Get those taste buds in the festive spirit with this quick, easy and healthy gingerbread smoothie.
Recently, Friday mornings have become my smoothie mornings. After a solid week of workouts, I love whipping up a thick and creamy smoothie to celebrate the last day of the work week and ease into the weekend.
Last week, I was craving something new. As I was brainstorming flavors, eyes scanning everything I had in the pantry, I zoomed in on the batch of gingerbread granola I was somehow still making my way through. “Hmmm… whatever smoothie I make,” I decided, “I’m definitely sprinkling some of that gingerbread granola magic on top.”
What better smoothie to go with gingerbread granola than a gingerbread smoothie! Double the gingerbread goodness!
I immediately set to work pulling out everything I needed to whip up the perfect gingerbread spice: molasses, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Then I got out all the perfect smoothie making ingredients: frozen banana, almond milk, protein powder.
A few whirls in the blender, and I was in business.
This gluten free and vegan smoothie came out better than I could have imagined. I know some of you are anti-smoothies in cold weather, but one, it’s still warm here in Austin (not like the cold weather would deter) and two, I bet this wintery, holiday spiced smoothie will change your mind.
- 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger spice
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 ground clove
- small handful ice
- optional: 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or unflavored should be good - I used (I used Now Foods Vanilla Toffee Pea Protein)
- optional: small handful gingerbread granola
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour in a glass or bowl.
- Top with granola (if desired) and enjoy!
Are you a smoothie-all-year type of person?