Who doesn’t crave sweet, spiced treats during the cold winter months? Well luckily, this one is guilt-free! With 8.9g of protein and plenty of healthy fats to give you the boost you need, this chocolate gingerbread protein smoothie is guaranteed to get you through the morning – whether it’s an intense workout, seeing the family, or braving those dark winter mornings.
We love almond butter in smoothies – not only does it add a rich, creamy flavor, but it also packs a serious protein punch with almost 3.5 grams of protein per tablespoon. With that being said, if you prefer a different nut butter, feel free to sub it in here.
We’ve also included avocado, because, weird as it sounds, it pairs perfectly with chocolate! Just try a plant-based chocolate avocado mousse if you don’t believe us. Dates add a little sweetness as well as fiber and antioxidants, and the warm fragrance of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg combine to give a perfect burst of holiday flavor.
Chocolate Gingerbread Smoothie: Ingredients
Makes 1 large smoothie or 2 smaller ones to share
1 tbsp almond butter
2 tsp raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
½ avocado or 1 small banana, peeled and chopped
1 ½ cup plant milk of your choice
3 dates, pitted and chopped
4 pumps Daily Boost in the flavor of your choice (we recommend Mocha!)
¼ inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped or 1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
- Add all the ingredients except the almond butter and plant milk to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add a splash of milk to loosen the mixture slightly.
- Add the almond butter and plant milk and blend until combined. Enjoy immediately to avoid discoloration!