Healthy Christmas Recipes

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Don’t want to sound cheesy, but Christmas is the time of the year that has a special place in our hearts. There are so many things that add to the amazing festive atmosphere, it’s just hard not to love it. And what do you need to create your own magical Christmas, besides good snowfall, decorations, lights, and good company? Well, original Christmas food ideas of course!

As someone who cares about their well-being and the quality of nutrition, for you spending the winter holiday properly calls for a healthy Christmas menu. And whether it’s Christmas dinner or Christmas lunch you’re aiming to cook, we have made a thorough research to give you more than one suggestion on every stage of a 3 course meal, plus a few delectable drinks. So stay with us to learn about the best healthy Christmas recipes we picked specially for you.

Christmas Drink Recipes

First things first, let’s start with beverages that are often preferred at home, in coffee shops, and bars, especially when it’s this time of the year.

Low-Fat Eggnog

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Traditions must be kept. That’s why we’ll break the ice with a delicious eggnog that’s even lower in fat than most other similar recipes. Treat your friends to this warm bliss when they come over for a chit chat, they’ll love it.

Servings: 2
Preparation time: 20 minutes (plus 4 hours chill time)

Ingredients:

– 2 large eggs and 1 egg yolk
– 1/4 cup fat free sweetened condensed milk
– 2 cups skim milk
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated whole nutmeg ( and some more for garnish)
– ½ scraped vanilla bean
– 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
– 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
– ¼ cup white/red rum or bourbon (optional)

Preparation Method:

– Grab a medium sauce pan and set your oven to medium heat. Put in the pan 1 ½ cups of all the milk, the vanilla pod and seeds, and leave them to burble on the oven.
– In the meantime, use a medium bowl to beat the condensed milk, the eggs, egg yolk, nutmeg, cornstarch, and sea salt until you have a homogeneous texture and a pale-yellow color.
– Gradually pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking all the time. After that, pour it back into the pan. Use a wooden spoon to stir constantly over low heat, until the mixture begins to thicken. It usually takes circa 10 minutes.
– Remove from the oven and immediately pour in the remaining ½ cup of milk, again while stirring.
– Move the eggnog in an ewer or a jug. Cover it with something and leave it in the fridge for at least 4 hours or for an entire night.
– Take the vanilla pod away. Add the rum/bourbon if you wish to bring some spirit spiciness to the eggnog.
– Read the full recipe here.

Barcelona Hot Chocolate

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This is how you honor your holiday spirit, with a nice warm cup of exquisite hot chocolate! And if you think a “healthy Christmas recipe” is a designation not typical for chocolate drinks, you could very easily change your opinion on the matter with this one! This version lets you plunge into the real meaning of pure dark chocolate and espresso flavor that’s valued not just in Barcelona, but all around Europe. Not matter where you’re from though, you can now relish this liquid goodness and even think about its aftertaste for hours.

Servings: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

– 2/3 cup boiling water
– 1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
– 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 2 oz. nicely chopped organic dark chocolate (80% or higher cocoa content) or bittersweet chocolate (60% to 70% cocoa)
– 1 cup strong coffee or brewed espresso
– ¼ cup brown sugar or mascobado sugar
– 1/4 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
– 1 2-inch piece orange rind
– Cocoa powder (optional)

Preparation Method:

– Use a medium pan to blend the boiling water and the chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted.
– Add the milk and the rest of the ingredients (through the rind).
– Heat for 5 minutes on medium-low heat, while whisking. Then remove the orange rind.
– Since the recipe is for 4 servings, pour the hot Barcelona chocolate into 4 mugs or cups.
– Read the full recipe here.

Gingered Cider Hot Toddie

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Hot chocolate and coffee are constants for the winter holidays. But as individuals who always talk about the power of superfoods and all that, we believe it’s only right we included a fantastic, tasty beverage that can fortify your immunity and resistance against colds.

