Holiday Superfood Smoothies

Delicious warming holiday drinks are a given this time of year but we’re particularly fond of superfood smoothies here at Blendtopia HQ. Gingerbread, pumpkin spice, peppermint mocha, the list goes on, but these drinks don’t always have to be warm to be delicious! Oh no. We’ve experimented with all the holiday flavors this season and have a couple of favorites we’d like to share in the form of smoothies.

Fact, those holiday drinks are always loaded with calories so we’ve put our ‘healthy’ twist on these delicious + nourishing superfood smoothies. It’s all about finding balance and you can get the taste without all those unwanted calories. Trust us!

These two vegan smoothies contain all the fiber, healthy fats, protein, iron, vitamins & minerals your body is craving.  Perfect for breakfast or when that late afternoon sweets craving strikes. Your body will thank you when you decide to reach for the blender instead of the cookie tray!

Gingerbread Maca Smoothie

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Gingerbread Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients: 

  • 1 frozen sliced banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen zucchini
  • 6 walnuts
  • 1 date
  • 10-12 oz almond milk
  • 2 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger or 1 tsp fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar (optional) – sweeten to taste

Directions:
1. Place all ingredients into blender except the coconut palm sugar.
2. Add almond milk starting with 10 oz and adding more to your desired consistency.
3. Taste. If you’d like a little more sweetness add the coconut palm sugar & blend again.
4. Enjoy!

Peppermint Cacao Smoothie

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Peppermint Mocha Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients: 

  • 1 frozen sliced banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen zucchini
  • 1/4 cup avocado (yep!)
  • 1 date
  • 10-12 oz almond milk
  • 2 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 2 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp caco nibs
  • 1 drop peppermint extract or food grade essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar (optional) – sweeten to taste

Directions:
1. Place all ingredients into blender except the coconut palm sugar.
2. Add almond milk starting with 10 oz and adding more to your desired consistency.
3. Taste. If you’d like a little more sweetness add the coconut palm sugar & blend again.
4. Enjoy!

We hope you love these holiday smoothies as much as your favorite warm holiday beverage! From all of us here at Blendtopia, cheers to a wonderful holiday season & a fabulous 2018! xx

 

 

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