Healthy Holiday Treats You NEED to Try!

Posted by Shelby from Flat Tummy Co on

It’s the holiday season, which means a never-ending supply of sweet treats! No need to throw away those goals you’ve worked hard for all year. We’re sharing three tasty treats you'll want to reach for, all with a healthy spin!


protein peppermint balls

Mint & Dark Choc Protein Balls (no-bake)

Healthy, tasty and protein packed, what more could you ask for in a holiday treat?! The combo of dark chocolate and peppermint is divine, bonus they pair perfectly with our Vegan Hot Cocoa (recipe below).


Ingredients: Yields 10

  • 10 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup nut butter of your choice (we love using almond butter)
  • ¼ cup Chocolate or Vanilla Dairy-Free Protein Shake
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract 
  • ¼ tsp salt


    • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Note: if your nut butter of choice is on the drier side you may need to add a little water - add until the batter is well mixed but not runny
    • Roll into even sized balls, roughly 2 inches in diameter. Optional: dust with cocoa powder.
    • Cool in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
    • Enjoy!


    vegan hot cocoa

    Vegan Hot Cocoa

    What’s cozier then sipping on a mug of hot cocoa in front of a roaring fire on a chilly day? Vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this experience, with our tasty and dairy-free hot cocoa recipe here below.


    Ingredients: Serves 2

    • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
    • 3 tbsp dairy-free chocolate 
    • 1 tbsp raw sugar 
    • ¼ tsp peppermint extract 


    • Pour almond milk into a saucepan and heat over medium 
    • Once milk is warmed, add cocoa powder, dairy-free chocolate and sugar. Whisk to combine.
    • Continue cooking on the stove over medium heat until all ingredients dissolved in the milk and have reached your preferred drinking temperature. 
    • Test sweetness and adjust accordingly, lastly add in your peppermint extract.
    • Pour into your fav holiday mug and enjoy with your bestie! (we like to toss a couple vegan mini marshmallows on top).


    peppermint protein shake

    Peppermint Patty Protein Shake

    The holidays are a busy time, there’s no denying that. Grabbing a meal on the go doesn’t have to mean turning to fast food. Check out this healthy high protein shake, with a festive twist!


    Ingredients: Serves 2

    • Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
    • Add with your fav toppings and enjoy! 


    Now you’re all set to enjoy the holidays with some healthy recipes in your back pocket. Make your favorite and enjoy the festivities! 


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