Thursday, December 12, 2013
My gingerbread smoothie has basic ingredients with the exception of the stevia. You don't need to include the stevia or you could choose another sweetener. When I make this smoothie for my kids, I leave the stevia out but I have a major sweet tooth so I add it in for my smoothies.
Why gingerbread? Gingerbread tastes amazing for one thing! It's perfect for the holiday season, although that wouldn't stop me from having this smoothie in the summer time! It also has molasses in it! Molasses is a great source of iron - generally around 15% of your daily value. As if that is not enough molasses is also a good source of calcium, copper, manganese, potassium, and magnesium! So why wouldn't you want to add it to smoothies? Just make sure you get the organic, unsulphured stuff, like this brand.
1 cup milk/yogurt
1 frozen banana
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ginger
1 tbs. molasses
1/16 tsp powder stevia - optional
Place all ingredients into blend and blend away! Pour into a glass and serve.
Brittany Thomas is the founder and author of The Pistachio Project. A mother to four children, she began her journey of living green and crunchy because she wanted the best for her kids. However, she soon realized that natural living was a benefit to her as well. Now she continues The Pistachio Project to share with others how a green and crunchy lifestyle can benefit anyone.