5 Smoothies That Taste Like Girl Scout Cookies
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Do you wait all year to place your Girl Scout cookie order? You’re not alone. But I bet we're not the first to tell that you that the infamous treat so beloved by your taste buds isn't always so friendly to your waistline. What if you could capture all of that cookie flavor you crave in a nutrient-packed smoothie? Our friends at Green Blender did just that. Using our favorite Girl Scout cookies as inspiration, they created these delicious smoothie recipes — replacing the added sugars and preservatives with superfood ingredients. Whether you’re a Thin Mint lover or obsessed with Tagalongs, there’s a healthy smoothie recipe that will satisfy your craving while helping you shed pounds for spring!
Creamy peanut butter and avocado add a rich texture and flavor to this smoothie, making it taste decadent while packing in healthy fats and protein. Carob powder works as an antioxidant and has been shown to improve digestion and lower cholesterol. This is one dessert you can feel good about indulging in!
Recipe: Blend 1 banana, ¼ avocado, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp carob powder, 1 cup almond milk, and 1 cup ice. Note: If your smoothie is too thick, add an extra ½ cup of water to thin it out.
Thin Mint Smoothie
Refreshing and sweet, who doesn’t love the combo of chocolate and mint? In this recipe, antioxidant-rich cacao and spinach give you a nutrition boost, while mint improves digestion. Put them together you've got a decadent, mood-boosting green smoothie. Add in a banana for a healthy dose of potassium to keep you hydrated and energized and you’ve got a perfect breakfast on-the-go!
Recipe: Blend 1 ½ oz baby spinach, 1 banana, 1 chopped apple, 3-5 stemmed fresh mint sprigs, 1 tbsp cacao powder, 1 cup water, and 1 cup ice in a blender for 1-3 minutes. Add 1 tsp cacao nibs and blend an additional 10-30 seconds. This will leave some of the nibs intact, which gives the smoothie a slight crunch.
This lemonade-inspired smoothie will make you glow from the inside out. Carrots and apples are packed with skin-boosting vitamins A and C, while lemon and ginger soothe your digestive system. Adding pumpkin seeds ups the protein content while adding a dose of , which supports a healthy immune system and may lower risk of heart attack and diabetes.
Recipe: Blend 1 cup chopped carrots, 1 chopped apple, the juice of ½ lemon, ½ inch peeled ginger, 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds, 1 cup water, and 1 cup ice.
You won’t believe how much this green smoothie tastes like an oatmeal raisin cookie. Raisins and oats are loaded with soluble fiber that'll fill you up and aid in digestion, while oranges add immunity-boosting vitamin C. A handful of carrot tops add a green hue and heart-healthy chlorophyll and magnesium.
Recipe: Blend 1 oz carrot tops, 1 chopped pear, 1 peeled orange, ¼ cup gluten free oats, 1 tbsp raisins, ½ tsp cinnamon, 1 cup water, and 1 cup ice.
Caramel Delights (Samoas)
The Girl Scouts were on to something with this recipe. Along with heart-healthy antioxidants, cashews provide a rich, caramel-like flavor that when paired with sweet coconut creates a flavor reminiscent of the Girl Scout favorite. Pineapples, greens, and pears add a healthy dose of fiber, vitamins A, B, C, potassium, and pectin.
Recipe: Blend 1 ½ oz broccoleaf, 1 chopped pear, 4 oz pineapple, ¼ cup cashews, 1 tsp lucuma powder (or pitted dates), 1 tbsp shredded coconut, 1 cup water, and 1 cup ice.
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