This smoothie bowl, full of whole-grain oats, fresh banana and milk, is nutritious enough to serve as a satisfying breakfast. The key to creating our favorite gingerbread flavor is a spoonful of molasses, which actually offers some impressive health benefits. Molasses contains minerals like copper, calcium, magnesium and manganese, plus it’s a great source of iron!
Accented by a few dashes of cinnamon, ginger and cardamom, this nourishing smoothie brings all the warming comfort of a fresh-out-of-the-oven treat. It’s also delicious gently warmed on the stove and sipped as an alternative to hot cocoa or egg nog.
The base of this smoothie bowl is delicious straight from the blender, but we went the extra mile and crumbled an 88 Acres Oats and Cinnamon Seed Bar on top of the bowl for chewy texture, extra protein, plant-based fats and a boost of complimentary warm spices. Choose to keep it simple, or add your favorite fruits, spices, seeds, superfoods and any additional toppings you want. Pears, apples, cranberries or persimmons would be delicious and seasonal!
- 2 cups milk of choice
- 1 medium banana
- 2 tablespoons 88 Acres Maple Sunflower Seed Butter
- 2-3 tablespoons unsulphured blackstrap molasses
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- Pinch of salt
- 1 88 Acres Oats and Cinnamon Seed Bar, crumbled
Add all ingredients except the Seed Bar to a high powered blender and blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth.
If desired, pour contents of blender into a saucepan and gently warm over a medium flame until heated through, or enjoy it slightly chilled.
Pour into your favorite bowl and crumble Seed Bar on top for extra texture. Add any additional toppings you’d like, such as cranberries, chia seeds, frozen fruits, additional oats or a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!