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Spiced Gingerbread Shakes

I know I know I know….Christmas was over two weeks ago and most of you have moved on. So why the heck am I whipping up gingerbread recipes? Well folks I have a mildly embarrassing confession. We still have our Christmas tree up. Yep, we are “those” people this year.  We haven’t been on top of house chores and unfortunately it’s the 9th of January and our house looks like it is still expecting a visit from Santa.

I wasn’t going to post this recipe since it’s too late for holiday treats but these were so stinking good that I didn’t want to keep the recipe all to myself. We’ve been drinking these like they are going out of style and I think they taste even better in January then they would have in December! It is the dead of winter after all, and most of you guys are snowed in. It’s times like this when comforting flavors are the best. We enjoyed these shakes on a chilly but beautiful evening here at Tumbleweed Farm.

Gingerbread spiced shakes and a fire roaring in the wood stove with this view is pretty much my heaven.

You have my permission to enjoy gingerbread flavors all winter long! These shakes taste awesome as a dessert but are equally delicious as a morning smoothie. Cheers!

Gingerbread Spiced Shake

Prep Time: 5 mins.    Cook Time: 0 mins.    Serves: 2

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 4-6 dates, pitted and soaked for at least 30 minutes (this helps them blend better!)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1TBS molasses
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk


  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and whirl away.


Use this recipe as a guide. Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

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8 thoughts on “Spiced Gingerbread Shakes

  1. Yum!!! The way I look at it, gingerbread should be eaten year round! 🙂

  2. Julia says:

    Holidays or no holidays, these shakes need to get DRUNK! I like the keep the xmas tree around as long as possible…they’re so comforting for some reason that I enjoy them even after the holidays have long gone. Let’s sit under your tree and drink these gingerbread shakes!

  3. I am all for gingerbread in January! How else to share all the recipes you whipped up over the holidays? I rediscovered a love of gingerbread this Christmas and can’t wait to make these! Have a great weekend, my dear!

  4. it’s always so sad to take the christmas tree down. I don’t blame you for keeping it up a bit longer! also… your smoothie/shake recipes are my FAVE. this one looks amazing!!!

  5. I love your tree- it’s very you. No frills, just pure and simple. 😉
    We still have ours up and it’s starting to look pretty sad. I think we’ll have to call it quits this weekend.

    It’s never too late to share a gingerbread recipe. These look delicious for any time of year!

  6. I’m still up for gingerbread! I’m still drinking chai lattes! This sounds fantastic! Adorable tree 🙂

  7. This sounds wonderful! I’m trying to decide whether to make a quick salad for lunch and eat this as dessert or just make THIS lunch, yum!

  8. It is not too late for gingerbread or Christmas trees – we just took ours down yesterday! These look awesome!

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