Normally, I avoid smoothies the minute that summer warmth is left behind.  And even if I do have one in the fall or winter, it usually isn't when there's snow on the ground.  But alas, there I sat with a cold, blended substance in front of me and a white, fluffy substanc behind me.  I guess I broke my own rule, but this smoothie was so good that I didn't even realize the single digit weather outside.
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Gingerbread Smoothie
This smoothie is pretty spice due to the ground ginger.  If you prefer your gingerbread only mildly spiced, feel free to scale back on the spices.
Serves 1

Ingredients:
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (sub with soy yogurt for a vegan version)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed (ground if you don't have a high-speed blender)
  • 1/4 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch and a half ground cloves
Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!
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A perfect breakfast along with crackers topped with almond butter. :P
Christmas is two weeks away.  Let me re-phrase: CHRISTMAS IS TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!!!  I'm so incredibly excited!  Proof:
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That would be me this past Friday.  And it's hard to see, but my earrings are mini Christmas wreaths.  Like I said, I'm SUPER excited!!  (And everyone at school knows it. ;)


Question:
Do you drink smoothies in winter?

Happy Sunday!
 


Comments

12/11/2011 05:49

Cute antlers! :) You know, it didn't even occur to me that Christmas is so close. Geez, I need to get on my Christmas shopping. So behind!

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12/11/2011 09:36

Smoothie looks great! I actually LOVE cold treats in the winter. I kinda like being cold even as my teeth chatter. ;)

Love your reindeer antlers. Gonna wear some very soon too for our family Christmas photo!

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12/11/2011 15:17

Yum, I love anything gingerbread!! I'm not a big fan of smoothies in the winter, but this sounds like it tastes more like ice cream which I still like in the winter!

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12/16/2011 15:58

I totally love smoothies but never actually make them all that often... I know, weird. I'm not sure why because they are so delicious, but looking at this smoothie is making me change my mind... even in the winter!

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I absolutely drink smoothies in the winter, as well as iced coffees :D

Weather aint got nothin' on me!

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04/27/2012 01:47

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04/27/2012 01:47

A blog well-done! It has always been a joy reading your posts. I honestly think you have a talent and creativity in blogging. You make my day!

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