If you like mint during the holidays, or any time, you will love this smoothie! We added only half an ounce of crème de menthe due to the strong mint flavor that tends to overpower the fruit flavors. You could experiment with other types of alcohol along with the crème de menthe, such as amaretto, Irish cream, or crème de cacao. When using the sweet liqueurs, it would be best to use fruits with rich flavors such as oranges or bananas. We were going for a distinctive mint flavor with this smoothie recipe, which was achieved by using mild flavored fruits and vegetables (cucumber and pear).
Just wait until you experience the smooth delicious flavor of this holiday-inspired smoothie! You will make it a tradition every year from now on! We used prepared eggnog that we purchased at the supermarket, but homemade would be even better. Be careful with raw egg yolks, since they may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Try to use either pasteurized liquid, whole eggs, or a recipe where the eggs are cooked to kill the bacteria. If you purchase eggnog, make sure it has been pasteurized. After all of these safety precautions are taken, enjoy your scrumptious holiday concoction with your loved ones.
Yummy!! This creepy smoothie bubbles right out of the glass while making the kiddies smile. Blood oranges are native to Italy and are not always easy to find in other countries. If you are searching for some and do not see them in the produce section, check the juice aisle. It is worth the hunt to make a Halloween celebration extra spooky. Blood oranges contain one of the super antioxidant compounds, namely anthocyanins, normally found only in berries and a few vegetables. The dark red, blood-colored pigment forms when oranges are grown in a cooler temperature. The magic of nature provides what our bodies need in almost any climate.
Pumpkin is naturally high in carotenoids, substances that fight and/or prevent cancer and keep your vision sharp. Some studies show that canned pumpkin may be healthier than fresh pumpkin because the nutrients are concentrated and in a form that is easier to absorb by the human body. So, fresh or canned, enjoy a holiday pumpkin smoothie today! Pumpkin is also extremely high in potassium, which is important for blood pressure control. Sprinkle on some cinnamon to promote balanced blood glucose. Who says holiday foods have to be full of sugar and fat? Enjoy this low carb, low calorie treat, and forget about holiday weight gain.
This Halloween-inspired smoothie is a great way to serve a healthy beverage at a fall party or to your kids during the fall season. Trick or treat! No one will know that they are drinking spinach because the green apple flavor dominates the taste. This treat in disguise will trick them into healthy eating. This smoothie is high in dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin A, and it has 100% of the daily recommended vitamin C and 14% of the daily recommended iron. Our photo features an interesting fruit in the background called Buddha’s Hand. A citron fruit, it may be used in place of lemon rind or zest in recipes.
What says festive like a cranberry smoothie? We used fresh cranberries in this recipe, but you could also try it with the canned variety. Fresh cranberries are lower in calories and have more of the antioxidant power retained, but they may not be easily found all year round. The wheat germ adds a strong satisfying wheat flavor. If this is not your thing, optionally you can leave out the wheat germ. You can also try it with another additive such as chia seeds or flax oil, which will not add a lot of extra flavor. The stevia sweetens up the tart berries for a tasty holiday treat that will impress!
This holiday-inspired smoothie recipe can be served all year round with its refreshing citrus overtones. Bathe your cells in healthy vitamin A, and keep your digestive tract flowing smoothly with this high fiber, brightly colored smoothie. You will not be able to control your craving for this one after you make it for the first time. Pure pumpkin combined with fresh carrots light up the room and your day with a bright orange hue! If you have oranges in refrigerator that are high in pulp and not very tasty to eat, juice them and use that fresh juice for this recipe. Or you could try throwing the entire orange in – minus the skin and seeds.
’Tis the season! Tie one on with this versatile, healthy rendition of traditional eggnog. The tartness of the plain yogurt complements the eggnog perfectly giving the smoothie a mild eggnog flavor while providing probiotics to keep your GI tract healthy. This smoothie recipe has about 250 calories without alcohol and about 350 with alcohol, so if you are watching calories, use this as a dessert or treat. Do not forget the nutmeg as a garnish on top. In the herbalist community, nutmeg is known for many medicinal properties, including enhanced brain function and as a cure for hiccups and digestive complaints.
A delicious combination of bananas, whipped cream, and your favorite berries or grapes (we chose green grapes). Our banana cream pie recipe is a fun dessert style alternative recipe that tastes like a banana cream pie in your blender!
This is a special holiday recipe because it is one of the few recipes we have that contains added sugar. Our pumpkin smoothie recipe should taste just like smooth iced pumpkin pie. If you can perfect this recipe you'll be able to surprise the whole family come Thanksgiving with an alternative to the normal boring pumpkin pie.