With the holidays around the corner, a tirade of unhealthy treats is headed your way. After all, a little indulgence never hurt anyone.
However, a little indulgence every few days leads to an unfavorable result by the new year. It doesn’t hurt to hedge the bets in your favour while still enjoying sweet treats the healthy way.
Enter these fabulous healthy smoothie recipes. I’ve broken it into two posts because there are so many of them.
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Most people think of berries, greens, and bananas when it comes to smoothies but you can add pretty much anything you like to a smoothie including:-
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I also go into more detail about choosing the right blender in What to Look for When Choosing a Blender for Your Smoothies.
11 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for the Holidays
Everybody loves eggnog during the holidays. This pumpkin and eggnog smoothie from Raia’s Recipes doesn’t disappoint.
You can skip the cream topping to save on calories if you prefer. View the full recipe HERE.
I love me some gingerbread. The spice has a nice bite without being over the top. This raspberry gingerbread smoothie delivers in multiple ways too.
If you don’t like raspberries, you can substitute with something else. View the full recipe on Food Meanderings HERE.
Packed with plant-based ingredients and sugar-free, this pumpkin spice smoothie is also full of antioxidants and supplies an energy boost.
Makes for a great breakfast or a post-workout smoothie. See the full recipe for the pumpkin spice smoothie on Tinsy Fit HERE.
Healthy, fast and delicious with low calories. View the full recipe on Ahead of Thyme HERE.
This smoothie is vegan-friendly and dairy free. It also contains unsweetened desiccated coconut. This will definitely fill you up and keep you going for most of the morning.
And there’s something in there for chocoholics too. View the full recipe on Honest Mum HERE.
Cranberries and pomegranates are so good for the health. Combined in this pomegranate cranberry smoothie, you get the best of both.
See the full recipe for the pomegranate cranberry smoothie on Pink Fortitude HERE.
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Another one featuring the classic holiday ingredient – gingerbread. A scoop of protein powder makes it a great post-workout meal.
See the full recipe for the gingerbread protein smoothie on Zesty Olive HERE.
Everyone is all about pumpkin spice but this green pumpkin smoothie features kale as the hero ingredient.
However, the other ingredients ensure the kale doesn’t overpower the smoothie. View the full recipe on Cadry’s Kitchen HERE.
This pumpkin pear smoothie is dairy free and perfectly balanced for any time of the day.
It also contains Good Belly Probiotic Shot, which supports the digestive and immune health.
See the full recipe for the pumpkin pear smoothie on Veggie Inspired HERE.
This gingerbread smoothie recipe contains unsulphured molasses, which is great for boosting iron levels. It also contains cinnamon and bananas.
See the full recipe for the gingerbread smoothie on The Pistachio Project HERE.
Healthy yet delicious with pumpkin, oatmeal, dates, bananas and chia seeds, this smoothie is sure to taste like a real pumpkin pie on a busy morning.
See the full recipe for the pumpkin oatmeal breakfast smoothie on Good Life Eats HERE.
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The next article will feature even more healthy smoothie recipes for the holiday. Stay tuned!