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The Christmas smoothie: Christmas in a glass! You know those gingerbread flavored Starbucks drinks they bring out for the Holidays? Well, this gingerbread smoothie is a Clean version, it’s totally yummy and is something between a smoothie and a milkshake. This is made with ground spices, is packed with flavor and will keep the kids going while they’re having Holiday fun!
Christmas is a’coming and it’s time to start all those Holiday traditions and fun things that happen at this time of year! We do a few things every single year and they’ve become the things the kids look forward to. They’re not expensive things (mostly!!) but they’re the ones that make the memories.
One thing we do every year is have a day that we sit around the table and wrap family presents: Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, that kinda thing. Now while this is fun and got the kids excited when they were little, there’s always food and drinks involved, of course!
This smoothie comes from this tradition and I’ve already started making it this year. They’ll be a Clementine cake, some cinnamon cookies and this Gingerbread Christmas smoothie. And I couldn’t be happier about it :)
If you read my blog you might know we love a smoothie! Normally I use fruits and vegetables to flavor them and fill them with goodness. This smoothie’s slightly different though, it’s more of a cross between a smoothie and a milkshake.
It’s super simple and takes seconds (ok… maybe a minute!) to make and is so full of flavor, it’s really similar to those drinks Starbucks (and the like!) bring out for the Holiday season that the kids always ask for. I use just some ground spices to flavor this, see below and there’s nothing artificial in this at all.
You can make this with any link you like really. I’ve used Oat milk in this recipe, but you’ll get the same result with any milk you normally use. The banana gives this some natural sweetness, try and use the ripest one you possibly can. This very over ripe ones you have with brown spots on them? They’re perfect! You also get a nice creaminess from the banana too.
If you wanted to you could jazz this up with some sprinkled ginger ninja biscuits if you happen to have some going spare, I usually sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top, or a tiny bit of coconut sugar. Really through this will just make it look pretty as this Christmas smoothie is already super flavorful. Pop a Christmas straw in it and you’re done!
What’s In This Smoothie?
This is one of the more simple smoothies on the block, not that any of them are especially hard to make :)
The spices are the ground jarred ones, Ginger, Cinnamon and Nutmeg. One banana, milk, a touch of vanilla for flavor and sweetness and just a smidge of maple syrup. If your banana is super ripe you could leave this out.
I add a cup of ice to this smoothie as we all prefer cold smoothies, but again, it’s optional. The ice will thin your smoothie so if you like a thicker drink then just use slightly less ice. Or not ice at all if you like.
More Clean Eating Smoothies
- Blueberry bliss smoothie
- Peach pineapple smoothie
- Chia banana boost smoothie
- Cherry raspberry smoothie
- Dark chocolate smoothie
Christmas Smoothie Recipe
- 2 Cups Milk Dairy, Almond or Oat milk
- 1 Banana Very ripe
- ½ tsp Vanilla bean paste Or extract
- 1 tsp Maple syrup Or honey
- 1 tsp Ground ginger
- ½ tsp Ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1 Cup Ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and whizz up until completely smooth
- Serve with a little sprinkled cinnamon or coconut sugar on top