Let’s talk about smoothies. They’re a fantastic way to pack a bunch of produce into a single meal, but throw in a handful of mango, a cup of strawberries, and a banana and you’ve also packed your smoothie with a lot of sugar. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing! Fruit is still super healthy. But if you’re doing a serious sugar detox, you may need to cut fruit out of your diet temporarily.
That doesn’t mean you have to skip those morning smoothies, though. These 5 sippables range from sweet to savory and they all have one thing in common: they’re no-fruit smoothies (with a tiny exception: two smoothies do have lemon). Want to give them a try? Read on for the details and links to the recipes.
Not all fruitless smoothies have to be green! This one is made with sweet potato and cauliflower, and it’s packed with protein, fiber and nutrients.
Purple Sweet Potato Smoothie from Eating by Elaine
Okay, so there’s maple syrup in this recipe, but roasted butternut squash is sweet enough that you can totally skip it if you want. With cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, this is reminiscent of pumpkin pie.
Cinnamon Spice Butternut Squash Parfait from Green Smoothie Gourmet
For when you’re serious serious about cutting sugar, there’s this smoothie from Diet Taste. Similar to a chilled soup, it’s got a bit of a kick thanks to the addition of a jalapeño pepper.
Drinkable Salad Savory Green Smoothie from Diet Taste
If you like your smoothies sweet—and caffeinated—this cinnamon-spiced shake is destined to become your new fave.
Sweet Potato Energy Shake from Ready to Yumble
This non-dairy milk and almond butter based smoothie tastes like dessert but there’s no added sugar to make you feel guilty. You can even skip the maple syrup if want!
Healthy Cookie Dough Milkshake from Liz Moody