Given the fact the cold weather predisposes us to catch the flu, this warm drink is a total must in the list. Just look at the ingredients. The well-known combo of ginger, honey, and lemon, plus the natural apple cider among other beneficial ingredients, make this a true elixir for the immune system, and a strong free-radical eliminator. When prepared right, the flavor is also a killer. Check it out.

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

– 1/8 teaspoon ginger
– 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
– 2 cups warmed apple cider
– 1 bag of your favorite tea (no matter the flavor)
– 1 cinnamon stick
– 1 lemon slice
– 1 shot Rum, Brandy, Whiskey, or Bourbon (optional)

Preparation Method:

– Warm the apple cider in a mug.
– Steam the tea bag in the cider for around 5 minutes.
– Add the ginger and honey.
– Then stir with the cinnamon stick and leave it in the mug.
– Add a shot of alcohol of your choosing.
– Read the full recipe here.

Pomegranate Mojito

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For those who take delight in Christmas cocktails, we’ve picked the pomegranate mojito. It will add a lot of bright thematic color and mood to any party. This has a light, semi-sweet and slightly bitter taste with a little fizz thanks to the presence of champagne in it. Using high quality, clear alcohol and all-natural ingredients for the rest of the recipe would result in lesser calories, which is definitely a target for those who watch what they eat and drink, even when it’s Christmas.

Servings: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

– 1/3 cup pomegranate juice
– 1 oz rum (white or dark)
– ½ cup champagne
– ¼ teaspoon stevia (or to taste)
– 1 tablespoon lime juice
– Ice
– Pomegranate arils for ornament

Preparation Method:

– Add the pomegranate juice, lime juice, stevia, and rum in a glass. Mix well.
– Read the full recipe here.

Appetizers

After giving you a few tips on what you could prepare as a drink, now it’s time to move on to the eating part with a few dainties that can crack your appetite. These healthy Christmas appetizers are so delicious they might as well pass as an appetizer and a main course if you go too far with them. But heck, who cares, eat as much as you want, after all, it’s Christmas!

Egg Snowman

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Speaking from the behalf of the whole OrganicPowerFoods team, eggs are one of our favorite foods, using them in such a creative manner to hand-make these little fellas puts a huge smile on our faces. This is hands down one of the wittiest appetizers and one of the best Christmas recipes in our book, despite the easiness of its preparation.

Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

– 6 large hard-boiled eggs
– 6 small hard-boiled eggs
– Uncooked pasta
– 1 carrot
– Peppercorns
– Parsley
– 1 skewer /BBQ stick

Preparation Method:

– Peel off the egg shells. Peel the carrot and cut its ends. Then slice the carrot so that you have 6 round pieces from each end with width of 0.5 cm.
– Cut off the top and bottom of the eggs.
– Pierce the eggs with the BBQ skewer to make a hole then pull them out. Do the same with the carrot slices.
– Stick the pasta into the two eggs and the carrot slices. Break the excessive pasta that is sticking out the carrot.
– Read the full recipe here.

Goat Cheese Grape Balls

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These are easy to prepare Christmas Eve food, yet they look like shiny gems on the table. A goat cheese grape ball is a simple, yet sophisticated appetizer that brings semi-savory, semi-sweet, and fresh flavor that is sure to be appreciated by everyone on the dining table.

Ingredients:

– 450g (1lb) soft goat cheese
– A cluster of your favorite grapes (if you want the dish to be more colorful, use both green and red grapes)
– A jar of liquefied honey
– 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
– 1/3 cup shelled hazelnuts

Preparation Method:

– Wash the grapes and dry them.
– Grind the hazelnuts and pistachios in a blender or chop them with a knife.
– Roll the grape grains between your palms in goat cheese. Make sure you’ve cheese-covered all grains good.
– Next, carefully spread a thin layer of honey on each cheese-covered grape and roll them separately in the chopped pistachios and hazelnuts.
– Read the full recipe here.

