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Christmas spice milkshake

Christmas spice milkshake

You’ll know it’s getting near Christmas when delicious wafts of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves from this festive Christmas spice milkshake begin to fill the kitchen… even first thing in the morning!

No, I’m not mulling wine. Honest. I’ve actually been experimenting with a little Christmas spice breakfast treat.

I’ve concocted an absolutely scrumptious Christmas Spice Milk Shake. It’s a moreish combination of milk, fruit and fab-yule-ous spices!
Christmas spice milkshake


  • 2 small – medium bananas
  • 2-3 soft dates
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves to taste
  • pinch grated nutmeg to taste
  • pinch tumeric (only if you want to colour it a bit yellow)
  • 1 tablespoon quinoa flakes (you could substitute ground flax seeds or even soaked cashews for the quinoa flakes to add creaminess and protein)
  • 250ml of non-dairy milk or dairy milk of your choice


This festive favourite couldn’t be easier to make. Simply place all the ingredients into a super dooper, whizzy blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. Done!

I use the Optimum 9400 Domestic and Commercial Blender which is a great spec and excellent value compared to other high powered blenders.  I use mine every day.

For an extra special touch, top your shake with a treat like ground cinnamon, grated chocolate, grated nutmeg, cinnamon stick, cacao nibs or bee pollen.

Finally… shhhhlllurrpppppp up your Christmas spice milkshake. Yummy!

Kathy Payne is a Booster of Fertility. Calmer of Hormones. Soother of Modern Life Madness. A Women’s Health Coach with special interests in women’s cycles, fertility, hormonal health, pre/menopause, stress and energy. She’s a reformed former overweight, unfit, exhausted, sick and cranky corporate stress-bunny.

Kathy works face-to-face in Norwich, UK or worldwide via Skype and also offers a range of online classes and courses to take you from hormone-y to harmony. Download her free guide “10 Surprising Signs of Haywire Hormones and Hacks to Help” here:

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