This energizing, protein-rich Healthy Chia Gingerbread Smoothie has all your favourite gingerbread flavours. It’s naturally sweetened with banana, dates, and a hint of molasses.
Indulge in this nutritious Chia Gingerbread Smoothie on winter mornings and start your day on a healthy note. This energizing, protein-rich smoothie is lightly spiced with the flavours of gingerbread: cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and ginger. It’s naturally sweetened with banana, dates and molasses.
It’s a festive drink for holiday mornings, too! We have this gingerbread smoothie every year for Christmas breakfast.
Have you ever searched Pinterest boards for Christmas breakfast ideas? You’ll likely find fat and sugar-laden dishes: cinnamon rolls baked in the shape of a Christmas tree, Monkey Bread topped with eggnog drizzle, baked French toast casserole, or the traditional “Wife-Saver” casserole made with white bread, eggs, bacon and cheese.
They all taste wonderful, but if you have a big meal planned for later in the day, a lighter, healthier breakfast might appeal to you. This protein-packed Chia Gingerbread Smoothie will give you the energy necessary to get you through your busy morning.
Here’s our recipe for our favourite Christmas morning smoothie. I hope you like it as much as we do.
- 2 cups non-dairy milk almond, coconut, etc.
- 1 banana, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt or milk kefir
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 1/2 tsp cooking molasses
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- Put all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and serve.
Do you like to be organized and make your breakfast the night before? Try this Cranberry Orange Breakfast Parfait or this Apple Crumble Breakfast Parfait and have breakfast ready in the refrigerator when you wake up. Or if you’re looking for a warm breakfast, you might like these baked oatmeal recipes:
More Gingerbread-flavoured inspiration!
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Traditional and Reliable Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies
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