Want to indulge a little while still meeting your nutrition goals? Try one of these dairy free and gluten free dessert smoothies! I’ve gathered up some amazing dessert-inspired smoothie and shake recipes that will satisfy your cravings in a healthier way.
Sometimes when the craving for dessert strikes, you want something a little faster or a little bit healthier. Apple pie, peanut butter cups, birthday cake, you name it, we all get those incredible dessert cravings from time to time!
Whether you’re wanting a sweet treat but pressed for time, or you want to fill your dessert cravings without so as much sugar, we have a roundup of delicious dessert-inspired smoothies for you!
Made with things like fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, these smoothies are packed with nutrients and flavor. Every recipe here is gluten free and dairy free, or easily adapted to be both by making simple swaps.
And there are plenty of paleo and vegan options in here, too! There’s something for everyone, whether you’re craving fruit, chocolate, pumpkin, or coffee.
These smoothies are a bit healthier than their namesake desserts, but many of them are more indulgent than our healthy smoothie recipes. They are perfect if you’re looking for a change of pace from regular fruit smoothies. Many of these have added protein as well!
Dairy free dessert smoothie recipes
Here is our list of amazing smoothie recipes (and some shake recipes) that lean more towards dessert!
Some of them are healthier, while others are closer to the actual desserts. But each recipe listed here is gluten free and dairy free (or can easily be adapted to be gluten free and dairy free).
Dessert-inspired smoothie and shake recipes from The Fit Cookie
Here are some more indulgent smoothies from yours truly! My favorite is the PB&J smoothie, which we make with Sunbutter to be peanut free.
Want to enjoy a classic PB&J without the bread and sugar sweetened jams? This natural Dairy Free PB&J Smoothie from the Eat Dairy Free cookbook is gluten free, vegan, can be made nut-free, and is only sweetened with fruit. It’s perfect for breakfast or an after school treat, my kids loved this one!
You can have “cookies” for breakfast with this Snickerdoodle Cookie Smoothie! It’s gluten free, vegan, and high in protein so you can start your day with a delicious protein boost! My recipe is also featured at Silk.com
Ready for the ultimate healthy breakfast or protein snack? This Chunky Monkey Smoothie is SO GOOD! Made with a few simple ingredients and blended together in 5 minutes or less, this wholesome smoothie tastes indulgent and like chocolatey banana deliciousness.
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl tastes like a smoothie version of pumpkin pie filling! It’s loaded with veggies for a filling, nutrient-dense breakfast that’s bursting with fall spices. It’s gluten-free, paleo, vegan and Whole30.
Strawberries, peaches, apple juice, ice, and a little forethought is all it takes to make these deliciously easy, sweet, and extra refreshing layered smoothies. For best results, roast the strawberries ahead of time, giving it plenty of time to cool completely.
Smoothies are my go-to after school snack. Made without ice cream, protein powder, or refined sugar, this all-natural, vegan peanut butter banana smoothie is a favorite in my family. It’s a great smoothie for kids and picky eaters looking for easy and delicious whole food nutrition.
This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl is smooth, creamy, and delicious – the flavors will bring you right back to your favorite childhood sandwich. This gluten-free and vegan breakfast bowl has a secret vegetable ingredient packed in too – shhh!
This sweet potato smoothie recipe is packed full of so much nutrition! We’ve got everything you need for a nourishing, healthy smoothie – protein, complex carbohydrates, a boost of healthy fats, and loads of veggies! This feel-good smoothie tastes like a sweet potato pie treat you’ll want to repeat over and over again. It is dairy-free and super creamy. Enjoy!
This Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Copycat Recipe is a refreshing tropical smoothie with strawberry, pineapple, coconut, and white chocolate. Our version includes a scoop of your favorite protein powder to up the flavor and satisfaction even further. Opt for dairy free protein powder and white chocolate chip option to make these dairy free.
This delicious and healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie requires no milk, yogurt or banana! With just a handful of simple whole-food ingredients, it whips up in a cinch and will tantalize your tastebuds with a creamy, dairy-free blend of strawberry and vanilla.
Chocolate, raw almond butter, almond milk, and a hidden veggie create a smoothie so delicious and satisfying you'll be craving it for dessert...but it's healthy enough for breakfast! This Almond Butter Cup Smoothie is totally vegan, raw, soy-free, and refined sugar-free yet it has all the flavor of your favorite treat!
Cherry Garcia Smoothie (Power Packed Chocolate Cherry Smoothie) extremely delicious smoothie made using cherry (frozen or fresh), chocolate, protein powder and milk. Tastes like dessert and packed with antioxidants.
This delicious smoothie bowl will remind you of sweet blueberry pie! Made with frozen blueberries, blackberry juice, and rolled oats, this breakfast is healthy, tasty, and completely plant-based! Choose gluten free oats for a gluten free smoothie.
This thick and creamy Strawberry Milkshake Recipe is full of protein and makes for the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert on Valentine’s Day! It’s vegan, gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and made with just 5 simple ingredients!
Blueberry Coconut Shake is a dairy-free milkshake made with coconut milk ice cream & frozen blueberries. Simple frozen dessert makes eating healthy easy! This shake is seriously one of the best- you would never know it’s dairy free! So good!
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist