Do you find yourself feeling guilty around the holiday season? It’s true that the holidays are notorious for surrounding us with sugary treats and temptations, but we can easily combat these with my Festive Spice Holiday Smoothie Recipe. And while there is nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence, let’s try to keep our spirits up by making healthier replacements when we can- especially when those replacements are just as yummy!
So what’s in this ‘Festive’ smoothie?
You’ll be drinking in your spinach, which is an amazing beauty food, packing with minerals, protein, fiber, and vitamins. It’s such a great food for glowing skin and health.
Next, you’ll be gaining antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits from the cranberries, as well as from the delicious and juicy raspberries. Inflammation contributes to everything from cancer to accelerated aging of the skin to pretty much every disease and general ailment you can think of. So these pretty little berries are extra important in our recipe.
Let’s not forget about the amazing banana and its total fiber content—containing pectins—a unique and complicated type of fiber (Mother Nature is so incredibly amazing with all the countless details she has created, is she not?!). Bananas are one of my favorites due to their digestive importance, and as you probably know by now, optimizing digestion is a key Beauty Detox principle.
And last but not least, this recipe also contains the metabolism-boosting, fragrant and warming, sweet, and aromatic tastes from the mix of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Let’s face these final days of holiday shopping and hanging out with relatives and dealing with crowds with this smoothie which will keep you nourished and balanced. Take care of yourself in every season, Beauty!
Ready to start blending….
- 1 cup filtered water
- ⅓ cup frozen or fresh cranberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1 small banana, sliced and frozen (optional)
- 2 dates
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
- Pinch of cloves
- Add all ingredients to blender. Blend on low and gradually increasing until fully blended.
- Serve immediately.
All my love,