Bruschettas are fantastic for multi occasions and every season. When made with good ingredients, they go easy on your conscious, plus they can be so delicious they remind you why Italian cuisine is so highly appraised all around the world. If you want heart healthy recipes, this one’s for you. Opting for wholegrain bread and especially the omega-rich olive oil is what guarantees it.  That’s why we couldn’t help but include a classic tomato and basil bruschetta recipe in our top Christmas dishes.

Tomatoes are a weakness of ours, and we don’t even have to begin talking about how much we love them when they are mixed with basil and olive oil. And when all that is spread on a crunchy, wholegrain bruschetta… just makes your mouth drool by thinking about it! So don’t just think about it, cook it this Christmas!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: makes 24 small slices, serves 6-10 as appetizers

Ingredients:

– 1 regular or wholegrain Italian bread/baguette French bread
– ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
– 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
– 6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes or another tomato sort (around 1.5 lbs)
– 6-8 fresh basil leaves, sliced or chopped
– 2 minced garlic cloves (around 2 teaspoons)
– 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
– ½ ground black pepper (or to taste)
– 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)

General tips and notes:

The recipe suggests plum tomatoes, because they’re somewhat thicker on the inside, with less juice and seeds. They’re easier to blend with the other ingredients and maintain coherence. However, feel free to use a tomato sort of your liking. If you choose cherry tomatoes, don’t waste time blanching or peeling, simply quarter them.

To easily chop the basil leaves, you can stack them on top of each other then roll as if you were rolling a cigar. Make thin slices from one end to the other and you’re all done.

Preparation Method:

– Blanch and peel tomatoes. To do that, boil 2 quarts of water. As the water is heating, cut them shallowly in a cross pattern at the tip ends of the tomatoes. This procedure will make the tomatoes easier to peel. When the water heating hits boiling point, remove the pot from the stove and put the tomatoes in it to blanch for 1 minute. Remove tomatoes with a slotted spoon and leave them to cool a little. Carefully remove the skins and use a paring knife to remove the stem base. Cut the tomatoes into either quarters or halves then try to squeeze the juice and seeds out of them.
– Preheat the oven to 230°C (450°F) and put the rack in the highest oven slot.
– Chop the tomatoes nicely and put them in a medium bowl. Mix in the minced garlic, balsamic vinegar and the 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. While stirring, add the basil, salt, and pepper. Add the recommended amounts or experiment gently to adjust to your taste. Tomatoes absorb a lot of salt, so it may take more then you thought it would to add some flavor to them.
– Slice the bread diagonally to make 0.5 inch thick slices. Sprinkle each slice with olive oil and place olive oil-side down in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet. When the oven reaches 230°C, toast the bread slices in the top rack for 5 minutes until they gain a light-brown color on the edges. You may need to toast them in batches, but a good result is worth the effort.
– Read the full recipe here.

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart

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Picture this: you singing “O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging” and grabbing a huge scrumptious piece of this pull-apart tree! You can really spark up your Xmas dinner with such a creative dish. If you have guests, some of them could want to take a photo on the whole tree before everyone starts pulling their share. This is a lovely Christmas appetizer that can quickly become anybody’s main course if they snatch a second and third piece.

Ingredients:

– 1 can (13.8 oz) refrigerated wholegrain artisan pizza crust or a regular pizza crust
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese
– 4oz (or half a brick) cream cheese
– 3 tablespoons freshly chopped rosemary and basil
– 1 clove finely minced garlic
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 1 cup warmed marinara sauce for dipping

Preparation Method:

– Heat the oven to 400°. Place the pizza dough on a work surface and stretch it to a 10×15 inch size.
– Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 36 equal squares or circles.
– Mix nicely the cream cheese and shredded cheese in a bowl.
– Add 1 tablespoon cream cheese over each square/circle of dough.
– Make a ball with the dough to seal the edges.
– Place on a cookie sheet in a alder tree form.
– Bake for from 15 to17 minutes, until the dough becomes golden brown.
– Read the full recipe here.

Christmas main courses

You think what we’ve shown already sounds and looks delicious? It is, but we promise things are about to get even heavier, so stay with us.

