Vegan Holiday Smoothies!

Vegan Holiday Smoothies!

Healthy eating habits are hard enough to uphold as it is, and with the many temptations around the holidays it can sometimes seem nearly impossible. I can’t remember the last time I walked into an office or a party without seeing a cookie platter or a bowl of candy. If you’re looking to treat yourself this celebratory season without sending a major sugar shockwave to your system, try one of these vegan holiday smoothies. While I can’t guarantee that they’re “healthy”, they definitely been their dairy and sweetener-filled alternatives!

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Not Your Grandma’s Gingerbread

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
½ cup rolled oats (do not use steel cut oats)
2 tsps black strap molasses
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp fresh ground ginger or ¼ teaspoon dried ground ginger
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves

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Frozen Hot Cocoa

2 Tbsp vegan cocoa mix
2 cups dairy free vanilla ice cream
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup ice cubes
1 frozen banana (optional)

Apple Pie A La Mode

1 apple, peeled and cored
1/4 cup raw oats
1/2 cup dairy free vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp. almond butter
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
dash of ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

For all recipes, blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender and enjoy! Feel free to substitute any milk, yogurt or ice cream with the dairy version, but this is just how I prefer to make them. Your junk food-fiending friends won’t even know the difference!

Let me know if you tried any of the recipes by commenting below!

Ayla Erdos-Steinberg, Social Media Strategist

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