How to Make a Festive Holiday Gingerbread Spice Cookie Smoothie Recipe
Ginger spice cookie holiday smoothie is perfect for the fall and winter. Are you craving a simple festive smoothie with a gingerbread flavor for breakfast? Consider this healthy smoothie today. If you love a festive pear ginger spice smoothie, this is the one for you. It’s that time of year where everyone is running around, getting ready for the holidays. Shopping all day, decorating at night, planning parties. It can become exhausting. Oftentimes, I realize how busy my clients can be, and forget to eat breakfast or lunch because they don’t have the time to make a nutritious meal that tastes fantastic too. Well, enter the gingerbread spice Christmas smoothie. Plus, get my simple gingerbread spice mix recipe too.
The warm aroma of fresh spices during the winter is truly comforting. Sometimes holiday baking can be a chore when you are busy. So you can make this simple holiday smoothie and still get the warm, comforting spicy flavors of winter. I personally love the taste of gingerbread spice cookies, gluten-free though. I tinkered around in the kitchen to recreate that tasty homemade gingerbread spice cookie flavor, but adding lots of good for you ingredients. Bonus: This Christmas ginger spice smoothie recipe is super fast to make on those busy holiday mornings.
Ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg!
I mean come on, don’t get any more spicy and delicious than that. Are you ready to get festive with this gingerbread smoothie?
Does Gingerbread contain nutmeg?
You betcha it does. Gingerbread spice mix usually contains ground ginger and some recipes for gingerbread will have fresh ginger added to the recipes.
What is gingerbread spice?
Gingerbread spice is a blend of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. It’s usually mixed together to make gingerbread cookies or cakes.
Why is gingerbread flavor so good?
Gingerbread is a holiday wintertime favorite. It’s sweet, spicy, and just plain delicious. But seriously, what makes this treat so darn good? Let’s explore the spices that gingerbread spice usually contains.
Ginger is a key ingredient in this recipe, adding its distinctive flavor and aroma. Ginger has been used for medicinal purposes by many cultures since ancient times. In the west, it’s been used to help with nausea and morning sickness in pregnant women. I chose to use a fresh ginger rather than ginger spice in this recipe.
Nutmeg and cinnamon are also key ingredients in a traditional gingerbread spice mix recipe. Cloves are added for their strong, spicy flavor.
How to make a simple homemade gingerbread spice?
To make the gingerbread spice, all you need is ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger spices. Put these ingredients in a bowl and mix them until they are well combined. This homemade gingerbread spice mix is perfect for any gingerbread spice recipes, such as cookies, cakes, muffins, pancakes, cupcakes, and this Christmas smoothie recipe.
The gingerbread spice is necessary for this recipe. You can use a store bought blend or make your own from scratch! To make the gingerbread spice, all you need are ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger spices. Put these ingredients in a bowl and mix them until they are well combined. Follow the recipe for my homemade gingerbread spice blend below.
Homemade Gingerbread Spice Blend Mix Recipe
Gingerbread Spice Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon ground cloves
- 2 tablespoons ground allspice
- Pinch of black pepper
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Store this easy homemade spice blend in an airtight container or glass jar.
PEAR HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS
There are many types of pears, ranging from Bartlett, Bosc, and Anjou, but my personal favorite is Chinese pears. Chinese pears have higher water content, and I love the crisp, refreshing taste of them over other pears. Did you know that pears also have some outstanding health benefits too?
Pears are great to help promote gut health. They are known to have high levels of fiber, which is important for proper digestion. In addition, are a wonderful source of insoluble and soluble fiber to ensure excellent digestive health. I always talk about the importance of increasing your fiber intake, because it will drastically impact the overall health of your gut. One pear contains 6 grams of fiber. By following a fiber-rich diet, you help stabilize your blood sugar levels. This is especially important to help keep you full longer. Increased fiber intake will help avoid those hunger pains.
Pears are filled with carotenoids, flavonoids, and anthocyanins, which translate into many health and beauty benefits for you. They also contain vitamin C and potassium, both excellent sources of vitamins that help keep our immune system strong. Pears are also a great source of folate, vitamin A, copper, niacin and manganese.
Vitamin C helps fight free radicals. This vitamin is also important for helping repair tissue, which is especially important when it comes to protecting your skin from wrinkles. Vitamin A is also an important nutrient that is excellent for the skin, hair, and nails. Pears contain moderate amounts of vitamin A, so your skin will benefit from regular eating pears.
This delicious fruit also contains manganese, magnesium, copper, calcium, and phosphorus, all important minerals that help keep your bones strong. Pears also contain vitamin K, which studies indicate is an important nutrient in our bone health.
I also have a fan favorite vegan green smoothie recipe made with pears. My good morning green smoothie recipe can be found here. I think you will love this pear spice smoothie for breakfast on a chilly winter morning.
PEAR KEY NUTRIENTS
Flavonoid | Antioxidants | Procyanidins | Phytonutrients | Quercetin | Fiber | Vitamin K | Vitamin C | Folate | Vitamin A | Potassium | Copper | Niacin | Manganese | MagnesiumPrint
ENJOY THIS GINGERBREAD SPICE FLAVOR HOLIDAY SMOOTHIE!
If you make this ginger spice Christmas holiday smoothie recipe, let me know in the comment section below. I would also love to hear what you think, or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva