The holidays wouldn’t be the same without gingerbread and eggnog. Too bad a cup of the creamy stuff sets you back nearly 350 calories and a whopping 19 grams of fat. Same goes for those grinning, white icing-piped little fellas: nibble just one and you can tack on 200 calories and 8 fat grams to your daily totals. But no need to feel deprived! Sip one of these healthy smoothies instead and get a hefty dose of protein while still enjoying the flavors of your favorite holiday treats.
Eggnog Protein Smoothie
- In a medium saucepan, combine protein shakes, egg substitute and stevia. Warm over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Do not bring to a boil!
- Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla and rum extracts.
- Transfer mixture to a heat-resistant container, cover and refrigerate for at least three hours.
- Shake before serving, adding dash of cinnamon and nutmeg for garnish if desired.
Gingerbread Protein Smoothie
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 Tbsp. molasses
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
Pinch ground cloves
1/2 cup water
5-6 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.