Gingerbread in a glass!
This smoothie uses molasses similar to classic gingerbread. Yes, molasses is sugar, but unlike processed white sugar it contains essential vitamins and minerals. Blackstrap molasses lends a robust, sweet flavor which is very distinct. It is an excellent source of iron and vitamin B6. Molasses is often recommended to vegetarian pregnant women who are deficient in iron.
I added a scoop of vegan chocolate protein powder to this smoothie, but you do not have to. If you want a “chocolate gingerbread smoothie,” add a teaspoon of cocoa powder or raw cacao powder.
1 cup almond or soy milk
1 frozen banana
1-2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1 teaspoon cocoa powder or cacao powder (optional)
-Blend and Enjoy!