Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe

Another Holiday Season is upon us! Some are already experiencing stress over the upcoming schedule, expenses, and family gatherings. The economy is not helping with these sometimes overwhelming feelings either. So what is a person to do when Christmas activities begin to take over our time and our lives? To help you, we have come up with 5 Tips to Jump Start Your Holiday Season and a delicious Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie recipe!

Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe
Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie in a glass

5 Tips to Jump Start Your Holiday Season

1.Relax

One thing we can do is to relax. When we are relaxed things seem to go smoother in every aspect of life, not just the holidays. This may be easier said than done but if we take the time to enjoy the journey through the season then we may be able to enjoy it more. I relax by preparing or baking my favourites Christmas recipes such as the Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie below, the Christmas Cookie Sticks Recipe, the Chocolate Peppermint Truffles, the Be Merry with the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe, and the Adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cake Balls Recipe!

2. Traditions

The holidays are meant to be memorable. Keep to your family’s Christmas traditions and functions. Sometimes however, going to the same functions can get old. If that is the case, spice it up a little. Suggest a new place, new menu, or new inventive ways to exchange gifts such as “dirty Santa”.

5 Tips to Jump Start Your Holiday Season
Christmas gifts

3.Shopping

There will be hustle and bustle while out shopping, but if we put in a Holiday CD or favourite playlist while we are driving, one that will really bring out the meaning of the whole time of year, then we may be able to focus on our tasks. While the songs are running through our mind, they are constantly giving us reminders of why we are doing what we are doing.

Before heading out Christmas shopping remember to take a list with you. If we go shopping without an idea of what to buy we will end up stressed because of the craziness that this season brings. We find ourselves wandering through the crowds looking around aimlessly. Knowing what the people that you are buying for like for Christmas gifts will guide us to finding that perfect Christmas gift before we hit the malls.

Not having too many bright lights on the tree or around our home will help also. Subtle white, twinkling lights will give a relaxing feel to your home and give a sort of “winter wonderland” feel.

4.Try To Not Over-Invite

We all need to try to not over-invite or over-plan the parties. Sometimes the most enjoyable and most memorable holiday parties and gatherings are ones that offer simple, menus in a relaxed atmosphere versus an elaborate sit down meal if you do not have time for it.

Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe
Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe

5.Family

Throughout it all remember that this is a time for family just as much as it is for gatherings and gift giving outside of the family. Stick to your guns if someone wants to change your traditions and you do not agree. The holidays are celebrated differently by different people and there is no right or wrong way to celebrate. Your holiday traditions are meaningful to you so stand by them.

We all have schedules and chances are that fact will not change just because of the season. Keeping that in mind will work wonders in reclaiming the holidays.

Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe

Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe
Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie in a glass

I hope you enjoyed my Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe as much as my family and myself did! If you make it, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other Recipes!

Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup rolled oats (certified gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until incorporated. Add extra ice for a thicker smoothie or additional milk to thin the smoothie out depending on desired consistency.
  2. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

 

Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup rolled oats certified gluten free if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until incorporated. Add extra ice for a thicker smoothie or additional milk to thin the smoothie out depending on desired consistency.
  2. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Happy Holidays!

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. ooo im intrigued! i have never had a gingerbread cookie SMOOTHIE before but i know how much i love gingerbread soi know i would totally dig this

  2. Amazing advice and wonderful recipe can only make it for when my daughter isn’t home she is allergic to ginger but I love ginger.

  3. I’d not heard of ‘dirty Santa’ before so I checked it out. Sounds like a lot of fun I must say and hilarious to boot. 🙂

  4. I am learning to just say yes to what I actually want to do and will enjoy. No more “doing what I think other people want me to do!”

  5. This sounds different! Both the spices and the oats aren’t ingredients I would have thought to use in a smoothie but I am definitely curious to try this.

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