Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

gingerbread smoothie
A drink that tastes like Christmas

Here’s a healthy gingerbread smoothie that’s loaded with classic gingerbread spices, fresh fruit and gut loving homemade yogurt. Make it milk-based or dairy free. It’s a quick and easy breakfast, snack, or dessert for Christmas or anytime of the year when you’re craving warm spices.

Black strap molasses is the perfect sweetener for the holiday season, plus it adds tons of nutrients, especially plant-based iron. The robust flavour of molasses combines with the spices to create a real gingerbread taste.

gingerbread smoothie

If you prefer your smoothie thick, almost pudding like, add a little less milk, plus some rolled outs, chia seeds or nuts. The Vibe blender will make whatever you choose to add in, silky smooth and creamy in seconds.

As with any smoothie, use this recipe as a guide and make it to suit your taste. If you are looking for more smoothie inspiration, try these.

gingerbread smoothie


Serves 2


2 frozen ripe bananas
1 large, chilled apple
½ cup homemade yogurt of your choice
1 cup milk (or plant-based milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses (or maple syrup)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt

Optional add-ins
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Handful of almonds
1 tablespoon of protein powder


Add all ingredients into the Vibe Blender jug and blend on ‘smoothie’ mode for 30 seconds.


Gingerbread smoothie