Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gingerbread Protein Smoothie {Recipe}


Anyone else sick of sugar cookies and egg nog? Not yet? I've had a few raging sugar hangovers recently due to the influx of Christmas-y social commitments and all I've been craving is green salads. I was desperately missing my sugar fix before a recent workout, but instead of hitting the cookie jar, I opted for this smoothie.

It's packed with a whopping 25 grams of protein so it's a satisfying snack. And the natural sweetener from the blackstrap molasses actually has some surprising health benefits. It has a lower glycemic index and grater nutrient density than regular molasses and it contains a ton of good-for-you minerals like iron, calcium, manganese, copper, potassium and magnesium. The fresh ginger soothes upset stomachs (calming our sugar-overloaded digestive tract) and really makes this smoothie have an authentic gingerbread flavor.



Gingerbread Holiday Protein Smoothie
Serves 1 or 2

Ingredients
1 scoop Pure Matters® Vanilla Pea Protein Powder
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
ice
granola (optional)

Directions
1. Blend all ingredients (except granola) together until smooth.

2. Pour into a glass. Top with granola. Enjoy.

3 comments:

  1. looks great!!! do i just use a blender?? (duh)  ty Juju!

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  2. Hi Mimi! Yep, any blender will do! ;)

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