10 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies That Taste Like Holiday Desserts

Holiday desserts are arguably one of the best parts of the holiday season. As much as we’d love to gorge on all our favorite treats until New Year’s, it’s not exactly the best idea for your waistline.

Luckily, you can get your dessert fix in record time by turning your morning smoothie into a sweet treat. These delicious and healthy breakfast smoothies taste just like your favorite holiday desserts — think pumpkin pie and eggnog — but come with a fraction of the calories. Plus, they’re loaded with good-for-you ingredients that will keep you full and fueled till lunchtime. These weight loss smoothies may taste like you’re being naughty, but we promise you’ll stay on the nice list.

Pumpkin Pie SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1 cup pumpkin purée
1 large ripe banana
1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk beverage
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
5 ice cubes

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Peach Pie SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1 cup frozen sliced peaches
1 (5.3 oz) container Silk vanilla yogurt alternative
3/4 cup Silk vanilla soy milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Optional: additional sweetener of choice

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Peach Pie SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1 cup frozen sliced peaches
1 (5.3 oz) container Silk vanilla yogurt alternative
3/4 cup Silk vanilla soy milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Optional: additional sweetener of choice

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Banana Cream Pie SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 large)
1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup 1 percent low-fat milk
2 tablespoons whole-wheat graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ice cubes (about 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons whole wheat graham cracker crumbs, plus additional for garnish

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Apple Pie SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1 frozen banana
1/2 apple (whatever type you want), cored, peeled and chopped
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Gingerbread SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1-1/2 cups coconut milk
1 small banana, frozen
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon stevia
1 cup ice

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Pecan Pie SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1/2 frozen banana
4 pitted dates
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or 2 tablespoons hemp seeds)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or natural coconut water)

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Eggnog SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

2 cups milk (of your choice)
2 very ripe bananas
1 teaspoon grass-fed gelatin (optional)
2 raw yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Dash of salt
2 cups ice

What to do: Add milk and egg yolks in the blender. (If you use gelatin sprinkle this on top). Add remaining ingredients with ice on top and blend until smooth.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pie SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1 large frozen banana
2-3 large ice cubes
1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
1 scoop whey chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 pinch of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
Optional: 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Cinnamon Roll SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 frozen banana (or fresh, but add in 3-4 ice cubes)

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Salted Caramel SmoothieWhat you’ll need:

1 frozen banana (if not frozen, add 1 cup of ice to smoothie)
2 tablespoon Tate+Lyle Caramel Pure Cane Syrup
1 cup milk
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon salt
Whipped cream and caramel sauce, for topping (optional)

What to do: Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

source:http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2014/12/salted-caramel-smoothie.html

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