When I'm looking to drop a few pounds, I love making smoothies. Many people associate smoothies with being boring and get tired of them really fast. The trick is to combine the right ingredients in order for them to not to taste like a "diet" food. Smoothies don't always have to be bland and they have the potential of tasting like dessert!

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One of my biggest dieting downfalls is my sweet tooth, but I refuse to ignore it. I do believe that when it comes to eating well, you do need to indulge in a piece of chocolate or cake if your heart desires. Let's be honest: Have you ever been in the same room as your favorite dessert and NOT taken a bite? I thought so.

However you can have your favorite sweets without gaining a pound! These delicious smoothies can satisfy your sweet tooth and you won't even have to break your diet. As sinfully delicious as they may be, this may be the key to losing weight and enjoying the treats you get to eat. Check them out below and make sure to try them out this weekend!

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Chocolate coconut smoothie 1

Chocolate coconut smoothie

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If you want to pretend that you're on a getaway to a topical island then this smoothie is perfect for you! The bite of coconut and chocolate combined is both delicious and satisfying for your sweet tooth indulgences.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cold water
1/2 can (BPA free) coconut milk
1/2 cup soaked raw cashews
4 cubes ice
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons coconut manna
1 scoop of proteindash of natural sweetener

Get the full recipe and directions at Spoonfulofhealth.com

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Pumpkin pie protein smoothie 2

Pumpkin pie protein smoothie

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This smoothie is ideal for the fall weather. The best part is it is packed with protein and tastes like you're eating pumpkin pie for dessert without the guilt!

INGREDIENTS
1 banana
1/2 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (essential)
1 TBS vanilla protein powder*
1.5- 2 handfuls of ice

Get the full recipe and instructions at Blogilates.com

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Chocolate peanut butter banana oatmeal smoothie 3

Chocolate peanut butter banana oatmeal smoothie

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You'll get your fiber, whole grains, and sweet tooth fix in this delicious blend. If you're craving Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, then this is your go-to smoothie. One sip of this and you'll forget those chocolates even existed!

Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas, peeled, cut into large chunks and frozen (click here for how to freeze fruit)
1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice*
3 Tablespoons creamy, natural peanut butter (or raw almond butter for a more neutral flavor)
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats (use oats labeled “gluten-free” for a gluten-free smoothie)
2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder or chocolate syrup
Sweetener:  add your preferred sweetener to taste, such as honey, dates or coconut palm sugar.  With unsweetened almond milk and natural cacao powder, 3 pitted dates seems to be perfect for us.
1/2 cup – 1 cup ice, depending on how icy you want it

Get the full recipe and directions at Pamelasalzman.com

Vanilla coconut chai smoothie 4

Vanilla coconut chai smoothie

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If you aren't much of a chocolate person, but love the taste of vanilla, then look no further than this delicious concoction. It will taste like zen paradise in your mouth with this unique blend.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup brewed coconut chai black tea
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • I scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Sunwarrior brown rice protein powder)
  • 1 Tablespoon old fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Get the recipe and directions at Eatingbirdfood.com

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Banana almond smoothie 5

Banana almond smoothie

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This smoothie is packed with omega-3's and plenty of vitamins that are derived from the almond butter, bananas, and flax seeds. The heavenly tasting mix is perfect as a post-workout replenisher or as a snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium to large frozen banana (break your bananas into one-inch chunks before freezing)
  • 1 heaping spoonful of almond butter
  • 2 spoonfuls flax seed
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, yogurt or regular milk
  • drizzle of honey, agave nectar or maple syrup
  • tiny drop of almond extract (or vanilla extract, but the almond extract makes the smoothie taste almost like candy!)

Get the full recipe and directions at Cookieandkate.com