Well, if you’ve been trying to avoid all the holiday sweets and treats, but are missing a little of the Christmas flavor, why not add a little Christmas flavor to your smoothie this year and not sabotage all you’ve done!! Just adding a few holiday flavors to your favorite smoothie can still give you that festive flavor without the guilt and keep those holiday sweets in check! Here are just a few of ideas!
Peppermint! Adding a drop or two of peppermint extract to your favorite vanilla smoothie can give you that candy cane sweetness:
- 2 cups fat free vanilla yogurt
- 2 cups fat free milk
- one or two drops peppermint extract (to taste)
- 1 1/2 cups of ice
Another one of those Christmas treats is eggnog, so why not combine that eggnog flavor with a smoothie
- 2 cups low fat eggnog
- 1 banana
- 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt or soy yogurt
- 1/3 cup of non fat milk
- 2 cups of ice
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of cinnamon
Blend until the banana is part of creamy texture!
And of course the desserts! Apple Pie Smoothie!
1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate
1 cup non fat vanilla yogurt or soy yogurt
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup ice
garnish: sliced apples and cinnamon