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This Snowman Christmas Smoothie made with almond milk, frozen bananas, coconut flakes, and coconut whipped cream is a fun, festive, and healthy Christmas treat.
After an early snow came to the midwest this year I’ve been having fun creating vegan plant-based snow themed treats for myself and the kids. Earlier his week I made these Snowball Cookies for my kids while they were outside playing in the snow.
I also made Vegan Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Sticks to warm them up when they came in from the cold. When I looked out the window I saw that they had started making a snowman which got me thinking…how about a snowman themed smoothie!
Without needing to make a trip to the grocery store I scoured my pantry, freezer, and refrigerator and came up with this super simple Snowman Christmas Smoothie.
These plant-based smoothies are the perfect snack to have while building a gingerbread house with the kids, serve as a kid friendly speciality drink at your holiday party, or even pass out at a school winter themed celebration.
They’re not just for kids! My husband took a look at these cute little snowman cups and asked for his own. I think we might be putting this out for Santa this year!
Why You’ll Love this Snowman Christmas Smoothie…
- 5 Simple Ingredients (you really one need three!)
- 5 minutes to make
- Make it a craft by making the snowman cups with the kids!
- Perfect as a non-alcoholic drink for a holiday party.
- A healthy treat!
- Make it for a school winter celebration!
- Leave for Santa with cookies on Christmas Eve.
- Kid friendly!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana chopped
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut, dried and shredded
- Coconut Whipped Cream (optional)
- Blue Sugar Sprinkles (optional)
Tools and Equipment You’ll Need to Make this Snowman Christmas Smoothie
- High Speed or Stand Blender
- Clear Plastic Cups
- Black Sharpie
- Blue or Orange Sharpie (I couldn’t find my orange sharpie so I used blue.)
How to Make a Snowman Christmas Smoothie – Step by Step
Step 1: Make the Snowman cups. Draw two rounded eyes, one triangle nose, and 5-6 small circles in a curve to make the mouth. (Note: I couldn’t find my orange sharpie when I was making these cups so I opted for blue. I think it actually turned out really cute!)
Step 2: Pour almond milk, banana and coconut in a blender.
Step 3: Blend until smooth. About 5-10 seconds.
Step 4: Pour smoothie into cups. Top with coconut whipped cream and sprinkle with blue sugar sprinkles. (Note: I had some blue sugar sprinkles in my cupboard, but if you don’t have blue sprinkles use candy cane shavings, or leftover coconut to sprinkle on top).
Tips for Making a Snowman Christmas Smoothie
- This recipe makes two servings. To increase the quantity for a larger group, double, or triple each ingredient.
- Draw the snowman faces on the cups prior to blending the smoothie. That way you can serve the smoothie when it’s fresh before it melts.
- Use frozen bananas. Always chop the frozen banana before putting it into the smoothie to help it blend more easily and evenly.
- Make your own coconut whipped cream by following this recipe from the Minimalist Baker, or pick up the SoDelicious CoCo Whipped Topping in the freezer section.
What makes this Snowman Christmas Smoothie healthy?
- Low Sugar-This smoothie comes in under 10 g of sugar. There is no added sugar from the coconut or the almond milk. All of the sugars in this smoothie are natural from the banana.
- Rich in Vitamins and Nutrients-Bananas provide energy without fat or cholesterol. They’re high in potassium, manganese, and vitamin C. Good for heart health, your skin, and immune health.
- Dairy-Free-Almond milk is a good substitution for regular milk when cooking and making smoothies. When you use the unsweetened and unflavored almond milk you get a neutral taste that goes well with other ingredients.
- Healthy Fat-The fat in this smoothie comes from the coconut flakes. Coconuts like avocado are one of the few fruits that have a high fat content. The fat in coconuts are medium chain triglycerides. These fats give you energy.
- Use coconut milk instead of almond milk.
- Try different fruit. I went for fruit in the white hue to make the smoothie look like snow. Pineapple is also lighter in color and would taste great with the coconut, and banana.
What do you serve with this Snowman Christmas Smoothie?
Serve this Snowman Christmas Smoothie with a vegan cookie for Santa, or as a dessert at the end of your holiday meal. This smoothie is also perfect as a special treat when the kids come in from playing in the snow. Serve it along with some veggie sticks to help round out their snack.
CHECK OUT THESE OTHER CHRISTMAS RECIPES!
- Vegan Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Sticks
- No-Bake Vegan Snowball Cookies
- Vegan Cranberry Cookies with Pistachios
- Gingerbread Smoothie by My Messy Eater
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Snowman Christmas Smoothie
- 1 banana frozen and chopped
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut shredded, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup coconut whipped cream optional
- blue sugar sprinkles optional
- Make the Snowman cups. Draw two rounded eyes, one triangle nose, and 5-6 small circles in a curve to make the mouth.
- Pour almond milk, banana and coconut in a blender.
- Blend until smooth. About 5-10 seconds.
- Pour smoothie into cups. Top with coconut whipped cream and sprinkle with blue sugar sprinkles.
- I couldn’t find my orange sharpie when I was making these cups so I opted for blue. I think it actually turned out really cute!
- I had some blue sugar sprinkles in my cupboard, but if you don’t have blue sprinkles use candy cane shavings, or leftover coconut to sprinkle on top.
- Make the snowman cups prior to blending the smoothie so the smoothie doesn’t melt before serving.