"Tis the season for holiday smoothie recipes. What better way to celebrate the holidays, while also remaining healthy during the holiday gatherings. Start your day off right with this healthy, vegan protein eggnog smoothie recipe. Plus, learn the 5 benefits of eating healthy during the holidays. Don't forget to make this eggnog protein shake for Christmas breakfast.
Did you know that you don't have to use an egg to get that same eggnog flavor in my vegan eggnog protein shake recipe? You still get all the traditional flavors of an eggnog recipe -nutmeg, cinnamon, and rum too.
I was inspired by my other festive holiday smoothie recipes. I love creating a new holiday smoothie recipe every year. Try my Gingerbread Cookie Spice Smoothie or my Frosted Sugar Cookie Smoothie recipe.
Vegan EggNog Avocado Smoothie Recipe
Making an eggnog protein shake is a fun way to stay healthy during the holiday season. Try making this vegan smoothie recipe today.
- 1 cup dairy-free milk
- ½ small avocado
- ½ large frozen banana
- 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
- ⅛ teaspoon pure rum extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Handful of ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth, then serve.
Do you need a reminder of the benefits of healthy eating during the holidays? Here are 5 benefits to eating healthy during the holidays.
The Benefits Of Healthy Eating During The Holidays
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and of course, food. While it's tempting to indulge in all your favorite comfort foods during this time, it's important to remember the importance of healthy eating. By incorporating some healthy foods into your holiday diet, you can feel better both mentally and physically. Keep reading for a few tips on how to make healthy eating during the holidays easier than ever!
1. Improved mood and energy
Healthy foods that contain your lean protein and veggies provide your body with the nutrients it needs, which makes you and your body feel good! This means an improved mood and the energy you need to get through the holidays and into the New Year.
2. Heart health
Cutting back on all those foods we often over-indulge in during the holidays, and substituting with healthier options, is great for cardiovascular health. Proper nutrition helps maintain a good blood pressure level and reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.
3. Improved memory
Yes! Foods that help your heart also help your brain. Maintaining a healthy diet can help keep your memory sharp and also keep signs of dementia completely at bay.
4. Weight loss
Obviously, a huge benefit of eating healthy through the holidays can result in weight loss (instead of the usual holiday weight gain we’ve all experienced before)! Eating a diet with plenty of nutrients and fiber can help you feel fuller longer, thus eating fewer calories, and leading to weight loss. You’ll also be much less likely to indulge in sweets if you’re feeling full via the essential nutrients!
5. Cancer prevention
According to reports, eating a healthy diet may relate to cancer prevention. This is because eating healthy can also prevent obesity, which is directly linked to a higher risk of cancer. Fruits, veggies, and nuts are some foods that can also help lower the risk of liver and colorectal cancers, specifically.
Healthy eating is a necessity during the holidays, but it doesn't have to be hard. With some planning and creativity, you can enjoy your favorite holiday staples, while also being mindful of what's going into your body.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post on the benefits of healthy eating during the holidays. If you know someone who could benefit from these tips, please share it with them! Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year to you and your family.
Enjoy This Vegan EggNog Smoothie Recipe!
If you make this creamy, vegan, healthy eggnog smoothie recipe, let me know in the comment section below. It’s actually one of my favorite drinks to balance hormones. If you would also like to see more hormone diet recipes, like this estrogen smoothie, let me know.
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