Here’s a festive smoothie that brings you all the delicious flavours of a winter dessert that’s vegan, refined sugar-free and ready in next to no time. A perfect breakfast treat to prepare you for a day of Christmas shopping or cooking, and a great way to use your cranberry sauce in something sweet.
- 1 apple
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 450ml oat milk (or your favourite non-dairy milk)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 4 tsp cranberry sauce
- Prepare the apple by peeling and cutting into small chunks. Combine the apple pieces with the maple syrup, water and spices in a saucepan and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The water should evaporate, leaving something resembling apple sauce. Set aside and leave to cool for five minutes.
- To make the smoothie, process the apple sauce, oat milk, chia seeds and half of the cranberry sauce. Pour into two jars or glasses and top each with the remaining cranberry sauce. Enjoy!
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