4 Dessert Smoothies to Try this Summer

They’re not just for hardcore diets anymore. Smoothies have become a part of millions of people’s daily lives. Their all-natural ingredients taste better than the thickest milkshake. But you can’t just have the same flavor every time.

Here are four new flavors to blend and try this summer when the sweet tooth hits:

Toasted Coconut

Ingredients

¼ cup sweetened flaked coconut plus a little more for garnish, if desired

1 cup lite coconut milk

1 large banana, frozen (it’s easier when you slice the banana before freezing)

2 tbsp ground flaxseed

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Toast the coconut — Heat oven to 325 degrees and spread coconut on a cookie sheet

Place in oven for five to six minutes — stir every minute

Watch closely! Coconut can turn from perfectly toasty to burned in a matter of moments

 

Apple Crumble

Ingredients

1 cup stewed apples

¼ tsp cinnamon

1 cup vanilla ice cream

3 tbsp whipped cream

1 oatmeal cookie, crumbled

 

Peanut Butter Cup

Ingredients

1 frozen banana

2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter

½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

¼ cup plain greek yogurt

handful of ice cubes

 

Mint Chocolate Chip

Ingredients

Handful of spinach, watercress, or mix

150 ml almond milk

½ avocado

1 small banana

10 cm piece cucumber

2 tsp raw cacao powder or chocolate spread or 2 squares chocolate

2 tbsp Greek yogurt, preferably 5% full fat

8 to 10 mint leaves, chopped

Squeeze of lime juice (optional)

½ tsp vanilla extract or ½ tsp vanilla paste or 2.5 cm of vanilla pod