This Gingerbread Smoothie can also be easily turned into a complete meal replacement if you include the optional extra healthy fillers such as oats. You can turn this recipe into a green smoothie by including the optional leafy greens in this recipe.
If you love gingerbread, you will adore this healthy gingerbread smoothie dessert version of this classic. I didn’t expect my baby to like such a powerful ginger taste, but she wolfed it down too. Not only does ginger support a healthy immune system, there is something irresistible about it when combined with these other healthy ingredients.
This is the fourth of my ‘dessert thickie’ series. Click here to see all the dessert smoothies. These are healthy smoothies that taste like popular desserts with added fillers to turn them into a complete meal. These dessert smoothies will get rid of any cravings for biscuits but fill you up until your next meal. Add some sparkle to your diet!
Gingerbread Smoothie: Let your taste buds sparkle with this Dessert Thickie
If you love gingerbread, you will adore this healthy gingerbread smoothie dessert version of this classic. Let your taste buds sparkle!
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 2 Servings 1x
- Category: Smoothie Ingredients
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: Drink
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk)
- 4 Bananas
- ¼ Cup Almonds (Use ground almonds/ almond flour if you don’t have a powerful blender)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of fresh or ground ginger OR
- 1 drop of ginger Young Living essential oil (Learn how to get my favourite Young Living essential oils at wholesale prices here)
- 1 Tablespoon Molasses (If you need a gingerbread recipe without molasses, just substitute this for agave nectar, maple syrup, raw honey or ¼ cup of dates or raisins. If it gets too thick, add a little bit more water)
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- Optional: 1 Cup Oats (or choose one of the other 20 fillers)
- Optional: 1 Cup of Spinach or other mild greens OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.
Blend the ingredients in the following order:
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- Blend the dry ingredients and liquid first for a short time
- Blend the greens next. (If using) for a short time
- Blend the fruit and the rest of the ingredients until smooth (or as smooth as your blender will allow. High speed blenders may need 2 minutes for a green thickie, less powerful blenders may need a lot more, sometimes 5-10 minutes)
- Blending this way allows the dry ingredients to be blended for longest, it means the greens will fit in your blender and your fruit gets less blending so it doesn’t become too hot.
- Add more water if required to thin it out.
- Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
- If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.
- You can also replace half of the liquids with ice. Add the ice at the end. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down.
How much should I drink to replace a meal?
- Only use a meal replacement if you’ve added the oats/quinoa.
- This green thickie serves 2 so you should DRINK HALF OF THIS RECIPE. But if you have higher calorie requirements you may need to drink more
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- Serving Size: 550 ml/20 oz /1 pint
Suitable for Special Diets:
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Gluten free (Use GF Oats or Quinoa), raw (Use raw oats/quinoa), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, wheat free, soya free (don’t use soya milk or tofu), salt free (don’t add salt), nut free (replace nuts with sunflower or pumpkin seeds. This doesn’t include coconuts)
More information about making the perfect Green Thickie:
If you are new to Green Thickies and have more questions about making the perfect green thickie, please read this guide on How to make a Green Thickie.
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This Gingerbread Smoothie is a blended complete meal containing natural protein sources and leafy greens. If you’d like any more information about these topics, check out my complete guides below:
- The Ultimate Smoothie Blender Guide
- The Only Guide To Protein Shakes You’ll Ever Need
- Over 50 Spinach Recipes: The Complete Collection
- The Complete Guide To Green Smoothies
- The Essential Guide To Meal Replacement Shakes
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Gabby @ the veggie nook says
Hey! I just made this smoothie for my post-workout meal/lunch. I have been trying to incorporate more blackstrap molasses into my diet because it’s high in iron so this looked like a good option. The only thing I did differently was add in a big handful of spinach (it was lunch after all). This was so good! Just like a cookie :) I think I’ll be making this one pretty often!
Katherine Natalia says
Hi Gabby. Thanks so much for trying this recipe. I’m so glad you liked it. I love molasses too but I include more dates as sweeteners as I think people will find them more easily. In the UK we have to go to a health food shop to buy blackstrap molasses. When I was pregnant I ate it every day with stewed fruit to keep my iron up. I also add greens to my dessert thickies. I make them every weekend and add greens to mine and my baby’s and my husband gets the original recipe as a weekend treat. I just feel so much better when I include the greens, I was really noticing it when I didn’t drink them as I’ve drunk green smoothies every day for a few years now. So now I take photos of a green and a beige version so people have the option.
Eileen @ wellnessandworkouts says
I love the idea of a ginger smoothie! I am on GAPS, so I will have to wait to try your exact recipe. In the meantime, I might have to tinker around and try a GAPS version of this. Thanks for the inspiration!
I could really use a suggestion on what to substitute for the banana. I’m incredibly allergic to bananas…and many smoothies seem to call for them as a thickener. I love to drink smoothies, but have no idea what to substitute in place of the banana! Thanks!
Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies says
Hi Sarah. You can use either mango, peaches or avocado. If you’re interested in banana free smoothies I have a collection of 28 here: https://www.greenthickies.com/smoothies-without-bananas
Amy Le Blanc says
Thanks for this delicious smoothie recipe! My kids & I loved it !!!
Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies says
Yay! I’m so glad you all liked it. Thank you for letting me know :)
I have been loving trying every recipe of green thickie on your site, but I couldn’t get my husband even to try one. Finally after he got home from a work trip (where he ate only junk and massive amounts of sushi) he let me make him a smoothie. I made the Key Lime Pie one (my favorite) and he grimaced when he took his first taste. He has actually had real Key Lime Pie and I think the name might have led him to believe it would be like a pie milkshake. Anyway, not going to waste limes on him. So then I tried this Gingerbread one and he liked it! He said it was good. He took the other half to work with him. Yes! I am so grateful that you have all these recipes that taste so good. This morning my husband took another smoothie with him to work instead of a coke. That is a victory!
love this article.
here is a great Gingerbread Smoothie recipe a found. It tastes better than the cookie plus its healthy its on “skinny girls guide dot com”