Healthy Gingerbread Smoothies

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

Gingerbread Smoothies

Gingerbread Smoothies

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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.

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Gingerbread Smoothies

By on January 5th, 2016

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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20 thoughts on “Healthy Gingerbread Smoothies”

  1. Is it still acceptable to drink and eat gingerbread things in April? I have so much molasses leftover from my holiday baking and this smoothie looks like the perfect way to use it up!

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  2. This is the perfect smoothie to curb that pesky sweet tooth 😉 I’m a smoothie addict so I’m sure I’ll try this soon!

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