Healthy Holiday Smoothies!

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

No need to sacrifice those cravings! You CAN enjoy the flavor of the season and not undo all you have done!  Enjoy the Holiday and stay well and healthy!! 

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