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Secretly healthy winter smoothies you’ll love
Wednesday, 16 December · 2 min read

Want to enjoy all the festive flavours while getting a secret health boost? Try either of these 2 delicious smoothies for an indulgent treat that’s also deceptively good for you.

There’s classic eggnog if you prefer things cool and sweet, and chocolate gingerbread if you’re looking for a spicy hit.

No-egg eggnog

Recipe for 1, by Angela Simpson

237ml unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen peeled banana
2 tsp natural almond butter
1 pitted Medjool date
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1/4 tsp almond (optional)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
5 to 6 ice cubes

Throw everything but the ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Add as much ice as you need to thicken the smoothie, then blend again until completely smooth. Add a cinnamon stick to serve.

Chocolate gingerbread smoothie

Recipe for 1, by Alexis Joseph

237ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 large overripe sliced, frozen banana
180g frozen cauliflower
1 tbsp cashew or almond butter
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Just throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Quote of the day

People get so worried about what they eat between Christmas and New Year, when they should really focus on what they eat between New Year and Christmas.

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Smoothies are called smoothies because they're named after their inventor Eleanor Smoothie. True or false?