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.
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 gluten-free gingerbread 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.
For more gingerbread recipes, try: Gingerbread Hot Chocolate // Gingerbread Creme Brûlée // Double Ginger Apple Gingerbread // Chocolate Gingerbread Crumb Cake // Caramel Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ 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
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 pinch allspice
- 1 cup ice
- Add all of the ingredients, except the ice, to your blender. Cover and blend on high for 15-20 seconds, or until very smooth.
- Add the ice. Cover and blend on high for another 20-30 seconds, using the tamper to press the ice down into the blades.
- Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.
20 thoughts on “Healthy Gingerbread Smoothies”
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!
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!
Yes!!! I am obsessed with gingerbread! This looks so good!
These really put the smooooth in smoothie! Looks so good!
This is what I need for breakfast right now! You can’t go wrong with gingerbread! Yum!
This looks fantastic! What a way to start your day!
I barely had an gingerbread this season, luckily we can make this all year round!
Your are my new best friend! Love this drink!