8 Yummy Christmas Holidays Smoothie
The holidays are known for sugary treats. From the office Christmas party to the family cookie exchange, everyone loves to bake and share their favorite creations.
And there’s nothing wrong with allowing yourself a little indulgence from time to time. I make vanilla candy, and my family enjoys it once a year.
However, things can get out of control during the holidays. The diets are discarded, the pants are tightened and that feeling of “blarg” reaches its highest point (along with the guilt).
Instead of slapping yourself for all the festive treats you’re surrendering (or forcing yourself to lose yourself), try some of these super-healthy and even slimming Christmas shake creations.
Apple pie is one of my favorite holiday desserts. I have some very fond memories of going to the apple orchard and picking apples to make an apple pie from scratch.
I would literally spend six hours making a cake, how I would take my time and I would do it with a lot of love. I still make apple pie, but I usually do it once a year.
Now I enjoy this healthy version, (and MUCH faster to do) a few times a year. See Recipe
I have many good memories of having drunk eggnog with my family during the holidays.
I am no longer a dairy drinker, and while there are numerous eggnog substitutions out there, I prefer this delicious version of a milkshake made with real foods!
While this recipe contains 160 calories per serving, it is made with whole-food ingredients that are good for you. See Recipe
Gingerbread is a delight for the holidays, but sometimes you want to enjoy it without all the processed sugars and simple carbohydrates.
While you can not make a nice house with this recipe, you can take it while making a gingerbread house. You will also be less tempted to eat it later!
This smoothie is naturally free of gluten, dairy, and eggs, so that almost anyone can enjoy it. See Recipe
This pillar of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners was the first cake pie recipe I created, and I think it successfully recreates the flavor profile of a homemade pumpkin pie.
Enjoy the decadence of a delicious pumpkin pie without all the work, and guilt, at any time of the year! See Recipe
Blueberries are an important part of the holiday dinner for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If you crave blueberries (which have incredible health benefits), try one of these cranberry shake recipes that will make you feel like a holiday! See Recipe
There are two types of people in this world: those who LOVE corn candy and those who despise it. I love. But what is not to love a much healthier smoothie version with no added sugar?
It really does not taste like corn candy (that’s impossible for a fruit smoothie), but it gets the look and I think everyone will love this mix. See Recipe
This is a delicious recreation of early spring: the mint “Shamrock Shake”. While I’ve never given myself to the fast-food version of this smoothie, I could not help but create a healthy, vegan version with whole-food ingredients.
I used fresh mint and frozen bananas to create this tasty and healthy smoothie. See Recipe
I started liking Key Lime Pie Smoothie when a friend had the tradition of eating lime pie after his New Year’s dinner last year.
Although I was never very fond of the lime pie, my friend’s family gave me the pleasure and I quickly set to work to make a healthy version of this treatment.
While we both still enjoy a portion occasionally when we go out to a restaurant, we have both really come to enjoy the smoothie. See Recipe