Layered Mashed Potato & Mushroom Casserole

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A Christmas lunch or a Christmas dinner does look a lot better with a good old casserole on the table, doesn’t it? And if you like casseroles, here’s one that’s very tempting and feels incredibly on the palate, especially if you’re into potatoes and a strong mushroom touch in a savory dish.

Total time: 2 h
Prep time: 1 h 20 m
Servings: 12
Serving size: about 3/4 cup

Ingredients:

– 1 ½ lbs halved white mushrooms or cremini mushrooms
– 3 ½ lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
– ½ cup nonfat buttermilk
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
– 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
– 4 cups chard or spinach, trimmed and nicely chopped
– 3/4 cup chopped shallots
– 1 large egg plus 1 large egg white, beaten
– 1 cup mushroom broth or low-sodium beef broth
– ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
– 1 ¼ teaspoons sea salt, divided
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
– 1 tablespoon butter
– 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation Method:

– Pour 1 inch water in a big pot to simmer on the stove. Place the potatoes in a steamer basket. Cover them and steam at medium-low heat, replenishing the water if necessary. Steam until potatoes become tender, it usually requires 20 to 30 minutes.
– Chop the mushrooms with a knife or in a chopper.
– Put the potatoes in a large bowl. Then add the butter and mash good until you have a puree texture. While stirring, add in the buttermilk, egg, egg white, and 1 teaspoon salt. Set the bowl aside.
– Heat the olive oil in a skillet at medium heat.
– Add the garlic and shallots. Cook for 1 minute while stirring slowly, until you feel their scent.
– Add the mushrooms. Cook and stir frequently for 10-12 minutes until they release their juice and the pan is almost dry.
– Toss in the spinach/chard and do the same for 4 minutes.
– Use a small bowl to whisk the flour and broth. Once they’re mixed good, add them to the pan along with the rosemary, pepper, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
– Stir for 1 minute until the consistency bubbles and thickens.
– Preheat the oven to 400°F.
– To arrange, spread half of the potato stew in an even layer in a 9×13 inch (or similar 3 quart) dish. Dust half the parmesan over the potatoes. Spread the mushroom blend on top, and spread the rest of the mashed potatoes over the mushrooms. Finish with the second half of the parmesan.
– Read the full recipe here.

New Potatoes With Balsamic And Shallot Butter

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We’ll proceed with another potato-based dish that could easily become one of your favorite healthy Christmas recipes!

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

– 4 lbs potatoes of your choosing
– 1/3 cup melted butter
– 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
– 3 tablespoons minced shallots
– 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper or 1/8 teaspoon tricolor pepper
– 1 ½ finely chopped fresh basil or parsley
– 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
– 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

Preparation Method:

– Use a small pan to heat the vinegar at medium heat, until it begins to boil. Reduce the temperature to low and simmer until the vinegar is reduced to around 2 tablespoons as quantity. In the end, it will thicken like syrup. The procedure usually takes 10 minutes.
– Transfer the vinegar to another bowl and let it cool for a little.
– In the meantime, use another saucepan to heat the potatoes in deep water. Heat until boiling point, then turn down the heat to low and let them simmer for about 20 minutes, or until they become tender, then drain the water.
– While potatoes are burbling, add to the cooled vinegar some of the rest of the ingredients: the shallots, butter, black pepper, thyme, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Mix well to blend everything and set aside.
– Cut the drained potatoes in halves, and place them in a serving bowl.
– Read the full recipe here.

Roast Christmas Turkey

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It would be so untraditional not to include a turkey recipe for Christmas, right? Unless you’re on a vegetarian or vegan diet, we bet you’d be eager to try some of this! This turkey is perfect not only for Christmas Eve, but for every other occasion or Saturday dinner.

