It’s always a challenge to find something quick and easy to eat on days where you’re bouncing all over the place – home, school, work, the grocery store – you know the drill. Smoothies are a great option for a nutrition-packed snack, but now that it’s winter time I haven’t felt so keen on my typical berry-banana smoothie concoctions. With Christmas just around the corner, and the cooler weather outside, I whipped up this dairy-free gingerbread smoothie. Filled with warming spices, this smoothie tastes like Christmas in a jar, and doesn’t cool your body down the way other smoothies can at this time of year.
This smoothie is totally dairy-free as I used full fat coconut milk with the cream as the base. I added chia for fibre, omega 3’s, protein, and to help thicken the smoothie. I also added organic blackstrap molasses for that true gingerbready taste, and the added benefit of iron, magnesium and calcium. The fat in the coconut milk is nice and satiating.
Needless to say, I couldn’t let this smoothie recipe go un-shared. This time of year you should probably easily have all the ingredients on hand, and if not – well it’s a smoothie so improvise away. You really can’t go wrong here 🙂
If you give this a try I’d love to hear how you liked it! Did you change it up? Leave a comment below!