This Snowman Christmas Smoothie made with almond milk, frozen bananas, coconut flakes, and coconut whipped cream is a fun, festive, and healthy Christmas treat!
This time of year I have so much fun creating vegan plant-based snow-themed treats for myself and the kids. It gets me in the holiday spirit! 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!
💗 Why You’ll Love This Christmas Smoothie
- Three simple ingredients
- 5 minutes to make
- Make it a craft by making the snowman cups with the kids!
- Perfect as a non-alcoholic drink for parties
- An easy breakfast!
- Make it for a school winter celebration!
- Leave for Santa with cookies on Christmas Eve.
- Kid friendly!
🥣 Ingredients and Notes
Unsweetened Almond Milk: Use unsweetened almond milk to reduce the total amount of sugar.
Frozen Banana: This gives the smoothie a thick texture and adds natural sweetness.
Whipped Cream: This is optional, but really makes this smoothie into a decadent dessert. Use regular whipped cream, or coconut whipped cream if vegan or dairy-free.
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to the recipe card for complete measurements.
☃️ Christmas Smoothie Instructions
Step 1: Make the Snowman cups. Draw two rounded eyes with a black sharpie one triangle nose with an orange sharpie, and 7 small circles in a curve with a black sharpie to make the mouth.
Step 2: Pour the almond milk, frozen banana, and coconut flakes into a blender.
Step 3: Blend until smooth. About 5-10 seconds.
Step 4: Pour smoothie into cups. Top with coconut whipped cream.
❓ Recipe FAQS
Low Sugar-This smoothie comes in under 10 g of sugar. There is no added sugar from the coconut or 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, skin, and immune health.
Dairy-Free-Almond milk is a good substitution for regular milk when cooking and making smoothies. When you use unsweetened and unflavored almond milk you get a neutral taste that goes well with other ingredients.
Healthy Fats-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 is medium-chain triglycerides. These fats give you energy.
Serve this smoothie in your cute decorated cup. It can be a meal by itself or a snack or even dessert.
This smoothie is best drank right after you make it. If you must store leftovers, keep them in a covered cup or container in the refrigerator for a few hours.
💭 Expert Tips
- 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.
- Pair this smoothie with these reindeer celery snacks!
- Use coconut milk or other dairy-free milk of choice instead of almond milk.
- Experiment with this healthy smoothie by trying different fruit. I went for fruit in a white hue to make the smoothie look like snow. Pineapple is also lighter in color and would taste great with the coconut, and banana.
- Make as a holiday season breakfast smoothie to start your day! Add some vanilla protein powder to amp up the nutritional content.
- Make this into a gingerbread smoothie by adding a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cardamom, and a teaspoon of molasses!
- Want it sweeter? Add a teaspoon of maple syrup.
- Want it thicker? Use plain dairy-free or Greek yogurt instead of almond milk.
🎄 More Holiday Recipes!
Christmas Smoothie in Snowman Cup
- Make the Snowman cups. Draw two rounded eyes, one triangle nose, and 5-7 small circles in a curve to make the mouth.
- Pour almond milk, banana and coconut flakes in a blender.
- Blend until smooth. About 5-10 seconds.
- Pour smoothie into cups. Top with coconut whipped cream.
- Use any color sharpies you prefer to make the snowman face.
- Top with holiday sprinkles or crushed candy cane.
- Make the snowman cups prior to blending the smoothie so the smoothie doesn’t melt before serving.