If you have ever had a smoothie, then you know how positive they can be for your body. Smoothies are very good at getting the precious vitamins and minerals from the food into your body. Sometimes, though, you want something that tastes good and is super fun to eat. The types of smoothies you can make are not limited to only fruits and veggies, and some smoothies can be both healthy and delicious. This article has been prepared to get you to try these three dessert smoothie ideas.
High Protein Cookies N Cream Milkshake
Just because you want to be healthy does not mean that you only need to eat bitter treats. You will be shocked at how amazing this smoothie can be. A similar drink from a fast-food restaurant would have more than three times the sugar. The only part of the shake that is less than healthy is the cookies, as it calls for a stuffed chocolate cookie. However, you can find a low-sugar or low-fat alternative. It should also be noted that you want to use a salt-free version of the cottage cheese. This recipe will make two servings that you can share with a friend.
- 450 grams of fat-free cottage cheese, salt free or low salt
- 2 cups of milk, preferably skim milk
- 6 pieces of stuffed chocolate cookies
- 2 tsp of sweetener
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
While this dessert smoothie seems like it would be perfect for more festive times of the year, it is ready to prove that it can hang with the other drinks all year round. This recipe offers a whopping 12 grams of protein and contains only 9 grams of sugar.
- ½ of a large banana, frozen
- 2 large ice cubes
- ½ cup of non-dairy milk of choice
- ½ scoop of chocolate flavored whey protein powder
- 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp of sea salt
- ⅛ tsp of pure peppermint extract
Toppings: homemade whipping cream and vegan chocolate chips/flakes
Freedom Toast Protein Smoothie
This smoothie will catch your attention, and not only because of its snappy name! This drink contains zero fats and only has 12 grams of sugar. Obviously, it has a french toast theme, but the freedom that you will feel from not having to worry about calories and fats make it a much more liberating drink.
- ¼ cup of low fat or fat-free cottage cheese
- ½ scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
- ¼ tsp of maple extract
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon
- ½ tsp of pumpkin spices
- 3 packets of sweetener
- ⅓ cup of water
- 4 pieces of ice cubes
Another refreshing and healthy drink you can have is GoodShape Skinny Latte from Orgaanics. Besides its delicious and refreshing taste, it can help you lose weight and make you healthy in the process.