Gingerbread Smoothie

It’s not so appealing to drink smoothies when it’s cold outside, unless it’s a delicious warming one like this one.

The warming spices in this creamy Gingerbread Smoothie provide so much comfort against the rain and cold. Not to mention it’s oh so nutrient dense!

It’s high in fibre, protein, and calcium, and a good source of vitamin C (banana) and iron (molasses and chia seeds), protecting our immune system and keeping us healthy and strong. 

And because of the blended nature of smoothies they are really gentle on our digestion which makes it that much easier for our bodies to assimilate and utilise all the nutrients.

This Gingerbread Smoothie can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or packed in an insulated drink container and sent to school.

If you’re looking for some lunch inspiration, take a look at my recipe ebook,  Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes. It’s packed with 40 delicious nut-free, refined sugar free sweet and savoury recipes which have all been kid-tested and approved!

Most of the ingredients in this smoothie you can source from my one-stop-favourite-shop, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. Their prices are highly discounted and they stock all my favourite products!

Ingredients like …

Cinnamon powder
Ginger powder
Cardamon powder
Chia Seeds
Oats

Gingerbread Smoothie
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  2. 1 large banana
  3. ¼ cup cashews
  4. 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  5. ¼ cup rolled oats
  6. 1 tablespoon yoghurt (optional)
  7. 2 teaspoons maple syrup or 2 Medjool dates
  8. 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  9. ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 1 x 1 cm fresh ginger, peeled
  11. 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  12. ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  13. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
  14. pinch of allspice
  15. pinch nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Pop all the ingredients into a blender, blend for a couple minutes or until smooth
Notes
  1. I like to let the smoothie sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to swell and thicken the smoothie. You can also store this smoothie in the fridge.
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Some other warming recipes you might like

7 Soups To Soothe the Soul
10 Warm and Hot Meals to Pack for School Lunches

Bren x

The Wholefood Collective

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