Cooking Time: 3h 40 min
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

– 4 or 4.5 kg higher-welfare turkey, at room temperature
– 1 liters organic chicken or vegetable stock
– 1 large orange
– Olive oil
– 1 sprig fresh sage, leaves picked
– 12 strips thinly sliced streaky bacon or higher-welfare pancetta
– 300g organic minced pork
– 4 peeled, medium onions
– 1 bulb garlic, peeled and broken into cloves
– 2 sticks trimmed and chopped celery
– 1 handful dried apricots
– 1 lemon
– 1 big handful breadcrumbs
– 1 large free-range egg
– 1 pinch grated nutmeg
– Freshly ground black pepper
– Sea salt
– 12 small sprigs rosemary (and a few extra)
– 2 tablespoons plain flour
– 2 peeled carrots

Preparation Method:

– Preheat the oven to maximum. Heat a saucepan, until it’s averagely hot and sprinkle in the olive oil, 6 of the bacon strips/pancetta, and the sage leaves. Chop and peel 1 onion and 2 garlic cloves. Add the celery, garlic, and onion to the saucepan and fry everything lightly, until golden brown.
– Remove the pan from the stove and add in the breadcrumbs. While the mixture is cooling down, cut the apricots and stir them in.
– When the stuffing cools down, add the pork, egg, nutmeg, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and mix everything good.
– Slice in half the remaining bacon strips/pancetta. Slice 1 peeled garlic clove into thin slivers.
– Place a rosemary sprig and a garlic sliver on one end of a halved strip of pancetta and roll it up tightly.
– Read the full recipe here.

Acorn Squash Stuffed With Chard & White Beans

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Stuffed dishes often find place in a traditional Christmas menu. That’s why we selected this exquisite vegetarian recipe that is sure to draw everybody’s attention when they sit at the dining table.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 40 min

Ingredients:

– 2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded
– 1 15 oz. can white beans, rinsed
– 1/3 cup coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs
– 8 cups chopped chard leaves (about 1 large bunch chard)
– 1/2 cup chopped onion
– 2 minced cloves garlic
– 1 tablespoon tomato paste
– 1/4 cup chopped olives
– 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
– 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
– 2 tablespoons water

Preparation Method:

– Cut a small slice off the bottom of each squash half so it sits flat on the surface. Smear the insides with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Place in a 9×13 inch dish. You can either steam the squash until it’s fairly tender, or put it in a microwave-safe dish and microwave it for about 12 minutes at high temperature until you have the same result.
– In the meantime, use a skillet to heat 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat. Add in the onion and stir for 2,3 minutes until it turns light-brown. Then add the garlic and stir for another minute. After that, put in the rest of the ¼ teaspoon each pepper and salt, the tomato paste, and chard, while stirring. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-5 minutes until tender.
– Stir in olives and white beans. Cook until heated through for a few more minutes. Remove from the stove.
– Place the rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the broiler.
– Read the full recipe here.

Healthy Christmas Desserts

It was a long ride, but here comes the part we’re sure many of you would love the most. It’s already midnight, everybody’s wishing the others a Merry Christmas, and everybody’s unwrapping presents. It’s when a sweet moment can become even sweeter with these dessert!

Low-Sugar Christmas Biscuits

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Since biscuits are a must when talking about healthy holiday desserts, we picked the best one of all easy Christmas cookie recipes that can satisfy your sweet tooth during the holidays. These are insanely delicious, look awesome, and are simply great to complement your coffee or tea. Friends and family will definitely be pleased if you treat them with a scrumptious, health-friendly dessert like this.

Prep Time: Less than 30 min
Cooking Time: Less than 10 min
Servings: 36 biscuits

Ingredients:

– 275g / 9 ¾ plain flour or wholegrain flour (plus extra for dusting)
– 1 free-range egg
– 100g / 3 ½ oz unsalted softened butter
– 60g / 2 ¼ oz soft brown muscovado sugar
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1 tablespoon finely chopped candied peel
– Halved almonds for décor

Preparation Method:

– Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof baking paper.
– Mix and beat the sugar and butter together in a bowl, until you have a fluffy, light cream. Add the vanilla, crack in the egg, and continue whisking.
– Add in the flour, cinnamon and candied peel, then continue whisking until you have homogeneous dough.
– Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface with 1 cm/ ½ inch thickness.
– Use a glass or cookie cutters to shape biscuits out of the dough, then place them on the baking tray.
– Decorate with the almond halves.
– Read the full recipe here.

