Warm Gingerbread Smoothie

Holi-YAY

My favourite part of the holidays? Christmas brunch. The ol’ turkey dinner gets so much of the spotlight, but brunch is totally where it’s at.

I’ve been making the Christmas morning spread for as long as I can remember. Savoury crepes, eggs benedict, and sweet potato pancakes with fresh jam are the staples on our holiday brunch menu. And in honour of my family’s most loved recipes, I’ll be sharing one each week leading up to the holidays.

Warm Gingerbread Smoothie

Starting it off is my Warm Gingerbread Smoothie! This recipe is the perfect smoothie to whip up before you head out the door for last minute holiday shopping. I usually make this first thing Christmas morning to keep me fueled through present opening and brunch prep.

Boosters

By adding in the optional boosters, you’ll be giving yourself a meal in a glass! Hemp hearts boost the protein and omega-3s, while the collagen supports the digestive system and healthy skin/hair/nails. Maca powder is amazing for balancing hormones and boosting energy. Sunflower lecithin is incredible for supporting your brain and nervous system. I always love adding a scoop of coconut oil to help reduce inflammation and provide some extra energy. All things we need a little extra lovin’ with around the holidays.

Warm It Up

Not only is the coconut milk warmed up on the stove, the spices are naturally warming to the body. Include lots of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove in your dishes to warm the body up and keep your digestion happy at the same time.

Warm Gingerbread Smoothie

The perfect smoothie to whip up before dashing out the door for holiday shopping and visits to the relatives.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup warmed coconut milk (cashew or almond work great too)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground clove
  • 1 pinch pink rock or grey sea salt
  • Optional boosters:
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed collagen
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp sunflower lecithin
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients (including any or all boosters if using) in the blend. Mix on high until blended well.
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