25 Healthy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Dessert
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25 Healthy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Dessert
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25 Healthy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Dessert

25 Healthy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Dessert
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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 Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie
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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?

Get the superfood-filled recipe here.

Apples à la Mode

Apples à la Mode
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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.

Here’s the creamy, dreamy recipe.

Blueberry Hazelnut Smoothie

Blueberry Hazelnut Smoothie
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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.

Here’s how.

Cake Batter Smoothie

Cake Batter Smoothie
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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.

Here’s the simple recipe. Don’t forget sprinkles!

Cereal Milk Smoothie

Cereal Milk Smoothie
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Have you ever heard of the ice cream parlor Momofuku Milk Bar? They make cereal milk ice cream. We have a healthier take on that genius idea in this simple smoothie. Indulge in all the sweetness with none of the wild amounts of added sugar that cereal can deliver.

Here’s the crunchy, sweet recipe.

Cherry Pie Smoothie

Cherry Pie Smoothie
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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!

Learn how to craft your own here.

Chocolate Almond Smoothie

Chocolate Almond Smoothie
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We bet this smoothie tastes like a big bowl of chocolate almonds — puréed. It’s got flavonoids, vitamin E, and tons of protein and yet somehow still tastes like a dessert. If that’s not your breakfast dream come true, we’re not sure what is.

Learn how to make it here.

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
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Here’s a fun little secret: If you add avocado to anything, it tastes ten times creamier. They work in brownies, truffles… Why not smoothies? This one is packed with protein and healthy fats, but you’d never know it. It tastes like a chocolate milkshake.

Here’s our delicious recipe.

Chocolate Banana Chia Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Chia Smoothie
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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.

Learn how to blend your own here.

Creamsicle Smoothie

Creamsicle Smoothie
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There’s something so nostalgic about a creamsicle in the summertime. Unlike the real thing, this smoothie is low sugar and insanely simple to make. Coconut milk, vanilla, and natural honey combine forces for a sweet flavor you won’t believe is so healthy.

Brighten your day with this recipe.

Kale and Chocolate Smoothie

Kale and Chocolate Smoothie
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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.

But you’ll have to try it for yourself to believe us — it still tastes just as great.

Mexican Chocolate Kale Smoothie

Mexican Chocolate Kale Smoothie
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The sweet sting of cinnamon masked with the creamy, rich feel of chocolate…. We’re drooling. Mexican chocolate is an underrated treat. Did you know that cinnamon can combat depression? So can chocolate.

This is the treat your dreary morning needed.

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie
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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.

Why did it take us this long to make this?

Mocha Smoothie

Mocha Smoothie
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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.

Oreo Smoothie

Oreo Smoothie
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How is this not considered a milkshake?! Oh, right — it’s healthy.

But it sure doesn’t taste like it. It comes complete with Oreo crumbs on top, the sweet taste of vanilla, and coconut milk for a pick-me-up that just might be more addicting than cocaine.

Get hooked on the recipe here.

Pecan Pie Smoothie

Pecan Pie Smoothie
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Pecans are one of the richest, most satisfying nuts. That’s why they’re used in so many desserts! So why not use them in a smoothie? This one is sweetened with dates, maple syrup, and protein powder — that’s right. No refined sugar.

Make one for yourself and taste the difference.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
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Is it Thanksgiving yet? We’re celebrating the holiday (and our love of fall food) year-round, Thanksgiving or not. The only difference between sipping on this and gorging on a crumbly dessert is the food coma you won’t have after. You’re welcome.

Try it out with this recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
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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!

Make your own PSL upgrade here.

Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake
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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.

Don’t believe us? See for yourself.

S’mores Smoothie

S’mores Smoothie
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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?)

Treat yourself to a cup with our recipe.

Strawberry Nice Cream With Quinoa Bircher

Strawberry Nice Cream With Quinoa Bircher
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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.

Try out some for yourself here.

Sugar Plum Smoothie

Sugar Plum Smoothie
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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.

Just trust us, and give it a try.

Tiramisu Smoothie

Tiramisu Smoothie
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Sometimes you just have to treat yourself to a fancy dessert. Or, you know, a fancy smoothie that might as well be. This recipe even has coffee, so it’s perfect for turning dreary mornings decadent.

Are you at an Italian restaurant? Or late driving to work? With this recipe, you might not be sure.

Tropical Paradise Smoothie

Tropical Paradise Smoothie
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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.

You can learn how to make it here.

Turkish Delight Smoothie

Turkish Delight Smoothie
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Here’s another underrated dessert — turned so healthy. This smoothie recipe channels baklava and sulfured sweets with the apricot, pistachios, and rosewater involved. Make one of these on a dull day — it’s a crazy dessert your taste buds never saw coming.