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Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie

    Everything you love about gingerbread cookies transformed into a creamy, protein-packed Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie filled with ginger, molasses and cloves.

    Gingerbread Cookie Breakfast Smoothie The Lemon Bowl 1

    I felt a little guilty sharing my first gingerbread recipe of the season last week but now that November has arrived, I feel zero guilt! Bring on all things warm, spicy, sweet, and gingery!!

    With the holidays quickly approaching, there will be no shortage of indulgences available at work gatherings, holiday parties, and happy hours downtown. I know my husband will be making another big batch of his famous chewy hermit bars any day now!

    To help provide a little balance, I’m sharing a thick and creamy Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie that has everything you love about the traditional holiday treat, without the added fat and calories.

    Made with protein-rich plain Greek yogurt, cinnamon, cloves, and a hint of dark molasses, this gingerbread cookie smoothie is the ideal healthy indulgence any time of day. The whole grains from the oats combined with the protein in the yogurt will keep you satisfied and (hopefully) not reaching for the cookie jar all afternoon.

    Your straw is waiting.

    Gingerbread Cookie Breakfast Smoothie The Lemon Bowl 1

    Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie

    5 stars average
    Everything you love about gingerbread cookies transformed into a creamy, protein-packed smoothie filled with ginger, molasses and cloves.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 2

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 banana
    • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • ½ cup protein powder (I use Bob’s Red Mill unsweetened)
    • ¼ cup oats (old fashioned or quick cooking)
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
    • teaspoon salt
    • several scoops ice – more or less to taste

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Add more ice until you’ve reached designed thickness.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 43.7gProtein: 21.2gFat: 13.7gSaturated Fat: 7.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.9gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 265mgFiber: 4.8gSugar: 13.6g

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    Want even more? Check out my Smoothies board on Pinterest!

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    18 Comments

    1. This sounds absolutely wonderful. I make gingerbread overnight oats, so why not a gingerbread smoothie. Looking forward to trying this.

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