Often filled with oodles of sugar and countless calories, Christmas treats can be a deadly disaster to our clean eating regime come December. But you shouldn’t have to deprive yourself!

Sticky Date Smoothie

No Christmas is complete without a spoonful of sticky date, and, thanks to this recipe, you don’t have to go without!

Serves 1

Ingredients for the caramel sauce

  • 5 medjool dates
  • ¼ cup warm water

Place dates and water in blender and blend until smooth and thick, adding more water if necessary. Swirl around sides of jar before pouring in smoothie mixture.

Ingredients for the smoothie

  • 3 medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cacao
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt

Preparation

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until deliciously smooth.

Frosty-the-Snowman Smoothie

If you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas this festive frosty dream is every part the perfect snowy swill! With coconut everything it’s a dietary requirement’s perfect little sweet treat with no dairy or gluten in sight.

Serves 1

Ingredients for the smoothie

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Pinch of vanilla bean powder or paste
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until deliciously smooth.

Ingredients for the whipped coconut cream topping

  • 400ml coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon agar agar powder dissolved in ¼ cup hot water

Preparation

1. To make whipped coconut cream, place tin in fridge overnight. Place mixing bowl and beaters in freezer 15 minutes before you make coconut whip. Place all ingredients in bowl and beat together until creamy.

2. Place in refrigerator to thicken. Dollop on top of your smoothie.

Gingerbread Smoothie

Not only decadently delicious, but this superfood smoothie is also highly nutritious thanks to the inclusion of real ginger, which supports a healthy immune system.

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • Pinch of all spice

Preparation

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until deliciously smooth. For an extra delicious hit, we crumbled a gluten free gingerbread cookie on top.


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