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20 Bikini-Friendly Sweet Smoothies

Jun 2 2014 - 2:41pm

While we certainly love the occasional ice cream cone or froyo, lightening things up and blending your own healthy treat at home revamps the nostalgic tradition — it is bathing suit season after all! In honor of the warmer weather and dessert lovers everywhere, here are some tasty sweet smoothie recipes for you to enjoy.

Photos: Lizzie Fuhr, Jenny Sugar, and Oh She Glows [1]

Vegan Chocolate Shake

Brendan Brazier's classic vegan chocolate shake [2] would make an amazing post-workout snack. If you like things a little thicker in the smoothie department, be sure to toss in a little extra avocado.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Mint chocolate chip ice cream may have been your order in the past, but this dairy-free and fresh mint chocolate chip smoothie [3] will have you singing a new healthy tune.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Pretty Protein Milkshake

Think that a protein milkshake [4] is too good to be true? Guess again! Using cottage cheese or Greek yogurt as your base will help you keep the consistency frothy — just the way you like.

Source: Dashing Dish [5]

Creamsicle-Inspired Smoothie

Missing the old-school ice cream trucks [6] in your neighborhood? Bring a Summer classic to your table at home in this healthy orange creamsicle smoothie [7] recipe.

Source: For the Love of Fiber [8]

Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Chocolate soy milk, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt set the foundation for this chocolate strawberry banana smoothie [9]. Throwing in the banana and strawberries brings a tropical Summer vibe to the table.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Key Lime Pie With Protein

Key lime pie is a Summer classic. Bringing these flavors into a key lime pie protein smoothie [10] is a sweet and delicious way to kick off a day.

Source: Peanut Butter Fingers [11]

Cookie Dough Blizzard

I can't get over how delicious this chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard [12] looks. Create the healthy "cookie dough" balls in advance to make this amazing Summer treat.

Source: Oh She Glows [13]

Banana Muffin Smoothie

Banana bread and banana nut muffins are delicious treats good any time of the year. The flavors are reinvented into this tasty-looking banana muffin smoothie [14] from Healthful Pursuit.

Source: Healthful Pursuit [15]

Fig and Honey Smoothie

If figs are available near you, then start the morning with this fig, honey, and yogurt smoothie [16]. It blends dessert-like flavors into a creamy, quick meal that satisfies taste buds.

Photo: Leta Shy

Tropical Piña Colada Smoothie

Leave prepackaged oh-so-sweet mixes for the amateurs, and blend up a fresh colada-inspired smoothie [17] that cuts out 102 calories from the traditional recipe, nearly half the sugar content, all while maintaining the sweet tropical flavors you crave.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Chocolate Spinach Smoothie

Chocolate and spinach may not seem compatible, but they're a match made in smoothie heaven. With high levels of vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron, it's time to try this green-powered sweet smoothie [18].

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Chocolate Coconut Water Smoothie

This refreshing three-ingredient coconut water smoothie [19] creation plays up the chocolate flavor of the Zico, but it's thickened up by a frozen banana and raw hemp seeds. This hydrating smoothie will help you beat the Summer heat.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie

This creamy chocolate smoothie [20] eases sugary cravings and PMS symptoms with a number of healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, cashews, and avocado.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Trick your taste buds with this sweet yet detoxifying strawberry lemonade smoothie [21]. Lemon helps the body cleanse, while strawberries provide a big boost of vitamin C.

Photo: Leta Shy

Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

One large cinnamon roll from the mall weighs in at 800 calories [22]. If you're craving those flavors, then blend up this fiber- and fruit-filled frothy cinnamon bun smoothie [23] that's less than a quarter of the calories instead.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Katy Perry's PB&J Smoothie

If you're a fan of peanut butter and jelly sammies, you'll love this smoothie [24] from Harley Pasternak. Even superstar Katy Perry [25] is a fan of this tasty blend!

Photo: Michele Foley

Banana Bread Smoothie

Clocking in at over 34 grams of protein per serving, this tasty beverage [26] will regulate your appetite, keeping you full and satisfied all morning long. Chopped walnuts are tossed into the mix for their nutty flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits, while the addition of metabolism-boosting cinnamon ties the smoothie together for dessert-inspired perfection.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Vegan Vanilla Milkshake

This vanilla "milkshake" smoothie [27] requires just four ingredients and offers more than 17 grams of protein — no powders required!

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Sweet Postrun Smoothie

After a long run, refueling your muscles and replenishing lost nutrients is essential. Instead of grabbing a sports drink, sip on this satisfying fruit-filled chocolate banana berry smoothie [28] where chocolate milk, banana, Greek yogurt, and a bunch of Summer berries come together for a tasty treat.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

Craving a slice of moist and luscious carot cake? Opt for this carrot-cake-inspired smoothie [29] instead; it's under 300 calories, offers 19 grams of protein, and has almost 10 grams of fiber.

Photo: Jenny Sugar


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