Try a refreshing frozen drink that's packed with pick-me-up flavors and nutrients.
Maple-Peach Milk Shake
Blend maple syrup, peaches, low-fat frozen yogurt, and low-fat milk to make this flavorfull milkshake.
Cran-Berry Green-Tea SmoothieThe best smoothies combine great nutrition with even better flavor. Cranberries and green tea pack this drink full of healthy antioxidants, while berries and banana add essential vitamins and nutrients.
Energy SmoothieKick-start your day by pureeing silken tofu with orange juice, strawberries, banana, and a little honey for a super-healthy smoothie.
Cookies-and-Cream Milk ShakesBlend Oreos, ice cream, and milk for an indulgent summer milk shake.
Mocha FrappéIndulge in this frozen drink a few hours before bedtime—it gets its flavor from strong brewed coffee. Make a big batch of this homemade coffee treat and we guarantee that this will replace your drive-through drip addiction.
Mint-Chocolate Chip ShakeThe green-hued ice cream is a favorite at ice cream parlors across the nation. We jazzed up our Mint-Chocolate Chip Shake with a few drops of green coloring for a faint tint of color.
Fruit and Yogurt ShakePerfect for a midmorning snack, this shake packs the bright flavors of pomegranate cherry juice and crushed pineapple with filling plain yogurt. It can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days, so keep extra on hand to satisfy those sugar cravings.
Banana Cream Pie SmoothieFrozen bananas, graham cracker crumbs, and vanilla extract are a few of the ingredients that make this smoothie a rich dessert in a glass. Because it calls for low-fat yogurt and fat-free milk, one serving of this drink gives you about the same amount of calcium as a glass of milk.
Blackberry-Mango Breakfast ShakeSneak silken tofu into a sweet-tart breakfast smoothie to keep energy high from morning through the 3pm afternoon slow-down. This is a great way to get extra protein and fiber past pickier palates.
Vanilla Honey-Nut SmoothieStart with creamy frozen yogurt and add peanut butter, milk, and honey for a nutty sweet treat. Silken tofu and ground flaxseed help this smoothie stick with you throughout an afternoon of running errands.
Fresh Strawberry Milk ShakesThese creamy strawberry milkshakes keep it simple with just 4 ingredients: fresh strawberries, vanilla extract, ice cream, and milk.
Banana-Mango SmoothieMake this smoothie in minutes by freezing cubed mango the night before and blending with banana, milk, honey, and vanilla extract when you're ready to serve.
Banana-Berry SmoothieWhile the dishwasher runs after dinner, whip up a batch of this blended treat. Honey sweetens the banana-strawberry-yogurt mixture. Serve thick for a fun beat-the-heat dessert.
Yogurt-Fruit SmoothieBlend frozen fruit juice with fresh strawberries and a banana for a smoothie spiked with bright fruit flavor. This tasty drink is rich and creamy thanks to a hearty helping of vanilla low-fat yogurt.
Elvis Milk ShakesDrink a tribute to the King of Rock-and-Roll with this shake that combines two of his favorite flavors: bananas and peanut butter.
Mango SmoothieSpice up a Mexican-inspired evening with a smoothie infused with the warm molasses flavor of brown sugar. Serve the slushy cocktail over ice.
Banana-Berry SmoothieFrozen mixed berries and dry milk help keep cost and preparation to a minimum for this anytime smoothie. Blend with banana, yogurt, sugar, and orange juice for a citrus accent. Substitute other frozen fruits, like peaches, for fun variety.
Smoothie PopsKids are sure to love these smoothies-on-a-stick! Just blend, pour in paper cups with a popsicle stick, and freeze for creamy, icy goodness.
S'more ShakeIngredients from the favorite treat are morphed into a dreamy S'more Shake--no campfire required.
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax SmoothiesGet the day started right with a peanut butter, banana, and flax smoothie. Not only will it taste like a treat but you'll get a good dose of potassium, protein, and fiber to boot. If the smoothies seem too thick, just add another tablespoon or two of milk.
This slightly sweet, thick drink is a great snack or part of a breakfast: Just one serving offers about one-third of the day's vitamin C and vitamin A and about 10 percent potassium in a low-calorie package.
Berry-Banana SmoothieThis refreshing classic includes raspberries, strawberries, and ground flaxseed.
Hot-Pink SmoothiesSmoothies are the perfect bases for allowing kids to add their own personality and get creative. The yogurt gives it a dose of calcium. Be sure to use frozen fruit−it eliminates the need for ice.
Chocolate Malt ShakeThis light shake is satisfyingly thick. Decrease the amount of malted milk powder if you'd like less malt flavor.
Espresso Soy Milk ShakeThis satisfying shake is a speedy dessert. It's also a way to enjoy the health benefits of caffeine, which may help lower your risk of diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
Pumpkin Pie ShakeThis shake is a great festive dessert idea, but since it uses canned pumpkin, you can make it year-round.
Ginger, Berries, and Oats SmoothieGinger adds a touch of warmth to the fruit and honey in this smoothie. Store ginger tightly wrapped in the freezer; it will grate easily.
