It’s been a while since I posted a new smoothie recipe.
They’re amazing for packing nutrients into your body at the start of the day – fill them up with fruit and large handfuls of veg and you’ve got a delicious healthy treat to fuel your body with at breakfast.
So, knowing the inevitable spread of overindulgence that awaits us all tomorrow (not that I’m complaining at all!), I thought I’d create a seasonal smoothie treat to fuel the body with on Christmas morning.
Introducing my ‘mulled wine’ smoothie!
What’s your favourite Christmas vegetable?
Mine is definitely parsnips, closely followed by carrots. I’d usually suggest roasting them in a drizzle of olive oil with a sprinkling of herbs right next to the turkey in the roasting tin. But this year, I’ve decided to get inventive!
I am in love with Christmas stuffing.
It is, by a mile, the best part of a Christmas meal – and the best way to top off a leftover turkey post-Christmas sandwich.
So, loving stuffing as I do so much, I just had to find a way to make it healthier – you know, so I can eat it in double quantities!
When it comes to Christmas food, I’m obsessed with mince pies.
They come a very close second to marzipan, which is why I was excited to make these almond flour mince pies with homemade filling and an almond flour crumble topping.
Not only do they replicate the delicious almond taste of marzipan, they contain zero refined sugar, so they’re actually a version of healthier mince pies – amazing!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Christmas is the only time when I have an excuse to eat twice as much potato for dinner!
I love my roasties, and I love my mash, but I’m sure that both are the main players in the food coma I annually find myself in following a good Christmas dinner.
So, why not replace traditional mashed potato with a slightly lighter sweet potato mash? (more…)
Let me introduce you to an oft neglected aspect of the Christmas Day dinner – the Christmas vegetables.
In my opinion, the veg part of the traditional turkey table gets a pretty bad rep. They’re usually blandly boiled or roasted – and anything green is automatically out (no one ever wants to eat more sprouts than they need to!) Then there’s the potato overload. I can’t think of any other time of year when I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating double potatoes, but at Christmas I always go for a good helping of roasted and mashed!
For the last recipe in my 25 days of blogmas Christmas hamper series, I thought I’d bring you a Christmas hamper classic with a festive twist.
I loved cooking up this homemade figgy pudding chilli jam recipe. Hopefully it’ll make for a delicious seasonal treat for someone you love this Christmas too!
They may not look perfect, but these almond butter strawberry Santas are perfectly delicious!
As well as being super simple to make, they’re a nice break from the never-ending sugar storm that is the festive season. I reckon the little guys would make a great addition to a Christmas gift hamper too.
It was only a few months ago that I was still buying my granola in boxes.
I had never thought about making it myself, but it’s so easy! Plus, you know exactly what’s going in it. Plus, plus – you can tailor its taste to make a perfect homemade Christmas hamper gift. Here’s what you’ll need.
These little nut butter balls were so delicious, I ate most of them before I remembered to take a picture!
Filled with chia seeds, flax seeds, cashew nut butter and dates, they’re the perfect energy-boosting addition to a Christmas hamper for anyone with a sweet tooth.