Gingerbread Smoothie

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The holiday season turns me into a cookie monster! Everywhere I turn there are cookies and sweet treats: our office, holiday parties, ahhh! Give me aaaaall the cookies.

Gingerbread Smoothie Recipe - Vegan and Gluten-Free

But seriously, I have little self control around dessert, so I make an effort not to keep any in the house during the holidays because there are enough temptations elsewhere.

That means, when I have a sugar craving or need something sweet after a meal, I have to get creative. That’s why I LOVE this Gingerbread Smoothie! It’s deliciously creamy and it has the same flavor profile of your favorite gingerbread cookie recipe.

Gingerbread Smoothie Recipe - Vegan and Gluten-Free

The Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk blend makes this smoothie a bit creamier than using regular almond milk (however, I am sure that would work fine, as well).

I also added a couple tablespoons of plain greek yogurt for added protein and creaminess, but that’s totally optional.

Gingerbread Smoothie Recipe - Vegan and Gluten-Free

Now don’t skimp on the molasses and spices here – that’s what makes it taste like gingerbread.

Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, as a mid-day snack, or whenever a sweet craving strikes. Happy Holidays!

 

Gingerbread Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1 Large or 2 Small
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 3 large ice cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons plain greek yogurt (optional for additional protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • Dash each cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and drink immediately.
 

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11 Comments

  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    December 16, 2015 - 7:46 pm | Permalink

    What a cool idea of adding molasses to a smoothie!!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      December 18, 2015 - 8:44 am | Permalink

      Thanks Dani! It’s seriously a cookie smoothie – ha!

  • December 17, 2015 - 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Everyone is loving the Gingerbread these days! And I cannot say, I am NOT one of them lol !

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      December 18, 2015 - 8:43 am | Permalink

      Haha! I love gingerbread allllll year round!

  • December 18, 2015 - 1:38 pm | Permalink

    This looks so good! I love anything gingerbread!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      December 18, 2015 - 3:52 pm | Permalink

      Thanks girl! Me too!

  • Kellen McAvoy
    December 18, 2015 - 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I just heard about this new Almond Cashew Milk from Erin over at The Almond Eater! I love all of the fun recipes you can make with it. I’m in total agreement about keeping sweets out of this house during the holidays, but this seems like an exception 🙂

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      December 19, 2015 - 11:12 am | Permalink

      Oh, nice! I’ll have to check out Erin’s post!

  • Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple
    December 21, 2015 - 9:34 am | Permalink

    Mmm this looks so tasty!! I love using almond milk in smoothies!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      December 21, 2015 - 3:39 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Liz! I hope you try it!

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