12 healthy Christmas recipes from our fave bloggers | Loveraw

12 healthy Christmas recipes from our fave bloggers

From healthy sweet treats to mulled-wine alternatives… they’ve done it all

1- Festive Energy Balls by @a.balanced.life - featuring our Energise Organic Food Booster Blend!

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

These bad boys are the ultimate healthy Christmas treat - even the snowy toppings are good for you! The cinnamon is sure to leave you feeling festive as well as energised. Try leaving a plate for Santa this Christmas and we think you might end up with some extra gifts under the tree.… and we’re definitely not biased because they’re full of our Energise Food Booster Blend.

2- Beetroot Carpaccio Blinis by @madeleine_shaw_

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free

Christmas party? No problem! These blinis work perfectly as a platter of orderves to pass around your guests. As well as being fresh and flavoursome, they’re an easy dish to present beautifully (I mean, look at them!!). Certainly better than a defrosted prawn ring, by any standard.

3- Gluten-free Cranberry, Seed, and Nut Roast by @thehealthybeard

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

It’s always a struggle to find a tasty alternative for the ever-famous Christmas turkey, but this nut roast makes us forget about what we’re replacing. Full of classic festive flavours like cranberry, sage, and walnut, this roast will go down perfectly at the centre of the Christmas dinner table, and might even end up on the plates of any meat-eating relatives!

4- Vegan Chocolate, Orange, and Ginger Cake by @spamellab

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

This one is a show-stopper kind of dessert, perfect for any perfectionist chefs out there! The assortment of deliciously healthy toppings make it look as good as it tastes, and we need to get our hands on some of that edible glitter!

5- Fruity Christmas Castagnaccio by @happyskinkitchen

Low gluten content, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

A new and improved take on the traditionally humble Italian cake, it has a warm caramel sauce that you’ll be craving until next Christmas. The cinnamon, orange, and figs make for a moorish festive blend that is only enriched by the warm topping. We dare you not to eat the whole thing at once!

6- Warm Spicy Apple & Carrot Drink by @gkstories

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

The little ones in the house will especially love this one. The juices are given an extra festive punch by adding cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. If you’re not sharing with any kids and want to add a cheeky kick too, you can always add a splash of your favourite spirit (Green Kitchen Stories recommend 1 part rum to 3 parts juice).

7- Niki’s Christmas Nuts by @rebelrecipes

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

Perfect for a last-minute Christmas gift that still has a personal touch! Packed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice to give them some festive heat, these nuts are then balanced out with a dollop of maple syrup to leave them in a perfect balance between sweet and savoury. They look great presented in a glass mason jar with cute Christmas labels - that’s if you can bring yourself to give them away!

8- Homemade Chai Spice Latte by @lifeofgoodness_

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

As Tiana herself puts it, chai spice is like getting a big, warm hug! This latte is a great way to feel cosy this Christmas whilst still taking great care of your body. It’s also perfect for any coffee addicts out there who fancy a festive twist this month.

9- Mince pies by @hemsleyhemsley

Gluten free, refined sugar free

This wouldn’t be a list of Christmas recipes without mince pies, so we’re happy to see that the Hemsley sisters have made us some healthy ones! Finally, a guilt-free version of the absolutely classic festive indulgence… our mouths are watering...

10- Easy Sugar-Free Mulled Wine by @anisa.sabet

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

It’s easy to forget how many unhealthy ingredients we can fill up on through what we drink over Christmas. This mulled wine is a great way to enjoy a Christmas classic with a healthier twist without sacrificing flavour, and it also looks incredible! Pass us another cup, please?

11- Holiday Glazed Acorn Squash with Pomegranates and Toasted Pine Nuts by @eaturselfskinny

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan

Another worthy contender for the dreaded ‘Christmas turkey or vegan-option’ battle. This dish can be used as a side or bulked up to be the main event. The pomegranate seeds give an indulgent sweetness to the dish while keeping it light and fresh, and the honey and cider vinegar glaze is aromatic and delicious… your kitchen will also smell great after cooking this!

12- Double Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies by @minimalistbaker

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan

Would it be Christmas without cookies? Probably not. Luckily, minimalistbaker came up with a healthy recipe for them… with PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE. Seriously, do we even need to tell you anything else?

Let us know if you experiment with any of these dishes for Christmas! We can’t wait to see what you create. Merry Christmas!


Team LoveRaw

 

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