In my house, the blender isn’t just for making summertime margaritas. It’s a kitchen tool I use almost daily year-round to make a nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie or a lighter milkless “milkshake” for dessert.
To keep with the spirit of the season, I decided to hunt down recipes for breakfast and dessert smoothies that capture my favorite holiday flavors: gingerbread, eggnog, candy canes and more. Check them out below, and indulge with me, will you? Happy blending, Be Wellers.
via Green Philly Blog
The flavors of your favorite candy houses get whipped into smoothie form. This recipe uses almond butter and almond milk for extra nuttiness. I might add a handful of spinach or kale for an extra nutritional punch.
via Chocolate-Covered Katie
The secret ingredient here? Tofu. At just 86 calories a serving, I’m game to try it.
Holiday Peppermint Smoothie
via Best Health
This smoothie seems more milkshake substitute than breakfast staple, so I might use it to curb my dessert cravings instead.
Pumpkin Chai Smoothie
via Tasty Yummies
You had me at pumpkin—and again at chai.
Dark Chocolate Smoothie
via Snack Girl
This should satisfy your hot chocolate craving (minus the hot, of course). A few commenters suggest swapping the agave for a pitted date to cut down on some of the sugar. I think Ill try it.
Fig Banana Smoothie
I’m not entirely sure what figgy pudding is, but the Internet assures me there actual figs in it. So if you’re a fig fan, try this 183-calorie smoothie instead.