Smoothie Wednesdays with Martha Stewart – Festive Candy Cane Smoothie
Inspired by my favorite birthday cake
Posted December 12th, 2012 by noelle |
When I was little my mom would make me a special candy cane cake for my birthday. It consisted of a homemade angel food cake, fresh whipped cream and a drizzle of a crunchy candy cane sauce. The beauty of being a December baby is that there are a lot of candy canes around this time of year! Call it nostalgia, but this week I was craving a little something special using candy canes – and that is the inspiration for this smoothie!
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Festive Candy Cane Smoothie
Bear with me on the ingredient list. I’ve tried a few versions of this smoothie, some with a creamy yogurt, others with a handful of cashews, but nothing added a nice creaminess and yet stood back to let the candy canes shine quite like an avocado!
Serving Size: 1 (310 calories)
1 cup water
2 candy canes
handful of ice
Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:
- Avocados – These creamy fruits lend a punch of good healthy fats to your day. They are rich in antioxidants (think glowing, vibrant skin) and yummy B vitamins (which help keeps your energy levels up). Learn more here.
Place ingredients into a Blendtec, or good powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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