Christmas is almost here! And what could be a better way to celebrate this joyous holiday than with 12 of the most delicious and healthy recipes from some of our favorite bloggers? From savory dishes to sweet treats, there is something for everyone!
These recipes prove you can indulge; in a healthy way. After all, cooking a healthy meal is the best and most delicious way to hare the gift of health with your loved ones.
Honey Whole Wheat Chia Seed Pancakes
Start your Christmas morning off right, with these healthy honey whole wheat chia seed pancakes! The only thing better than waking up to a stack of presents under the tree would be a stack of these pancakes on your plate! Sweet, satisfying, and succulent. These treats are guaranteed to keep you jolly, even if you don’t get that present you asked Santa for.
Haven’t had your pancake fill? Try our Pancakes with Maple Water Smoothie.
Pear and Goat Cheese Endive Appetizer
With an appetizer this delicious, there’s no need to bring any other gifts to that Christmas party! The ginger and pear are the perfect pair to balance out the rich and creamy goat cheese. They work so well together, the perfect team, just like Santa and Rudolph. This appetizer is guaranteed to keep you in the party spirit.
Can’t get enough ginger or pears? Try our Ginger Wheatgrass Pear Smoothie.
Roasted Butternut Squash, Carrot and Ginger Soup
This soup is sweet and spicy, making it the ideal way to heat up this holiday from the inside out! Homemade soup is comforting and your dinner guests will feel like they’ve just been given a huge hug. Your tastebuds will be thrilled by the flavor.
If your Christmas season calls for more carrots try our Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie.
Green Power Soup
Another soup and this one is also a winner! With a name like green power, how could it be anything but amazing? Packed with green goodness, you will be singing Christmas carols with gusto! So what if you don’t have a great voice? This dish will make you feel like a shining star, even when your Aunt tells you you’re out of tune.
In the mood for more basil? Try our delicious and flavorful Blueberry Plum Basil Smoothie.
Spicy Holiday Almonds
Looking for a snack to munch on while you wait for the main course? Look no further, we’ve got just what you asked for with these sweet and spicy holiday almonds. Not only is this recipe super easy to follow, but it’s also super healthy! Crunchy, sweet, and spicy, this snack will satisfy your senses as well as your stomach. Goodbye unhealthy chips and dips, we don’t need you to make this a merry Christmas!
Pair with our Almond Joy Smoothie for one happy and satisfying treat.
Orange and Pomegranate Salad
This salad is eye catching, much like your fashionable Christmas ensemble. Aside from being beautiful, this dish offers the perfect array of flavors, which are highlighted by its light, creamy dressing. Brimming with bright fruits and veggies, this salad will be sure to shine at any Christmas party. Santa might not have a tummy resembling a bowl full of jelly, if he made a habit of eating a salad this healthy.
In the mood for more Pomegranate? Have a taste of our tangy Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider Smoothie.
Vegan Mung Bean Quinoa “Meat” Loaf
This Christmas entree is the present you’ve been wishing for and, best of all, it’s one everyone can enjoy, which is what the holidays are all about. Super dense, satisfying, and delicious, no meat eater will be able to complain, because they’ll be too busy devouring this hearty and delicious dish. Be prepared for a rush of compliments and a ton of smiling faces.
For a savory smoothie try our Homemade Tomato Juice.
Butternut Squash Cranberry Maple Tempeh
This Christmas entree doesn’t just look festive, it tastes festive too! Thanks to the combination of cranberries, cinnamon, maple and butternut squash, this rice bowl is comforting, healthy and packed with zesty flavor. It’s perfect!
Get carried away with cranberries and cinnamon this Christmas and try our Spiced Pears and Cranberries Smoothie.
Sweet Potato Casserole with a Crunchy Nut Crumble
This is one sweet side dish! And it’s not just because it’s vegan and gluten free. The nutty, crumble topping provides the perfect contrast to the smooth, mashed sweet potatoes. Not only that, but it also makes this casserole a truly unique one that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. It’s the best way to let those around you know how much you love them.
Celebrate with more sweet potato and try our Candied Cayenne Sweet Potato Smoothie.
Garlic Lemon Green Beans
This side dish is a great way to sneak in those greens! Not only are they delicious, but they are also super simple. And the garlic and lemon prove that they are the perfect flavors to punch up any party.
Spice up your holiday season and sip on our Chamomile Lemonade Smoothie.
Vegan Hazelnut Cups
Time for dessert! The best part of any holiday party, if you ask us, and these vegan hazelnut cups are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Using raw cacao powder, coconut milk and coconut oil, these treats are decadent, rich, and ultra satisfying.
Pair with a Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie for the the ultra indulgence.
Raw Peppermint Snow Cake
Since we’ve established dessert is the most important part of any meal, it’s vital to have two holiday options. This raw peppermint snow cake is a fantastic one at that. No Christmas celebration would be complete without the taste of sweet candy canes. This cake is rich, chocolatey, minty and creamy, guaranteed to totally satisfy your candy cane craving without the sugar.
Keep your energy up with another minty treat and test out our Green Tea Mint Smoothie.
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