You know it’s getting near Christmas when your kitchen – okay MY kitchen – smells like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

NO, I’m not mulling wine. Honest.

It’s breakfast time here!

I’ve been experimenting with a little Christmas spice breakfast treat.   I’ve concocted a Christmas Spice Milk Shake. It’s so tasty I may even treat myself to one on The Big Day before hitting the beach/woods with the dynamic doodle dog duo and Mr P.

Here’s the skinny for enough Christmas Spice Milk Shake to feed one Hungry Horace.

Ingredients for Christmas Spice Milk Shake

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 (I chose almond milk as thats what I made yesterday)

ground cinnamon, grated chocolate, grated nutmeg, cinnamon stick, cacao nibs, bee pollen or whatever else you fancy for decorating the top.

Method for Christmas Spice Milk Shake

Whack all the ingredients into a super dooper, whizzy blender and whizz until smooth and creamy.

Serve in your fave smoothie/shake glass topped with festive treats.

And shhhhlllurrpppppp up your Christmas Spice Milk Shake.

I use the Froothie 9400 blender which is a great spec and excellent value compared to other high powered benders.  I use mine every day.   Find out more about my tippety top blender, dehydrator  and juicer RIGHT HERE. .

Let me know if you like the shake.  Even post pictures on my Facebook page?