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Gingerbread Smoothie

Ah the holidays... all the great smells, flavors and memories they conjure up!


What do you think of when you get a whiff of molasses and ginger? Fresh baked gingerbread cookies baking in the oven, or a warm slice of mouth-watering gingerbread?


If you love gingerbread then you're going to LOVE this fun and festive Gingerbread Smoothie!


Yes all the great gingerbread flavor is now yours to enjoy in this delicious and nutritious smoothie that puts a fun spin on a holiday favorite!


Pro tip: If you love a gingerbread latte this time of year, try adding a cube of frozen espresso (or coffee) to your smoothie for morning energy boost!

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

  • 1 banana

  • 1/3 C rolled oats (can use gluten free)

  • 1/2 - 2/3 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

  • 1 Tbsp. creamy natural peanut butter

  • 1 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses

  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • Ice to desired thickness

Directions

  1. Add banana, oats, peanut butter, protein powder, molasses, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon and 1/2 C almond milk to ingredients your blender.

  2. Blend on low to medium speed, adding additional milk if needed.

  3. Add 1 C ice and blend on medium to high speed until reaching desired thickness.

  4. Pour into your favorite festive glass and enjoy!

Smoothie tips:

  1. Did you know you can freeze those overripe bananas to use later? When you start to see your bananas start to go a little too brown simply peel and place them in a large ziplock bag and put them in the freezer to use later! They work great for those “oops I am out of bananas!” moments and the versatility of having them on hand will come in quite handy for other recipes too (a clean eats soft serve anyone?)

  2. If increasing the amount of frozen ingredients (berries and banana for example) then you will also need to increase the amount of almond milk (or add a bit of water) to your mix as this will better help you blend your smoothie to drinkable consistency.

Sip and Enjoy!




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