Gingerbread smoothies are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. They’re low in fat, high in fiber, protein, and calcium, and a good source of vitamin C and iron.Gingerbread Smoothies

Christmas was almost two weeks ago and we’re already well into the new year, but I’m not quite ready to say good-bye to that magical time of year when eating cookies for breakfast is socially acceptable.

Unfortunately I need to get a handle on this sweet tooth that I’ve developed before it gets completely out of control, so I took matters into my own hands and created a healthy gingerbread smoothie with all of the spicy sweet flavor of my favorite cookies. It was love at first sip and I’ve been drinking them all week. They’re completely crave-able and are just as delicious for breakfast as they are for dessert. (I’d whip up another batch right now, if I wasn’t all out of bananas.)

These gingerbread smoothies are made with lots of molasses, which gives them a complex flavor, and plenty of fresh ginger for a spicy kick. Banana and Greek yogurt make them nice and thick, and there’s just enough ice to give them a milkshake-like texture without making them too icy cold. If you must, you can add a hand full of baby spinach, but I think these gingerbread smoothies are pretty perfect just the way they are.

Gingerbread Smoothies

For more gingerbread recipes, try: Gingerbread Hot Chocolate // Gingerbread Creme Brûlée // Double Ginger Apple Gingerbread // Chocolate Gingerbread Crumb Cake // Caramel Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

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Gingerbread Smoothies

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk or nondairy milk of your choice (I use unsweetened coconut milk)
  • 1 banana
  • 4 Tablespoons rolled oats (uncooked)
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch allspice
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the ice, to your blender. Cover and blend on high for 15-20 seconds, or until very smooth.
  2. Add the ice. Cover and blend on high for another 20-30 seconds, using the tamper to press the ice down into the blades.
  3. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

http://www.healthy-delicious.com/gingerbread-smoothies/

Gingerbread Smoothies

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