"If you find yourself with a sweet tooth for a traditional baked good, think about how you can savor those flavors in a different form," registered dietitian at Hilton Head Health Elizabeth Huggins, RDN, said. She gave us a gingerbread smoothie recipe that, as she describes, "pulls out all the wonderful spices of gingerbread to enhance your protein-packed snack for less than 13 carbohydrates per serving." Find the full recipe ahead.
What you'll need: One frozen banana, one cup of unsweetened almond milk, two teaspoons of light molasses, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one tablespoon of ground flaxseed, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and ground ginger, 1/2 scoop of protein powder — Elizabeth likes About Time Whey Isolate Protein in Vanilla ($30), and 1/8 teaspoon of equal mix nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
Directions: Place all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. This recipe makes three servings.