Green smoothies are an easy and delicious way to stay healthy and jumpstart your mornings. But, if you’re like me, you still get cravings to indulge in ice cream, creamy pudding, and chocolate cake.

Thanks to the girls at Simple Green Smoothies, we can still treat ourselves without feeling guilty. Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner have created 8 delicious green dessert smoothies all under 10 ingredients. From red velvet to coconut almond fudge, you can satisfy your stubborn sweet tooth. All of these recipes serve two people so make them with a friend or partner. Treat Yo Self.

Red Velvet

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cup strawberries
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup peeled and chopped raw or cooked beet
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
Photo by Holly Lipka
Photo by Holly Lipka

Step 1

Blend the spinach and coconut milk until smooth.

Step 2

Add the strawberries, dates, beet, cacao powder and vanilla (if using) and blend again. Pour into 2 glasses and top with whipped cream, if using.

Step 3

Cacao (unsweetened raw cacao) makes a great ingredient to add to any green smoothie when your chocolate cravings hit. Not only does it add chocolatey flavors, it contains 3 to 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. Cacao is high in phenols also, which means it helps prevent the clogging of arteries and keeps your heart beating strong.

Skinny Mint

  • Prep Time:1 minute
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:3 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • Cacao nibs, for garnish (optional)
Photo by Holly Lipka
Photo by Holly Lipka

Step 1

Blend the spinach, mint and almond milk until smooth.

Step 2

Add the bananas, avocado, dates, and cacao powder and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with cacao nibs, if using.

Step 3

Mint is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties. It soothes the stomach when the indigestion hits, its refreshing aroma is an effective remedy for nausea, and it can help in you lose weight! So skip the Girl Scout thin mint cookies and have the real chocolate-mint flavor with this smoothie.

Cinnamon Roll

  • Prep Time:1 minute
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:3 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Photo by Holly Lipka
Photo by Holly Lipka

Step 1

In a medium bowl, soak the dates in the coconut milk for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Blend the spinach and coconut milk mixture until smooth.

Step 3

Add the banana, almond butter, and cinnamon and blend again.

Step 4

I know we all have a special place in our heart for Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, but after one sip of this green smoothie you’ll feel as if you’re enjoying a cinnamon roll straight from the oven. Ground cinnamon has unique essential oils that can help stop the growth of bacteria. It also improves the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • Prep Time:1.5 minutes
  • Cook Time:2.5 minutes
  • Total Time:4 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, warmed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch Nutmeg
  • pinch Ground red pepper
  • pinch Salt
Photo by Holly Lipka
Photo by Holly Lipka

Step 1

Blend the spinach and warm almond milk until smooth.

Step 2

Add the banana, almond butter, cacao powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper, and salt and blend again.

Step 3

Everyone craves warm hot chocolate when it’s chilly outside, so why not make it a healthy one! After drinking this recipe you won’t even notice the leafy greens, which are packed with antioxidants and protein. Top it with some cinnamon and this drink will make your taste buds go loco.

Thanksgiving in a Cup

  • Prep Time:8 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sweet potato, baked (or microwaved) and chilled
  • 2 cup chopped mango
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Photo by Holly Lipka
Photo by Holly Lipka

Step 1

Blend the spinach and almond milk until smooth.

Step 2

Add the water, sweet potato, mango, cinnamon, and nutmeg and blend again.

Step 3

Not only do sweet potatoes taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. They are high in complex carbs and they help control our blood sugar. Make sure you also blend the sweet potato skin because it’s loaded with fiber

Toasted Coconut Almond Fudge

  • Prep Time:25 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:30 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded Coconut
  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 ripe pears, halved, cored, and peeled
  • 3 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoon almond butter
Photo by Holly Lipka
Photo by Holly Lipka

Step 1

Soak the dates in the coconut milk for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the coconut for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Step 3

Blend the spinach, dates, and coconut milk until smooth.

Step 4

Add the pears, cacao powder, and almond butter and blend again.

Step 5

Pour into 2 glasses. Sprinkle the coconut on top.

Step 6

Cacao powder and almond butter combined create a rich, chocolate flavor while keeping you healthy. Almond butter is rich in protein, needed for tissue regeneration and repair. So if you’re craving something sweet after a workout, drink this smoothie.

Peach Pie

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 cup sliced peaches
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Photo by Holly Lipka
Photo by Holly Lipka

Step 1

Blend the spinach and coconut milk until smooth.

Step 2

Add the peaches, cinnamon, and vanilla and blend again.

Step 3

Fiber-rich peaches and metabolism-boosting cinnamon create a perfect combo for this peachy smoothie. The coconut milk is also a great source of iron and manganese and makes this smoothie super creamy.

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cup spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canned or fresh pumpkin, chilled
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup pecans, soaked and rinsed
Photo by Holly Lipka
Photo by Holly Lipka

Step 1

In a medium bowl, soak the dates in the almond milk for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Blend the spinach and almond milk mixture until smooth.

Step 3

Add the water, pumpkin, bananas, and pecans and blend again.

Step 4

Forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes, this smoothie is as sweet as pie. Pumpkins give us many health benefits like keeping our eye sight sharp, boosting our immune system, and even protecting the skin from those unwanted wrinkles.