6 Healthy Holiday Smoothie and Milkshake Recipes


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.

Gingerbread Smoothie
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.

Healthy Eggnog
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
via Food.com

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.