Now, I don’t know if gingerbread is a Thanksgiving flavor, a Christmas flavor, a Starbucks sugary syrup (sugary but wow it’s good), or just an obsession of mine, but I’m going with the gingerbread flavoring as long as I can.
Don’t let the ingredients in this smoothie intimidate you, this smoothie is easy. It’s really just a basic smoothie of greens, liquid, fruit, and spices. Oh, and some fun superfoods that I just can’t live without.
Superfoods I’m talking about are staples in my diet. Maca powder helps deliver pure energy, adrenal support, and a hormone helper. Raw honey is a wonderful alkaline-forming food. Raw honey is also anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, an energizing foods, and helps aid in digestion. The homemade Gingerbread spice includes cinnamon and ginger, both of which I believe are superfoods.
Cinnamon regulates and keep blood sugar level, been known to lower LDL cholesterol, has an anti-clotting effect on blood, and may even help with arthritis pain. Some even say just smelling cinnamon boost cognitive function and memory. Ginger is super anti-inflammatory, a natural painkiller, maybe help with reducing cancers including ovarian and colon cancer, and may prevent winter-time colds and the flu.
This is why I love food. Food can cure, or at least help, so many health problems. Not only nourishing, foods are healing.
…and SO good.
Cinnamony Blueberry Gingerbread Smoothie
Makes 2 regular smoothies, or 1 hungry-girl smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water (or almond milk)
- 1/4 cup coconut meat (optional, from young coconut)
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1 cup spinach
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey, more or less if you like your smoothie sweeter
- 1 tbsp maca (for a yummy malty taste and extra energy)
- Gingerbread Spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp coves
- 1 large cup of ice
- pinch of love
Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smoothie. Add more ice if you love super frosting smoothies like I do.
What foods do you use because they are super? Or just delicious?!