Y'all. Raise your hand if you agree that Christmas time has all he best flavors?!! Sure -- summer has watermelon, and fall has pumpkins and apples... but Christmas time has all the right spices and decadence. Egg Nog. Ginger Bread. Mulled Wine. So stinkin' good!
I ran across the top pic of a gingerbread smoothie by Peanut Butter & Peppers on pinterest and started drooling! I headed over to her blog for the recipe and knew it would be the perfect inaugural smoothie to test out my new Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender with Auto-iQ (yes, a mouthful, but it deserves the prestige).
Read full instructions (and calorie information) of Peanut Butter & Pepper's recipe here, but here are the ingredients:
- 1½ cups coconut milk from carton or milk of choice
- 1 small banana, frozen
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ginger, ground
- ⅛ tsp. cloves, ground
- 1tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. molasses
- ¼ tsp. stevia or sugar to taste
- 1 cup ice
SO so Yum! And y'all. If you are a smoothie drinker (and especially if you have a kick-booty blender like the one i'm about to tell you about) you are gonna want to check out more of Peanut Butter & Pepper's recipes! She just posted this yummy Strawberry-Cranberry Smoothie recipe that I can't wait to try!
Okay, so back to that kick-booty Nutri Ninja I mentioned... It's brand new from the Ninja Kitchen line and just came out this past September. I was given the Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ for purposes of review, and let me tell you, right out of the box I was thrilled.
This whole system comes with: