Christmas is dancing and prancing it’s way into our hearts this year and we can’t wait for the big day! We’ve hit the kitchen to start planning our Christmas recipes and oh boy are they looking, smelling and tasting divine. Any recipe for a deliciously merry Christmas has a dollop of love, a generous dash of joy, a garnish of ho-ho hope and a sprinkle of magic stirred in with family and loved ones. One thing that makes Christmas even more magical and bright is the gift of good food. Sharing a meal brings people together and has a way of making its mark in our memory of Christmas day. So in our opinion, it’s a pretty good excuse to go all out and make Christmas as tasty as it is magical.
Grilled Mango and Pineapple Salad
A hot Aussie Christmas calls for a fresh summer salad. The grilled mango gives that classic barbeque flavour, juxtaposed perfectly with the fresh sweetness of pineapple. Although the hero flavour is of course our Chicken Broth Miso Ramen, one of the reasons people don’t make friends with salad, is because of a boring/bland flavour. Well we’re here to say it’s entirely possible to make friends with salad. All you need is a little flavour, and this dish has exactly that!
Creme Brulee Cocktail
Well hey hey Creme Brulee, thanks for joining the Christmas party! It’s golden hour with our Golden Latte being the flavour hero of this cocktail! Pro tip, bring this one out with the maple syrup toffee layered on top of the glass and let the fam and guests crack it open for a fun experience that will make you feel like a masterchef judge.
DIY Pavlova Board
Pavlova deconstructed, mainly because everything mini and DIY is always cute and anything cute has our vote. Now you can choose your exact toppings, and the best part about these little pavlova cuties is they are pre-portioned for you. Let your body accidentally digest before you go back for seconds and thirds. An amazing trick for Christmas feasting. We added our newbie Collagen Beauty™ Tropical, because honestly, the flavour was begging us to put it into a Christmas pavlova.
Pina Colada Granita
Christmas Pina Colada Granita makes for the perfect post swim treat, cool down dessert and palate cleanser. This recipe is a timely excuse to try the new Collagen Beauty™ Tropical flavour. We take full responsibility for all compliments on your granita glow.
Spicy Mango Margarita
Spice it up this Christmas and make some Spicy Mango Margaritas! Mangoes are an iconic Australian summer fruit, and these margies are about to become your iconic Christmas drink to compliment your Christmas table spread. What’s even spicier about this number, is that it has our Collagen Beauty™ Tropical in it, so you can glow as bright as the star on top of your tree!
Christmas Rice Paper Rolls
Rice paper rolls tick all the boxes when it comes to ease, time savers, guaranteed goodness, health and affordability. There’s also endless options when it comes to combinations and sauces to pair them with. We’ve gone with some iconic Christmas suspects like pomegranate, mint and some colourful veggies, paired back with a tasty miso peanut sauce. We see these rice papers rolling and nobody hating.
Almond Cashew Pine Cone
Pack a flavour punch with this fun recipe. Mint, parsley and rosemary create a rich classic dip that goes perfectly with crackers or on top of bread. Plus, this little number makes for a ridiculously cool table decoration, just don’t confuse this with the real pinecones on display when you plate up, we can confirm, real pinecones are not as tasty!
Vegan Spinach Sourdough Cob Loaf
Thinking of making a cob loaf to bring to the festivities? You bread our minds! Because cob loafs are an absolute crowd pleaser, we just had to make one on Sourdough and add a little extra goodness in with some greens and veggie broth. While the weather for an Australian Christmas is pretty toasty, so is a crunchy and flavoursome cob loaf.
Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
A cocktail that tastes like pumpkin pie, this little lady isn’t shy! She’s full of flavour and ready to rock your Christmas dessert world! Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy a million different spices to create this masterpiece. We’ve simplified things with the goodness of our Golden Latte. Contentment is one word to sum up the feeling of this delish dessert cocktail.
Christmas Coconut Clinkers
A healthy Christmas spin on a nostalgic treat. You might have to hide these ones from the kids if you want any left before putting them out on the table. Bite into a chocolate treat and make Christmas even more colourful and sweet with these coconut clinkers. Made with some superfood goodness from our Thriving Protein Vanilla and free from artificial colouring with our Matcha Latte and Velvet Latte.
Toum Dip with Christmas Crackers
We see you there last minute prepping for brunch with the in-laws. This Toum is a traditional Lebanese garlic dip, it’s easy to make, and it’s sure to impress. It’s creamy and dreamy - you could even put it on linguine. As for Christmas crackers, they are oh so impressive to bring to the table alongside toum and fried haloumi, cue the mouth watering.
Roast Pumpkin, Caramelised Onion, Goat Cheese & Zucchini Flower Tart
Apologies if this tart ends up in your dreams, but it’s not hard to see why. In fact, we’re already dreaming and drooling about this tart, it’s a flavour combination made in heaven! Caramelised onion ties together perfectly with pumpkin, goats cheese and zucchini. It’s that good, we wouldn’t be surprised if this one makes it into the weekly rotation.
Peanut butter cups
Peanut Butter Cups, for that sweet tooth and post lunch/dinner snack. Is there really any better friend for chocolate than peanut butter? These may as well be called happy cups, they lift the Christmas spirit up and up! Made dairy free too for those that need it.
Tropical Paloma, because an Aussie Christmas wouldn’t be quite the same without a tropical cocktail! Collagen Beauty™ Tropical along with grapefruit, brings the perfect flavour to go alongside tequila for a fresh and fab feel of the tropics on Christmas day!