Holiday Smoothie Recipes

The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year that is filled with so many different tastes and aromas.    If you spend any time baking then your home is filled with all the seasonal flavors of chocolate, pecan, apple, pumpkin, eggnog and cranberry. 

And while I adore all the different foods, sometimes I just want something light, something that slips down easily and doesn’t weigh me down.  And so I turn to holiday smoothies.  Did you know that most of your favorite flavour combinations can easily be replicated in a smoothie?

You simply start with your basic ingredient, be it apple, cranberry or pumpkin and then build from there.  You will need a liquid base and you can choose from one of the nut milks, coconut milk or freshly squeezed fruit juice, such as orange.

Then you will need a thickener, and two of my favorites are banana or yogurt. 

But to get that real holiday taste, you need those spices, such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and flavorings such as chocolate, peppermint and eggnog.

Try serving one of these holiday smoothies as a healthy alternative for breakfast, as a quick between-meal snack or a surprise dessert.  Trust me, they will go down a treat.

Holiday Peppermint Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
5 mint leaves, torn
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
A few drops peppermint extract

How to Make

Add the almond milk, yogurt, almond butter, mint leaves, ground cinnamon and a few drops of peppermint extract to your blender then blitz on high until all the ingredients are smooth.  Then do a taste test for the peppermint.  Add more peppermint extract if required.

Makes 2 glasses.


Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup frozen cranberries
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla bean paste

How to Make

Place the cranberries, coconut milk, yogurt and vanilla bean paste into your blender.  Blend together until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and your smoothie becomes thick and creamy.

Pour into 2 glasses.


Gingerbread Smoothie

1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 frozen banana
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon molasses 

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