-inspired smoothie bowl gets its blue hue from spirulina powder. More surprising, the cookie dough’s got chickpeas! (via Veggiekins)
As these healthy dessert smoothie recipes prove, desserts don't have to make you feel guilty. Try these delicious recipes and have your dessert for breakfast!
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