A gingerbread breakfast smoothie is a great way to start your day. It’s full of delicious tasting spices that are not only delicious but will get those digestive juices flowing. The porridge oats will keep you fuller for longer along with the nut butter and seeds. It will give your body the kick start it needs first thing.
Spices come with proven heart healthy benefits and can even ease pain, including post workout soreness. They have antibacterial and antiviral properties and nearly all are high in B-vitamins and trace minerals. Most spices contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than some fruits and vegetables. Spices are a good way to add extra flavour without the extra fat, calories or cholesterol.
The next ingredient in this delicious smoothie is porridge oats which contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals. It has the highest protein content of any cereal and it’s also high in fibre. Oats have a very low glycaemic index which means they absorb into the blood stream slowly. It gives a gradual release of energy and helps to keep the body fuller for longer.
Finally the last ingredients I want to write about are nuts and seeds. These make up an important part of a healthy diet. Both foods help the body to reach its recommended intake of protein each day and count toward a daily fat allowance. Nuts and seeds benefit health because they offer key essential nutrients and play a role in disease prevention by keeping you healthy.
We had this smoothie on Sunday morning for breakfast and everyone agreed it was delicious. Depending on how much ginger is in it this smoothie does have a kick. Which will wake the body and brain up first thing. Not only is it healthy for the body but it tastes great too. It’s well worth a try.
- Nutribullet or food processor
- Gluten free porridge oats x 45g
- Brown rice milk or oat milk x 200mls
- Banana x 1
- Medjool dates x 2 – 4 (stones removed)
- Cashew nut butter x 1 tbsp
- Seeds x 2 tbsps
- Wheatgerm x 1 tsp
- Ground ginger x 1 -2 tsp
- Cinnamon x 1 tsp
- Ground nutmeg x 1/4 tsp
- Ground cloves x 1/4 tsp
- Ground cardamon x 1/4 tsp
- Honey x 1 tsp (optional)
- Weigh the porridge oats in the bowl and then measure the brown rice milk or oat milk in the jug.
- Pour the milk over the oats and put in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning add the banana, roughly chopped, dates stones removed, cashew nut butter, seeds, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamon to the nutribullet or food processor.
- Blend all the ingredients together.
- Once blended remove the blade and pour into glass.
Gingerbread Breakfast Smoothie is a quick, easy and simple recipe. It takes no time at all to make so it’s a quick breakfast for those on the go. The smoothie can also be made the night before and left in the fridge. If you have the time you could heat it on the stove and drink it warm as well. However you decide to eat it, as always, enjoy.