This blog is about to get super festive… is it too early? I don’t know the rules, but considering Christmas decorations have been in stores since before Halloween, I think it’s appropriate. I was originally going to make a peppermint brownie or some other baked treat, but the thought of baking and washing dishes made me change my mind. There’s nothing worse than Holiday dishes! I also figured that something on the “healthier” side would be a good idea, and since I’m a smoothie bowl kind of girl, this seemed perfect. While I’m not a huge peppermint fan, it does taste delicious with chocolate (like pretty much everything else), and I had some awesome vegan candy canes that I sprinkled on top, so this did win me over! Luna will be pleased, as candy canes are one of her favorite treats. The base for this pudding is the same as my avocado pudding recipe, you’ll just need to add some peppermint extract to it. If you want this to be a thinner consistency to drink as a smoothie, up the milk to 1 cup and only use one banana instead of two. Simple!
Along with holiday inspired recipes, I’ll be posting gift-giving guides with some ideas that are a little bit “nontraditional”. I had also mentioned earlier that I would be doing an e-book for Thanksgiving, but I decided that I’d rather make an e-book that would be helpful long-term, so look out for something fun in the future 😉
I wish that I had some coconut whip cream to put on my pudding! I thought about it after the fact, but if you’re planning ahead to make this, then I’d highly suggest getting a dairy-free whip cream…you won’t regret it!
Find your favorite mug, pour in a serving of pudding, top with some crushed candy canes and you’re officially in a winter wonderland. This brings back memories of sitting by my grandparent’s fireplace playing board games with my sisters. Ah, nostalgia. This makes enough pudding for at least two people, and snuggling under a cozy blanket while eating is advised.