Christmas Smoothie Recipes — Festive Foodie Fun Brought To You By MyJuicer

Red Berry Smoothy

Perhaps “smoothie” isn’t the first thing to come to mind when you think about Christmas.

Christmas conjures up images of fresh snow outside (or rain, depending on where you’re based…), sitting by the fire and decorating the tree… Not to mention more edible traditions like turkey, christmas pudding, mulled wine, and eating so much over the festive period that you’re worried you’ll soon start replicating Santa with his more rotund belly.

We’re not saying that there’s anything wrong with those traditions — we love a chocolate yule log as much as the next person — but maybe it’s time to create some new traditions.

If you love making smoothies, you can often feel like it has no place at Christmas time, and that making smoothies has been banished until everyone’s decided they want to detox in January. (Everyone and their gran is a smoothie-maker in January.)

But what if there was a way to combine our two favourite things: smoothies and Christmas?!

We’ve come with some delicious — and nutritious — Christmas smoothie recipes that are perfect for the holiday season. Enjoy!

The Winter Warmer

Winter Warmer Smoothy
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This awesome winter warmer smoothie recipe is full of all of the flavours you’ll need to feel Christmassy, but with a nice portion of fruit involved to boost your vitamin levels.

If you’re feeling a bit sniffly, then this smoothie is the one for you. It’s got 3 different fruits in it, but you’ll hardly notice with its rich, creamy texture and warming flavours…

Ingredients:

1 large pear
1 apple
1 ripe banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp fresh ginger (or ground if you don’t have it)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp honey to taste

Instructions:

  1. Peel banana (you don’t have to do the same for the apple and pear)
  2. Dice up your fruit into chunks
  3. Add all ingredients to blender or smoothie machine
  4. Give a good whirr
  5. Drink, and feel comforted and healthy!

The Liquid Apple Pie

All of the tastiness, none of the unhealthy pastry… Of course, you could liquify that too, but we’re not sure how well it would go down with your family. Stodgy.

This liquid apple pie recipe is delicious and easy to make — just pop all of the ingredients in your smoothie maker and blend away!

Ingredients:

2 large apples
1 banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
2 tbsp oat
2 tbsp pecans (or walnuts)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Remove apple cores and dice
  2. Peel and chop banana
  3. Add all ingredients to blender or smoothie maker
  4. Blend until smooth
  5. Serve with sprinkled oats on top

The Drinkable Gingerbread House

Who doesn’t love making a gingerbread house over Christmas? It’s one of the great festive traditions, even if the whole family ends up arguing about the structural integrity of the house.

Cut the drama and create a drinkable version instead with our gingerbread house-inspired smoothie. Find the recipe here…

Ingredients:

1 large cup of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1 tsp ground ginger or freshly grated ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground clove
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp molasses

You can also add a handful of chia seeds or oats for an extra nutritional boost to this recipe!
And if you want to fit one of your five a day in here too, you can pop in either a banana or apple for some added goodness or to thicken it up.

Instructions:

  1. Pop all of your ingredients in a smoothie maker or blender
  2. Whizz until all mixed together and looking smooth
  3. Serve on ice and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg for an extra Christmassy hit
  4. Enjoy the mix of warm spices as they transport you back to your childhood!

Kale and Cranberry Superfood Smoothie

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Feeling a bit under the weather? Top up your antioxidant levels and beat the festive flu with this superfood smoothie.

It’s so vibrant in colour that you’ll feel healthier just looking at it.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of kale
1 cup cranberries
1 orange
1 banana
1 cup of water or unsweetened non-dairy milk to taste (coconut tastes nice in this one)

Instructions:

  1. Remove stems from kale and roughly tear up
  2. Peel and chop banana
  3. Peel and segment orange
  4. Add ingredients to blender or smoothie maker
  5. Blend until smooth
  6. Serve with dried cranberry garnish

Peppermint Mocha Smoothie

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This peppermint mocha smoothie is a great way to indulge this Christmas without actually being too unhealthy!

Unlike the peppermint mochas you get in coffee shops, this recipe isn’t loaded with excessive amounts of sugar, coffee and chocolate. We’ve created a mellowed-down version with minimal coffee, and replaced the chocolate with cacao nibs, which have loads of health benefits. Plus, we’ve even thrown in some green and healthy things for good measure!

Ingredients:

1 small bunch of mint
½ cup coffee
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp cacao nibs (if you have them)
1 banana
1 cup non-dairy milk (we recommend almond or oat)
1 tsp honey or sugar to taste

If you want to make this even healthier, you can even add a handful of spinach and boost your iron levels!

Instructions:

  1. Make coffee
  2. Wait for coffee to cool
  3. Remove stalks of mint and roughly tear
  4. Add all ingredients to smoothie maker or blender
  5. Blend until smooth and creamy
  6. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint to garnish

The beauty of all of these Christmas smoothie recipes is that you can have a play around with ingredients and quantities, and modify to suit you.

So get blending and see what Christmas magic you can come up with! Who knows, it may even end up replaced the mulled wine this year!

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