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Guilt Free Fruit Roll Ups

Guilt Free Fruit Roll Ups

Looking back at elementary school, some of my happiest days were ones where my mom had hidden a cavity-inducing, red dye #5-filled fruit roll up in my lunch box. Of course, now that I look back it probably explains why I spent so much time in a dentist’s office growing up, too. For those of us that would love to relive that childhood nostalgia then here’s a guilt free homemade alternative. We decided to do a strawberry-mango flavor but feel free and choose any fruits you love (accept bananas, anything but bananas).

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 hours
Total Time: 5-7 hours

Ingredients

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2 mangos
1 package of strawberries
2 cups of water

Special Tools Needed

Blender
Parchment paper

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 200˚F.

2. Peel and cube your mangos.

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3. In a small sauce pan put all your mangos and one cup of water (or enough to partially cover the fruit).

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4. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the water begins to bubble.

5. Remove from heat and pour the mangos and water into a blender

6. While it cools; rinse and cut your strawberries into halves, removing the leaves as well.

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7. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with your strawberries

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8. Pour your strawberries and water into the blender

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9. Blend on high until the mixture is a very smooth consistency

TIP: for an extra smooth texture you can put the mixture through a sieve to remove all the seeds and large pieces of pulp

10. Take out a baking sheet and lay parchment paper over it, being sure to cover the whole sheet.

11. Pour a thin layer of your fruit mixture onto the paper, making sure it is even through out.

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12. You will probably have extra left over, feel free to either make a second batch or a smoothie, whatever you prefer.

13. Put the sheet in the oven and allow it to cook for 4-6 hours.

14. Test the fruit rolls by checking if they are tacky to the touch, it should not have a liquid consistency at all.

15. Once fully cooked remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly

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16. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter slice the fruit sheet into strips

15. Roll up the strips and serve

TIP: these can also be put in a Tupperware and eaten through out the week, they should last a good while since virtually all moisture has been removed from them.

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8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."


8 Guilt-Free Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

Ever wish you could just have dessert for breakfast? Well, now you can have your cake and drink it too with these guilt-free, healthy smoothies that taste like dessert—minus the calories.

They may drink like milkshakes, but these low-calorie dessert smoothies are packed with vitamins, protein, and other energy-boosting goodness to start your day off right. Plus, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pudding, there&aposs a dessert smoothie flavor to match every sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for quick, easy, healthy breakfast or snack ideas, or need to sneak some nutrition into your kids, dessert smoothies are a win for the whole family. Let&aposs check out the recipes!

How to Keep Dessert Smoothies from Becoming Calorie Bombs

Of course, the line between smoothies and milkshakes can be blurry. But there are some simple ways to make sure your dessert smoothie doesn&apost venture into straight-up dessert territory:

To satisfy your chocolate cravings without extra calories, add unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate syrup.

For a rich, creamy texture that&aposs packed with nutrients rather than empty calories, throw in some avocado, banana, and/or yogurt (to keep them healthy, make your dessert smoothies without ice cream—that&aposs just a milkshake).

To cut sugar, whip up your smoothie with naturally sweet fruit, dates, or—if you really need a sweetness boost𠅊 little maple syrup or agave.

Our Favorite Desserty Smoothie Recipes

Here are eight of our absolute favorite recipes for smoothies that taste like dessert:

This might taste like pumpkin pie thanks to the pumpkin puree (an excellent source of vitamin A) and warm spices, but it&aposs as healthy as it gets with banana and yogurt to make it extra creamy. "I love making this smoothie. Sometimes I add chia seeds for a bit of texture," says recipe author AddedSugarFreeME. "Add a splash of milk if the texture is too thick for your liking."

With carrot, mango, peach, soy milk and some bold spices, this is one of those rare flavorful vegan dessert smoothies that tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. "This is one of those "outside-the-box" smoothies, and I like the fact that it&aposs not loaded with additional sweeteners, the fruit takes care of that," raves lutzflcat.

If you&aposre looking for more vegan dessert smoothies, then don&apost miss this decadent tasting, healthy chocolate smoothie, made creamy with the help of avocado and banana. "A guilt-free way to satisfy those chocolate cravings (which, in my case, are constant)," says recipe author errghlack. "I know the ingredients may seem a little weird, but I swear this tastes just like chocolate pudding!"

This filling, paleo-friendly smoothie gets nutrition from apple, pineapple, cashew butter, and flax seed meal. "This smoothie is great when the calendar says it&aposs autumn but the outside temperature denies it. You can have your cool fall in a glass! I used apple pie spice instead of cinnamon," says Buckwheat Queen.

Featuring crushed shortbread cookies IN the smoothie, this definitely teeters on the edge of dessert. But it also has good-for-you yogurt, strawberries, and optional protein powder to give it a nutritious edge over actual dessert. "A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert," says trinityman. "You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."

Looking for more banana dessert smoothies? This top-reviewed recipe gets high marks for being quick and tasty. Want to make it even healthier? "You can make this one using healthy ingredients and it tastes just as good," suggests stick a fork in me, I&aposm done. "I use 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana, 2 TBS of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia to taste. You can also use some almond butter if you like. It turns out great this way and it is healthy at the same time since there is no sugar besides the natural sugar in the banana."

For a little sunshine in a glass, try this smoothie take on a nostalgic ice cream flavor. It&aposs one of those dessert smoothies shakes the whole family will enjoy. "This was absolutely delicious! Definitely my new smoothie go-to recipe," raves MrsDeHav. "This is also great with some fresh kale and ground flax for an added nutritional boost."

Is there anything that chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn&apost improve? It certainly makes this strawberry banana dessert smoothie even more delicious. "This is a quick and easy breakfast that even kids will love," says Maggie T. "With Greek yogurt, it&aposs got a decent amount of protein to keep you full until lunch. Most blenders work best with solid ingredients closest to the blade and liquids added last."