Girl Scout cookies are one of the favorite treats in the US. Both men and women love them because we can all agree that they taste fantastic. Unfortunately, these cookies have one disadvantage that can be noticed on our waistline. Luckily, we have found a way to enjoy this specific cookie flavor without worrying about your line.
This time, the taste comes in the form of a healthy smoothie. The best part is that there is more than one good recipe that will help you get that unforgettable cookie taste. Of course, these smoothies are free of preservatives and sugars and packed with highly nutritious ingredients.
1. Tagalongs Smoothie
Avocado and peanut butter are here to improve the flavor and texture of this smoothie. The taste is incredible and the best part is that tagalongs smoothie comes with a large amount of protein and healthy fats. In addition, carob powder provides antioxidant effects and studies have confirmed that it can also boost digestion and reduce cholesterol levels.
Tagalongs smoothie is a smoothie that won’t leave you with a feeling of guilt once you are finished.
Tagalongs Smoothie Recipe: Mix ¼ avocado, one banana, one tablespoon of carob powder, two tablespoons of peanut butter, one cup of ice and one cup of almond milk. In case the smoothie is very thick, use additional half a cup of water.
2. Thin Mint Smoothie
Delicious, re energizing and refreshing – these are some of the words that describe this powerful mixture of mint and chocolate. Mint is known for its ability to boost digestion while cacao and spinach are packed with antioxidants.
When you mix these ingredients together, you will get a smoothie that will improve your mood and enhance your health. In addition, use a banana to get some potassium and to remain energized and hydrated during the day.
Thin Mint Smoothie Recipe: Mix one banana, 1 ½ ounces of baby spinach, five stemmed mint sprigs, one chopped apple, one cup of water, one tablespoon of cacao powder and once cup of ice in a blender. Blend them for about three minutes. After that, add one teaspoon of cacao nibs and blend for 30 seconds.
3. Ginger Lemonades
Now here’s a recipe for a smoothie based on traditional lemonade. This smoothie is good for the skin and for the internal organs too. Apple and carrots are loaded with vitamin C and A which are great for the skin health. Ginger and lemon support the work of the digestive system.
By adding some pumpkin seeds, you will increase the protein levels and magnesium levels which ultimately mean lower chances of developing diabetes and heart attack and strong immune system.
Ginger Lemonades Recipe: Mix one chopped apple, one cup of chopped carrots, 12 inch of ginger (peeled), lemon juice from ½ lemon, one cup of ice, one cup of water and one tablespoon of pumpkin seeds.
4. Rah-Rah Raisin
You will definitely be surprised by the taste and health benefits that this green smoothie has. Oats and raising used in it are a great source of fiber that will support the digestion and make you feel sated for a long time.
Oranges are packed with vitamin C which is excellent for the immune system. Carrots are rich in magnesium and chlorophyll.
Rah-Rah Raisin Recipe: Mix one chopper pear, one ounce of carrot tops, one orange (peeled), one tablespoon of raisins, ¼ cup of oats (gluten-free), one cup of ice, once up of water and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
5. Caramel Delights
This is a well known Girls Scouts recipe. It provides a high amount of antioxidants to fight free radicals thanks to the presence of cashews. They also have specific taste similar to caramel. Greens, pears and pineapples are here to boost the levels of vitamin C, B and A, fiber, pectin and potassium.
Caramel Delights Recipe: One chopped pear, 1 ½ oz of broccoli leaves, ¼ cup of cashews, 4 ounces of pineapple, one tablespoon of shredded coconut, one cup of ice, one cup of water and one teaspoon of lucuma powder.