Green Eggnog Smoothie (High-Fiber, Plant-Based, Paleo)

Green Eggnog Smoothie (High-Fiber, Plant-Based, Paleo)

How would you like to indulge in holiday flavours like eggnog, candy cane, gingerbread, roasted chestnut and peppermint mocha without worrying about your waistline expanding over the holidays?

Cravings for holiday goodies tend to hit hard given that temptation is all around.

You might be asking – “Jen, how the heck do you stay on track during the holiday season?!”

My approach is simple – I satisfy my cravings instead of attempting to beat them.

The trick here is finding ways to replace unhealthy, sugar-loaded options with healthy alternatives that leave you not only satisfied but healthier (mentally, emotionally and physically).

I’m always experimenting with different recipes that allow me to enjoy delicious and familiar flavours while still staying on track with my health and weight.

My dessert-inspired smoothies have allowed me – and so many others – to enjoy mouthwatering meals that not only leave you feeling satisfied and healthy, but help kick cravings too.

So, if you’re looking for healthy & delicious holiday smoothies like eggnog, candy cane, gingerbread, roasted chestnut, peppermint mocha, french vanilla, ferrero rocher and more, grab my smoothie e-book HERE!

AND just in case you need some convincing, give my eggnog smoothie a try.

Green Eggnog Smoothie

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1.5 cups frozen greens
2-3 dates
1/2 avocado
1 scoop PurePaleo Protein (vanilla) or PurePea (plant-based version)
1/2 tsp. ceylon cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2-1 cup water or unsweetened nut milk

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Blend all ingredients using a high-powered blender.
2. Pour into your favourite smoothie cup and enjoy!

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Orange Almond Cookies (Plant-Based, Low-Carb, Paleo)

Orange Almond Cookies (Plant-Based, Low-Carb, Paleo)

When it comes to gluten free baking, almond flour recipes are hard to beat. This low-carb flour is an ideal option for people with IBS or following a paleo diet.

It offers all the flavor and texture of traditional baked goods, but without the grains that can cause bloating and other GI symptoms.

Almond flour recipes can also add valuable benefits to your goodies, like protein, trace minerals, and vitamins.

So, if you’re looking for a great almond flour recipe to try, I highly recommend these chewy orange almond cookies. These cookies are not only super easy to whip up – with only 5 ingredients – but they’re also the perfect combination of healthy and delicious!

RECIPE NOTE: Orange is a great compliment to almond and makes these cookies extra flavourful, BUT if you prefer plain almond cookies, feel free to omit the orange zest.

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Orange Almond Cookies

INGREDIENTS: (makes 15 cookies)
2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of 1 orange
15ish whole raw almonds

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Combine almond flour and baking powder in a bowl and whisk together.

2. Add maple syrup/honey, vanilla extract and orange zest to bowl and combine ingredients using a spoon until a sticky dough forms and holds together (add some juice from the orange if batter is too crumbly).

3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, scoop batter with a teaspoon and roll into a ball. Place on baking sheet (1-2 inches of space between balls).

4. Press an almond into the top of each ball until a cookie shape is formed. For a chewy cookie, don’t flatten the dough too much.

5. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until edges start to brown. Let cool on baking sheet. Once cooled, store cookies in airtight container.

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