Ohhhh baby, holiday season is in full swing. I really love this time of year but it can be hectic as heck. When it comes to meals and snacks I find myself doing two things – 1. Craving sweets in a major way 2. Turning to quick & easy recipes that taste deceptively decadent. This is where my gingerbread smoothie recipe comes in.
My gingerbread smoothie was actually born out of a failed attempt at gingerbread protein balls. I followed a recipe but they tasted super overpowering and the texture was off. I had just purchased a jar of molasses and have a husband who goes bananas for gingerbread so I was determined to achieve gingerbread flavor bliss.
After playing around with a few combinations I found it. This smoothie takes less than 5 minutes to make and it tastes like the holidays. The protein powder provides extra sustenance so you may just be able to say no to that third or fourth holiday cookie.
Gingerbread Smoothie Recipe
Makes 2 servings (stays well in fridge for up to 48 hours)
- 2 cups milk ( I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (I used vega one vanilla chai )
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon + cinnamon for sprinkling
Just blend all ingredients and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve cold, and smile.