Holiday Green SmoothieSince going vegan, I have missed my favorite holiday treat – eggnog. While there are highly processed soy-based “nogs” on the market, (and a couple rice and almond-based products), I prefer to make things fresh using whole foods.

This recipe uses fresh, homemade almond milk, frozen banana, dates, a touch of vanilla and spices to reproduce a thick, creamy version of this holiday treat. Did I say it’s a lot healthier, too?

This recipe makes about 16 ounces, which makes two servings. Of course, I drank the whole batch!

You can add nutmeg or cinnamon if you prefer, but I found these to be just the right amounts for me.

Ingredients:

  • 1-and-1/4 cup plain almond milk (Don’t add the vanilla or dates.)
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 date, soaked for 10 minutes
  • dash of ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • dash of sea salt

Directions:

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), blend on high for 20 seconds or until there are no chunks of frozen banana left. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 320 (160/serving)
Fat: 2g (2g/serving)
Protein: 4g (2g/serving)
Carbohydrates: 72g (36g/serving)
Fiber: 7.7g (3.6g/serving)

Serving Size: Two 8-ounce servings.

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About Tracy
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.


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