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How To Make A Healthy Holiday Grinch Smoothie

Written by Spencer Higgs

A classic holiday character becomes a favorite holiday treat with this healthy, delicious green Grinch smoothie!

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A classic holiday character becomes a favorite holiday treat with this healthy, delicious green Grinch smoothie!

“How The Grinch Smoothie Saved Christmas”

Everyone loves the holidays, and loves them a lot.
Except for your diet. Your diet does not.
Your diet hates all those carbs and gravy-covered meats,
Each bite goes straight to the belly, thighs… and butt cheeks.
It dreads all the calories, that turn into pounds
Faster than snow piles up on the ground.
But you have a secret, known all throughout Whoville,
Your diet’s safe for the season; the reason’s quite simple—
All the cookies and pies and twice second helpings,
All the eggnog and cider and apple pie crumblings,
All the popped buttons and stretched too-thin thread—
You avoided it all by drinking this Grinch smoothie instead!

Two green Grinch smoothies with SkinnyFit Skinny Greens superfood powder, surrounded by a wreath and other holiday decorations.

Okay, I’m no Dr. Seuss. But I am adamant about eating healthy during the holidays, and this superfood-based green Grinch smoothie is one of my secret go-to’s from Thanksgiving through New Years. 

Unlike other Grinch smoothie recipes, it’s got a healthy but hidden abundance of greens. While unlike many green smoothies, it doesn’t taste like grass. Sure, it’s low in sugar, but it’s rich in flavor, so kids absolutely love it. One sip and you’ll agree, this is the perfect holiday smoothie for all the Whos in your home. 

Two mason jars of Green Grinch smoothie with SkinnyFit Skinny Greens with a candy cane lollipop and other holiday decorations.

How To Make the Best Holiday Smoothie

What really makes this a holiday smoothie is that it’s ridiculously healthy—a welcome contrast to all the grease, carbs, wheat, and saturated fats found in most holiday dishes. But make no mistake, this holiday smoothie is as delicious as it is nutritious. 

To make a greened-out Grinch smoothie taste sweet and creamy, we add banana, vanilla extract, and avocado. (The latter is key for getting the perfect texture.) The result is a perfectly balanced, sweet-meets-satisfying blend.

To really make this green holiday smoothie extra seasonal, I like to add optional toppings that bring out the holiday colors and add some extra sweetness. I recommend goji berries or raspberries for a little more fruit taste and a touch of red. Or, go all-out with a bit of snow-white whipped cream to round out seasonal color and taste palate.

Grinch Smoothies with whip cream and raspberry toppings for extra holiday colors, as well as SkinnyFit Skinny Greens for slimming superfoods.

Grinch Smoothie Health Benefits

I like to say that if the holiday spirit helped the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes, this holiday smoothie will help your waist slim three sizes! Now, that’s a bit ambitious but, the fact is, this is one of the healthiest smoothies you can make. (Which, for any parents out there, is a wonder how kids love it so much!) Just look at the ingredients: 

  • Almond milk is among the most popular alternative milks, and not just for its taste. Almond milk is packed with important vitamins. For vitamins D, E, and B12, a serving of almond milk provides 25%, 50%, and 25% respectively of your nutritional needs. [1]
  • Bananas are known for potassium but they’re also a great source of manganese, which plays a crucial role in our metabolism. [2]
  • Avocados are rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats (they’re the good kind), which studies show time and again help reduce total cholesterol and triglycerides. [3] This makes opting for this Grinch smoothie instead of some ham and potato leftovers a great idea.
  • Matcha is recognized as a powerful antioxidant that can reduce free radical activity. Antioxidants may help prevent cell damage and risk of chronic disease [4, 5]
  • Spinach is an abundant source of vitamin A, responsible for visual and immune function, as well as vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6… and honestly, the list goes on. [6] It’s one of ingredients certifying this Grinch smoothie as a superfood holiday smoothie.

But do you recall, the most healthy ingredient of all…

  • Skinny Greens. Okay, I may be mixing up the Christmas character theme of this blog a bit, but it’s no joke: Skinny Greens is an incredibly nutritious green superfood powder that provides all your recommended daily nutrients into a single, concentrated serving. It’s not some glorified grass mix, either. Skinny Greens brings some of the most powerful health foods under one lid: Spirulina, Chlorella, matcha, spinach, turmeric, ashwaganadha, and more. But it also has a delicious green apple taste that really makes this Grinch smoothie so good, and good for you!

Grinch Smoothie in a mason jar with a container of SkinnyFit Skinny Greens behind it.

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Holiday Grinch Smoothie

Meet the Grinch smoothie that’s going to save your holiday dieting. It’s simple to make and loaded with slimming superfoods and sweet, satisfying flavor!
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0
Total Time: 5 min
Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop Skinny Greens
  • Ice cubes to desired consistency
  • Optional: goji berries (or raspberries) and whipped cream topping

Steps

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with goji berries and whipped cream. Enjoy!

About The Author

Spencer Higgs

Fitness & Nutrition Journalist

Spencer is a lifestyle writer, culinary adventurist, and part-time health nut. He loves finding healthy hacks to not-so-healthy cuisine, and writes passionately about cocktails and coffee. When not writing, you can almost certainly find him lying in a hammock or driving the coast in search of sur

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