Strawberry Whipped Cream Santas

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Complicated recipes aren’t always the most impressive. Sometimes, it’s the creativity that counts when you’re making healthy holiday desserts. And in our opinion, the strawberry whipped cream santas are a very ingenious cooking idea that is simple, perfect for the celebration, and a total eye-catcher!

Ingredients:

– 14-18 strawberries (depending on the size)
– 1 cup organic heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons whipped cream stabilizer (optional)
– ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, muscovado sugar or coconut sugar
– Mini dark chocolate chips

Preparation Method:

– Put the cream in a bowl. Mix the stabilizer with the sugar and pour slowly into the cream, while beating it. Beat the cream into dense, fluffy snow.
– Cut the strawberries in half, leaving about 1/3 of the tip of a strawberry for the top element (the hat), and 2/3 of the strawberry for the lower part (the body).
– Layer whipped cream on top of each lower part, then place the top of each strawberry over the cream. The cream filling itself will serve as Santa’s face.
– Read the full recipe here.

Low-Calorie Orange Cups

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Some tropical fruits are kind of typical even for Christmas, like oranges for instance. If you like them, then these light orange cups suite your style and will satisfy your sweets cravings, sparing you many calories otherwise.

Total Time: 5 min
Servings: 1

Ingredients:

– 1 orange, sliced in half
– ½ apple, peeled, colored, and diced
– ¼ banana, peeled and sliced
– 2 tablespoons low-fat yoghurt
– ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation Method:

– Remove fruit from orange, leaving the shell intact. Separate orange pieces and cut them in smaller pieces.
– In a bowl, combine the fruit, yoghurt, and cinnamon.
– Read the full recipe here.

Happy Healthy Christmas Cake

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And finally, a Christmas cake recipe will… well, take the cake for the dessert group! There’s no need explaining why, just look at the picture, it makes your mouth water in seconds. Preparing it is worth every minute.

Day One

Ingredients For Fruit Mixture

– 1 440g tin of crushed unsweetened pineapple
– 600g dried fruit (150g raisins, 100g figs, 100g chopped dates or prunes, 150g sultanas, 100g apricots)
– Lemon juice (of 1 lemon)
– 2 tablespoons brandy (optional)

How To Make The Fruit Mix

– Mix all the fruits and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Stir carefully a few times during the day. Make sure the liquid has soaked into the fruits.

Day Two

Ingredients For Nut Blend:

– 1 ½ cup raw macadamias or almonds
– 1 cup fine coconut, ground
– 8 tablespoons arrowroot

How To Make Nut Mixture:

– Ground as nicely as you can.
– Mix all the ingredients together in another bowl.

Ingredients For Divine Mixture:

– Grated rinds of 2 lemons
– 2 teaspoons ginger powder (or fresh grated)
– 2 eggs
– 4 tablespoons maple syrup
– 2 oz. melted coconut oil or 4 tablespoons coconut cream
– 2 heaped teaspoons of sifted cream of tartar
– 2 teaspoons mixed spice
– 1 heaped teaspoon of sifted baking soda

How To Make Divine Mixture

– When the melted coconut oil has cooled down a little, mix it with the maple syrup.
– Beat 2 eggs in, until they become fluffy.
– Join in the rest of the ingredients and blend gently.

How To Make The Christmas Cake:

– Mix well the fruit mixture with the divine mixture.
– Add the nut mixture in 3 times, while stirring carefully.
– Pour the mixture (or use a spoon) into a lined 20cm x 20cm square cake tin or a round tin.
– Read the full recipe here.


Boy, if all that wasn’t comprehensive, we don’t know what is! If you were having trouble coming up with new and interesting healthy Christmas recipes for this year, now you have them in exuberance. Remember, food is a great way to surprise your family and friends, as well as to promote good holiday spirit.

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