What’s your favorite part about the holidays? Mine is the gingerbread portion…. Specifically the gingerbread smoothie part of it!
Mine is the food. This Pinterest board shows my love for DIY seasonal latte’s. I haven’t bought six pounds of fresh cranberries from Costco (so far) in the past two months just in case there was a natural disaster and suddenly cranberries were hard to come by. I didn’t make three batches of homemade eggnog just to be extra, EXTRA sure the measurements were right (especially since half of the measurements are “to taste” anyway!).
No way! I’m eating my way through Fall and Winter and it’s evident by my shopping, my cooking and my getting-tighter pants. Fortunately, I’ve devised a high protein gingerbread smoothie that allows me enjoy my love of the cookie AND fight off the sugar cravings.
Molasses, ginger and cinnamon come together to fool the tongue into thinking it’s eating dessert, while the kefir, beans and spinach fuel and nourish the body. Seriously, what’s a real foodie not to love?!
This high protein gingerbread smoothie is a sneak peek of sorts into my new book that’s coming January 7. Sneak peek in that it’s a glimpse of what the book includes, but at the same time, this gingerbread smoothie recipe is NOT in the book! It’s my (early) Christmas gift to you.
So blend up and drink up! Cheers to enjoying the holidays in a bit healthier way!
PS – I ordinarily don’t make my smoothies with whipped cream – the picture is just to make it look pretty… because it’s hard to make a green drink look pretty. Feel free to use the same tip when enticing the kids to drink up too! 😉
PPS – You can make this smoothie, or any smoothie dairy-free using homemade almond milk, or any of the FIVE other non-dairy milk recipes on the bottom of that same page. Hemp milk has the highest protein. 😉