Creamy Mango, Avocado, and Lime SmoothieAvocado in smoothies is the latest trend. It lends a wonderful creaminess, but don't worry, you won't be able to taste it!
Peach Melba ShakeWhether you're craving an afternoon snack, or a smooth, creamy, and fruity dessert, this shake will hit the spot. Put the ice cream in the blender last to easily make a smooth shake.
Pom-Berry ShakeMixed berries and pomegranate-blueberry juice combine to create a "berry" tasty Pom-Berry Shake.
Mexican Cocoa SmoothieThe secret to the rich chocolate flavor in this smoothie: a scoop of dark chocolate sorbet and cocoa powder. A pinch of cinnamon gives it a Mexican twist.
Caribbean BushwackerServe the spirited Caribbean Bushwacker as a respite to a hot, summer day or as a dessert finale at dinner.
Date Milk ShakeDate milk shakes are a popular cool treat in sunny Southern California, where extremely large Medjool dates grow abundantly. Sprinkle each dessert shake with additional cinnamon, if desired.
Triple Melon SmoothieMelons are at their peak season June through September. Make this smoothie with ripe, in-season fruit for a great-tasting, refreshing drink when the weather's hot. Garnish with additional diced melon, if desired.
Peachy DreamPeachy Dream is just what the name indicates--a peach lover's dream! We combine fresh peaches, ice cream, and orange juice to create this peach-of-a-milkshake.
Blackberry ShakeRich in antioxidants, this brilliantly purple dairy-free shake makes for a healthful dessert. Oat milk is naturally sweet, but adding just a bit of honey really brings out the berries' flavor.
Berry-Mango-Almond ShakeServe as a special dessert, or divide this fruity shake into smaller portions for a cool and creamy afternoon treat.
Strawberry-Pomegranate SmoothiePomegranates and strawberries are both packed with vitamin C, maing this easy four-ingredient smoothie extra nutritious!
Caramel Espresso SmoothieThis smoothie appears deceivingly decadent, but it has a secret. It harnesses the power of soy milk and silken tofu to create a delightfully creamy, caffeinated beverage.
Mango Lassi SmoothieFresh mango is frozen so that it blends into a delightfully thick, sweet smoothie. Our Mango Lassi is based off a favorite Indian treat.
Creamy, Dreamy Tropical SmoothieWish you were on the beach right now? One sip of our smoothie and you'll be there before you can say "aloha." Coconut milk and Greek yogurt make this smoothie supercreamy, and pineapple gives it a sweeeeet tropical kick.
Butterscotch-Sea Salt ShakeSalty-sweet is the way we describe this decadent Butterscotch-Sea Salt Shake.
Key Lime-Coconut SmoothieA cross between Key lime pie and a coconut mojito, this smoothie makes a great breakfast drink or sweet afternoon treat. Sprinkle some shredded coconut on top, if you like.
Strawberry-Rhubarb-Banana SmoothieBlend low-fat yogurt, Strawberry-Rhubarb jam, frozen berries, and bananas to make this simple breakfast smoothie.
Go-Getter Green SmoothieBe sure to try this smoothie in the summer when honeydew melon is at its peak. Garnish glasses with wheels of additional peeled, sliced kiwi fruit, if desired.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate ShakeWe combine a favorite duo to create Peanut Butter-Chocolate Shake--and top it off with peanut butter cup candy.
Rich Pistachio ShakeSatisfy your salty-sweet craving: Maple syrup and sea salt give this nutty dessert shake nuanced flavor. Garnish with additional chopped pistachios, if desired.
Pineapple ShakeMake an adults-only cocktail in a festive, all-natural glass. The rum is optional; omit when serving to children.
S'mores ShakeA campfire dessert in a glass: Broiling marshmallows in the oven is a quick way to get the fire-toasted flavor you grew up with. Each shake is topped with a toasty marshmallow; if you like, sprinkle each shake with a few chocolate shavings. You can also crush another graham cracker sheet and use the crumbs to rim the glasses.
Chef Mai Pham of Star Ginger and Lemon Grass restaurants sure knows how to cool off (maybe it's the Sacramento heat). In the Test Kitchen, we've been drinking her lemonade slushy--amped up with chile, mint, and lime--by the blenderful.
Cucumber SmoothiesYogurt drinks are popular across the Middle East and South Asia. We like ours with puréed cucumber and herbs, plus a spritz of club soda.
Strawberry-Basil SmoothiesBasil gives these smoothies a jolt of garden-fresh flavor. Use whatever kind of milk is in your fridge. We call for almond milk, which is lower in fat and calories than cow's milk, but both contain essential nutrients.
Peppermint Patty FrappésThis easy holiday drink is akin to an off-the-charts milkshake. The peppermint candies add bold mint flavor as well as a kick of sweet chocolate.
Sweet Fig Smoothies
This recipe offers a great use for figs that are very ripe (or even overripe) and need to be used soon. The riper the fig, the sweeter and more delicious in this creamy breakfast drink.