It’s hard to imagine Christmas without having the thought of something gingerbread pass through your mind. I know, for me, it’s the thoughts of making gingerbread houses and decorating them with the family.
It’s a lot of fun, and if you’ve never had the opportunity to try it out, I strongly encourage you to do so. If you make your own gingerbread houses, cookies, or drinks during the holidays, then you know just how wonderful that smell can be throughout the house.
It’s for that reason that I offer you a gingerbread smoothie recipe that is sure to boost your Christmas’ spirits!
This one is another great Christmas recipe that is sure to delight your kids as well. I know that mine seem to instantly become bloodhounds the moment the blender blades touch the ginger as they quickly come bounding down the steps and into the kitchen.
If you make this one just as it’s written, it will make two large servings. I know that I normally have to double it up because if I don’t, all I will find is an empty carafe when I go to pour my glass.
- 8-12 oz of milk – I will usually use low fat milk, but use whole milk for a more creamy texture. You can also substitute almond, rice, or soy milk to make this a dairy-free and vegan recipe.
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder – Use your personal favorite. If your smoothie turns out too sweet, try using less powder as some contain a lot of sugar!
- 1 Whole Frozen Banana – If you find your smoothie too thick, substitute a fresh banana. You can click here for tips and tricks on how to freeze bananas for smoothies.
- 2 Tablespoons of Almond Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Molasses
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg (Use more or less for your preference)
- ¼ Teaspoon Powdered Ginger (Based on your preference again)
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon – You will also need to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. I usually use a half teaspoon of cinnamon, but that’s because I LOVE cinnamon!
- 3-5 Ice Cubes – Be careful not to add too much ice or your smoothie will be VERY thick.
Take all of your ingredients, toss them in the blender, and let it rip! After pouring into glasses, you can garnish with a little bit of cinnamon, or use whip cream with cinnamon slivers to really set the mood if you’re serving this one at a party or to friends.
Pro Tip: Molasses can be difficult to mix with all of the other cold ingredients. If you have difficulty, check out our top recommended blenders for smoothies on this page. Another option is to mix the molasses and milk prior to adding any of the other ingredients to your smoothie.
This gingerbread smoothie is a wonderful way to delight guests, children, and yourself any time of year. It really seems to bring out people’s holiday spirits though when served at Christmas parties and gatherings.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe, and if you decide to give it a go, let us know in the comments area below. Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas to you and yours!