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!
Without needing to make a trip to the grocery store I scoured my pantry, freezer, and refrigerator and came up with this super simple recipe.
This easy recipe is the perfect snack to have while making gingerbread cookies with the kids. You can serve it as a kid-friendly specialty drink at your holiday party, or even pass it out at a school winter-themed celebration.
The best part is this smoothie is 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 This Recipe Works
- Three simple ingredients you can find all grocery stores.
- 5 minutes to make
- Make it a craft by making the snowman cups with the kids!
- Perfect as a non-alcoholic drink for the festive season and holiday 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.
Tools and Equipment
- 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.)
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 in a blender.
Step 3: Blend until smooth. About 5-10 seconds.
Step 4: Pour smoothie into cups. Top with coconut whipped cream.
- 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 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 are medium chain triglycerides. These fats give you energy.
Variations and Substitutions
- 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 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.
- 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 a plain dairy free or Greek yogurt instead of almond milk.
How to Serve
- Serve with a vegan cookie for Santa.
- Serve on Christmas morning as the start to your holiday breakfast.
- A dessert at the end of your holiday meal.
- A great way to make tis into a smoothie bowl is to place it in a white bowl, and use blueberries, and strawberries to create a snoman face.
- 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.
More Chrismtas recipes!
- Vegan Cranberry Cookies with Pistachios
- Vegan Fruit Cake
- Ginger Cookies
- Gingerbread Loaf
- Gingerbread Smoothie by My Messy Eater
Christmas Smoothie in Snowman Cup
- 1 banana frozen and chopped
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup desiccated coconut shredded, unsweetened
- ½ cup coconut whipped cream optional
- 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.