25 Smoothies That Are Better Than Ice Cream
Sweet and cold treats are a must for summer, but that doesn't mean you have to indulge in high-fat, high-sugar ice cream. Instead go for smoothies that have the same consistency and richness without relying on cream and sugar for flavor. Using fresh seasonal and frozen fruit for the blender along with inexpensive staple ingredients such as spices, yogurt, and milk keeps costs low.
Adding vanilla to blueberries heightens their natural sweetness and amps up the creaminess. This protein-packed smoothie tastes like a milkshake but delivers the nutrition of a full meal thanks to the oats and seeds -- among the cheapest health foods on the market.
Recipe: Your Choice Nutrition
Mango is naturally creamy when blended, and the nuttiness and subtle sweetness of tahini pairs well with it for something out of the ordinary. Since ripe mango is already so sweet and tahini contains plenty of protein and healthy fats, there's no need for other additives.
Recipe: Farm to Table
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