There’s nothing worse than a green smoothie that tastes like grass. Sure, every sip is healthy. But at what cost?!
You won’t find any of that here. On this list, you’ll stumble upon cinnamon-y, sweet, creamy confections that will have you wondering if it’s possible to be too excited to eat breakfast. And when you have a pie-flavored or cheesecake-like blend ahead of you, who wouldn’t be eager for their morning meal?
Seriously. Your coworkers, classmates, or passersby won’t know it, but inside your opaque smoothie to-go cup, you’ll be harboring sip after sip of pure heaven.
We don’t want you to ever suffer through a bad smoothie again. But smoothie expertise takes time, money, and a lot of disappointing mornings of rejects. We’ve done all of the smoothie tasting work for you and compiled an epic list of to-die-for dessert smoothies — that also happen to be super healthy.
Apple pie just might be the greatest thing about the fall season. Either that, or a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Don’t worry: We have smoothies for both. This recipe uses oats, apples, and nut milk, so you know it’s good for you. Because it’s sweetened with honey and vanilla protein powder, there’s not a sugar involved that isn’t natural. Did we mention it’s got turmeric?
If you go as crazy while apple picking as we do, you probably have leftover apples — even after that first smoothie. But there’s no need to make the same smoothie twice. So here’s another apple-infused treat you’ll fall for this fall. The “à la mode” part comes from vanilla yogurt — a creamy addition that makes this smoothie as protein-packed as it is delicious.
The secret to super creamy, rich smoothies: healthy fats. And this smoothie is absolutely jam-packed with them. Avocado and hazelnuts combine with creamy hazelnut butter in this thick, indulgent milkshake — er, I mean smoothie. The result banishes the Monday blues with a gorgeous blue hue and a taste you can’t forget. We want to make one of these every morning.
Somehow, this smoothie tastes buttery. And sugary. And damn delicious. Birthday cake is a favorite ice cream flavor nationwide; but you don’t have to indulge in a pint to get your fix. Simply flavor it up with almond butter and butter extract for a delicious treat you’ll be slurping with a smile.
This recipe is basically pie. Like, it even comes with a crust. But the crust, unlike the crust of actual pie, is made of all healthy ingredients such as coconut butter and almond flour. Top it with some granola, too — in every bite, you’ll get a little creaminess and a little crunch!
Okay, have you tried chocolate and banana together?! They were two flavors that were meant to be. Instead of going ham on a pint of Chunky Monkey, dig your spoon into a bowl of this smoothie instead. The chia seeds have more omega-3s than a fillet of salmon and spinach makes this smoothie packed with iron and fiber, too.
Those are two things we never thought could go together. But we promise — unlike other kale smoothies, this one’s greens are completely undetectable. These incognito stems add so much fiber to your system you’ll definitely feel satisfied until lunch. The use of cacao instead of chocolate keeps it healthier than your average syrupy smoothie.
You’ll still need to brush your teeth, but nothing feels more refreshing in the morning than the cool taste of peppermint. We also recommend you swap your peppermint mocha for one of these in the wintertime—we know it’s colder, but it’s just so much healthier. And creamier. And it has so much more protein.
Did you know that some people replace breakfast with a steaming cup of nutrition-less coffee?! We think this is madness, especially when there are so many delicious and energy-boosting foods out there.
Now, you can just skip your morning cup of coffee altogether and swap it for a breakfast you’ll never skip again.
Unlike a pumpkin spice latte, this treat uses real pumpkin. Pumpkin is actually a really healthy ingredient to use in smoothies of any and all kinds. The orange color comes from carotenoids, one of the nutrients that helps preserve your vision. Plus, it packs tons of fiber and healthy complex carbs. Don’t forget the cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice for that authentic PSL flavor!
Speaking of upgrades… Shamrock Shakes seriously needed one. They’re usually void of pretty much any nutritional value — except, you know, tons of sugar. Eighty-two staggering grams, to be exact. This version, however, gets rid of all of that. It has spinach, cacao, almond milk, and protein powder—yet somehow still tastes amazing.
Okay, healthy s’mores? We know you’re getting skeptical — but don’t be. The key is to use chocolate protein powder. It bumps up the chocolate flavor and the nutrition, all at once. (We also added a little marshmallow fluff. Shhh — everything in moderation, right?)
This recipe tastes as good as it looks. And it looks like it belongs in a magazine, so we’re impressed. This recipe is so delightful it’s not even called a smoothie (even though it is one). “Nice cream” is the dessert of your dreams, because it’s got all the sweet creaminess of ice cream with none of the actual indulgence.
What’s a sugar plum, you ask? Candy. It’s literally candy. And this smoothie tastes just like one. It’s made with plums, dates, pecans, and a few superfoods — everything in it’s crazy good for you.
You’d never think there was kale in this. It tastes more like a creamier version of a piña colada. Just one sip and you’ll be transported to paradise. The coconut water used is more hydrating than water, believe it or not — making this the perfect summer snack.