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Healthy Dessert Smoothies - An After Dinner Treat!

Updated on August 3, 2013

Frozen Raspberries and Fat Free Yoghurt

So healthy. Frozen Berries and Yoghurt.
So healthy. Frozen Berries and Yoghurt.

Healthy Dessert Smoothies

I love everything sweet. Not only did I invent breakfast dessert, I also claim co-credit for the invention of lunch dessert and I am a fully paid up member of the after dinner treat. It has got to the point that I invented a new dessert, the dessert dessert.

However, so many sweet treats led to an unhealthy muffin (mmmm muffins) top around my waistline, so with the arrival of my new blender, I have embarked on a crusade to continue with my dessert fixation, whilst making them both healthy and delicious.

Join me on my quest!

Great Smoothie Makers

Back to Basics SE3000 Smoothie Express Lifestyle 26-Ounce Smoothie Maker
Back to Basics SE3000 Smoothie Express Lifestyle 26-Ounce Smoothie Maker

The perfect smoothie maker for the person on the go. The right size for a serving of one and with a really convenient travel mug, so you can just pop the lid on it and run out the door. Also looks good in any kitchen thanks to its funky design and striking red colour. Perfect for a breakfast dessert!

 
Hamilton Beach 50242N WaveMaker 10-Speed Blender, Black
Hamilton Beach 50242N WaveMaker 10-Speed Blender, Black

The perfect blender to make several serves of my healthy, delicious dessert smoothies. 10 speeds and a powerful motor ensures that your smoothies will be as good as mine. And mine are delicious!

 
Ninja Master Prep (QB900B)
Ninja Master Prep (QB900B)

Everybody love the Ninja. It slices, it dices and best of all it makes a perfect smoothie. Everyone I know who owns a Ninja just raves about it. Who am I to disagree. (Apart from the inventor of the breakfast dessert.)

 

How Yummy is This?

5 stars from 2 ratings of Frozen Berries and Yoghurt Smoothie

Making a Healthy Dessert Smoothie

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 100gms Frozen Raspberries
  • 12 Ice Cubes
  • 1/3 Glass 100% Orange Juice
  • 3 Tablespoons 99% Fat Free Vanilla Yoghurt

So Easy to Make

  1. Put the frozen raspberries and orange juice in the blender and blend till you have a red, thick syrup.
  2. Add the ice cubes until you have a smooth icy mix.
  3. Put into a bowl, or your favourite dessert glass and drizzle over the yoghurt. Easy and delicious.

A Zero Fat Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 120
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 25 g8%
Sugar 17 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cocolicious Dessert Smoothie

Coffee Coconut After Dinner Treat
Coffee Coconut After Dinner Treat

Combining Dessert and Coffee

In a moment of genius I came up with the cococoffee after dinner treat. Easy to make and suprisingly healthy, it's an adult only treat after a great meal.


Ingredients

- 1 Shot of strong coffee

- 10 Small Ice Cubes

- 1/3 Glass of skim milk

- Small handful of roasted coconut chips

Blend all the above and pour in to your favourite wide mouth glass. Sprinkle on a few more coconut chips.

Thanks to the skim milk and roasted coconut, this is delicious and has a low calorie count.

If you want to make it even more 'adult' and not quite as low in calories, add a shot of Kahlua or Malibu white rum. Yum.

Making the Perfect Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie in progress.
Breakfast Smoothie in progress.

Handy tips for making Smoothies

With my new found smoothie expertise here are a few tips to help you make the perfect drink.

- Always add the ice cubes last and slowly. That way you wont overtax the blenders motor and it will ensure a smooth drink.

- If you use dried fruit you will find that it sinks to the bottom of the drink. Dried fruit is best used in drinks that have a thicker consistency. That way they will remain in the mixture rather than sinking to the bottom of the glass.

- Want to bring a little more texture to your smoothie, or just make it a little more filling to get you through a busy day? Then just add a handful of seeds. Flax seeds or hemp seeds provide an extra boost to any smoothie recipe.

- A scoop of vanilla ice cream makes any smoothie in to a decadent treat. Use low fat ice cream and it wont make the smoothie too naughty.

- Don't want to use ice cubes? Then why not pop your fruit in the freezer the night before. That way when you grab your banana out of the freezer it will be nice and cold and will make for a great ice free smoothie. You can also buy pre-frozen fruits such as berries etc.

- On the same ice free theme, instead of putting water in the ice cube tray, put the juice you will be using in the ice maker instead. That way you have no water, just pure fruity, juicy goodness.

- The secret ingredient in a lot of smoothies? Peanut butter. It brings texture, flavour and adds a bit of va vav voom! (As a certain French soccer player would say!)

- Are you using a fruit that is a little bitter or you have a sweet tooth? then add a dash of honey. It's delicious and a lot healthier that sugar as it is an unrefined natural sweetener.

- Experiment. Don't be afraid to try anything in your smoothies. What's the worst that can happen? Life is short, enjoy it one mouthful at a time ;-).

What's your favourite type of Smoothie?

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      Dani Forster 4 years ago from Melbourne

      Wow, these smoothies look fantastic...I can't wait to try them myself!

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