Recipe: Spicy Gingersnap Shake

by JJ Virgin on December 7, 2017

Gingersnaps are the ultimate holiday cookie! And this spicy, sweet protein shake perfectly captures all that yummy flavor without the gluten, dairy, or sugar…

You’ll notice this recipe calls for both ground and grated fresh ginger. That’s great news because ginger has multiple health benefits, including being a natural anti-inflammatory and fantastic for your gut health.

Ever wonder why gingersnap cookies are so spicy? The primary flavor compound in ginger is called “gingersaicins.” If you’re a chile head, you might notice how similar that word sounds to “capsaicins” – the stuff that gives chile peppers their heat… They’re actually very closely related!

So now you have the perfect holiday breakfast shake to share with loved ones, along with a fun little piece of food trivia. Enjoy!

Spicy Gingersnap Shake


December 7, 2017

This simple, delicious recipe for a Gingersnap Protein Shake with yummy spices and an extra kick of fresh ginger makes the perfect holiday morning breakfast!

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: 1 serving


2 scoops JJ Virgin Chai or Vanilla All-In-One Protein Shake powder*

2 tsp peeled, grated fresh ginger

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

dash ground cloves

1/2 avocado

1 tbsp freshly ground flaxseed

10 oz. unsweetened almond milk

4-5 ice cubes


1Blend the ingredients together until smooth.

2Your shake can be thickened by adding ice cubes or thinned by adding cold water.

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