Warming spices not only smell & taste great, but they do exactly what their name suggests - they warm you up! They are even natural medicine. If you have a cold, warming spices could actually make you feel better! Thus, it's no surprise that spices like ginger and cinnamon are a common ingredient in winter holiday recipes. Baby it's cold outside, so let's make a Holiday Gingerbread Smoothie.
1 cup of Greek yogurt
2 table spoons of raw almond butter or peanut butter
¼ tsp of ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice)
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cardamom
1 cup ice cubes
½ frozen banana
Our Best Tips:
- Choose Organic and Non-GMO whenever possible
- Fresh is best, frozen next
- Substitutions may always be made. If we say Whole Milk, go ahead and use Vanilla Flax Milk, Unsweetened Almond etc. if that's what you prefer. Our recipes are designed for flexibility.
- Use the ounce markers on the side of your Original Squeeze® pouch to loosely-measure your ingredients when preparing our recipes. Eyeball it, that's good enough!
- We recommend flavor/ingredient add-ins that not only expand your child's growing palette, but increase their vitamin and mineral array. Some of our favorite add-ins include:
- citrus zest (lemon, orange, lime)
- pinch of warm spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice (with a very light hand, too much of these and the recipe will be overwhelming to your little one)
- Always test your finished recipe for quality control before you serve it to your children, especially babies.
OUR CONTRIBUTOR: THE ORIGINAL SQUEEZE MOMS are the women bringing you squeezes, blog updates and customer service. OSMs have no formal culinary or nutritionist training but a ton of practice making food that babies and toddlers love with great attention to wholesome, vitamin rich meals. These recipes are ones our families love so we are excited to share with you. Leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions to enhance the recipe.