Tis’ the season…of gingerbread! I LOVE ginger therefore, it’s natural for me to gravitate towards gingerbread cookies and everything ginger infused. I wanted to make a special treat and a twist on the classic gingerbread cookie, so meet the Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie. It’s a super thick, creamy, chilled, and full of sweet fruits, warming spices, and nutrient dense! The cold smoothie filled with warming spices of nutmeg, all spice, ginger, and cinnamon make this a wonderful ying-yang balance of warming and cooling foods.
In comparison to a yummy gingerbread cookie, this smoothie contains far more fiber, healthy fats, protein, iron, vitamin C, and minerals. All of these macronutrients and micronutrients are even more important this time of year for our bodies when we may be under a little more stress (good or bad stress) because of the holidays, traveling, working, socializing, etc. All my ladies out there will also love this smoothie because of one mineral in particular.