Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for many people. It’s a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate. If you’re hosting a Christmas party, why not make some festive smoothies to serve to your guests?
Smoothies are also a great way to get more festive flavours into your diet, and the perfect way to get all that calcium, protein, and other nutrients your body needs without having to load up on sugar.
But if you want to get fancy, here are a few suggestions:
Using classic holiday eggnog as a base, you can blend it with bananas for a thick texture and a touch of sweetness. Add some cinnamon and nutmeg to spice things up, and if you use almond milk, it’s a great lactose-free alternative. Top it off with a sprinkle of nutmeg, and you have a comforting, creamy, festive smoothie.
Christmas Morning Smoothie
This drink is a genius way to sneak in some healthy smoothie ingredients on a day of indulgence. Blend spinach, banana, frozen mixed berries, Greek yogurt, and a splash of apple juice together. It results in a refreshing, brightly colored drink that’s layered with diverse, satisfying flavors. It’s a perfect morning pick-me-up before the holiday’s festivities kick off.
Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothie
Combining these two seasonal fruits results in a lively, tangy smoothie perfect for Christmas. The cranberries and pomegranate seeds give it a vibrant red color and a delightful tartness that really wakes up your taste buds. Add in a banana for some natural sweetness and a richer texture. Plus, both fruits are high in antioxidants, making this drink as healthy as it is tasty.
Begin with a base of almond milk, add in some rolled oats, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, a banana, and, of course, gingerbread spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. The result? A smoothie that really captures the warm, comforting flavors of Christmas, but in a much healthier package.
Peppermint Mocha Smoothie
You might associate these flavors with your favorite holiday latte, but they can be just as delightful in a smoothie. You can create a refreshing and energizing drink by blending a frozen banana, some cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and strong coffee. It combines peppermint’s coolness with mocha’s depth and richness, making it a wonderful treat to enjoy around Christmas.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Blend canned pumpkin, banana, Greek yogurt, a touch of maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. The result is a filling, delightful smoothie that tastes just like your favorite holiday dessert but is brimming with nutrients.
Spiced Pear Smoothie
Pears, often unsung heroes of winter fruits, shine in this flavorful holiday smoothie. Combine ripe pears, banana, Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and a pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg. The tastes wonderfully mimic a spiced pear dessert, but in a lighter, liquid, and more nutritious form.
Apple Chai Smoothie
This smoothie incorporates the uniquely warm and inviting flavors of apple and chai. Blend together apples, bananas, chai tea, vanilla protein powder, and a splash of milk. With its rich, complex flavor profile, this comforting smoothie makes a perfect Christmas morning drink.
Santa’s Green Smoothie
A Christmas-inspired green smoothie that packs a nutritional punch. Start with spinach or kale as a base, add pineapple and banana for sweetness, ginger for a kick, and a splash of coconut water for added hydration. It’s a refreshing and energizing way to start Christmas day. Even Santa would approve!
Christmas smoothies a try can be a fantastic way to introduce some fun, festive flavors to your holiday season. Besides being refreshing and delicious, they offer a healthier alternative to some of the more indulgent treats we often enjoy during this time of year. Plus, since they’re so easy to make, they’re perfect for when you’re looking for a quick, satisfying snack amidst the holiday hustle and bustle.
So why not add a new tradition to your Christmas celebrations by blending some smoothies?