This Banana Cinnamon Smoothie is easy to make and so delicious! It is perfect for breakfast on the go or for a post-workout treat!
Happy Friday, I hope you have had a great week! Mine has been pretty hectic, so I am definitely looking forward to the weekend. I am hoping to get to the pool on Saturday and Sunday. I am doing a swim challenge right now. In order to complete the challenge, I need to log 100 miles of swimming between November 1st and February 28th, which is a LOT of time in the pool!
Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
So needless to say, I am starving all the time! I don’t know what it is about swimming and hunger, but I know I am not alone. In an effort to not fill up on a lot of junk, I am on a green smoothie kick. I have been doing a little experimenting with them as well. This morning I came up with this delicious Banana Cinnamon Smoothie. I don’t know why I had never thought to add cinnamon to a green smoothie before, but I will definitely be using it more often now.
Why add cinnamon to a smoothie?
Cinnamon has a number of evidence-based health benefits! It has anti-inflammatory properties, so it is helpful after a hard workout. This tasty spice is also loaded with antioxidants to protect your body from damage by free radicals. It is considered a superfood, so why not toss some into a smoothie to give it a powerful health boost?
What ingredients are in the Banana Cinnamon Smoothie?
The Banana Cinnamon Smoothie I made this morning had just 8 ingredients.
- Flax Seed
- Vanilla Yogurt
How do I make the Banana Cinnamon Smoothie?
The smoothie is super simple to make! Just toss everything in a blender or smoothie maker.
Then, blend on high speed.
Once everything is pureed and the consistency is smooth it is done!
Serve it up in a cold glass and enjoy! I added a rim of cinnamon and oats and a banana slice to make it a little fancier!
Can I alter this to make it a vegan smoothie?
Yes, absolutely! I used the ingredients on hand this morning. However, the regular milk could easily be substituted with almond milk or coconut milk. Same with the yogurt…a plant-based one could be used. Another option would be to omit the yogurt and add a whole banana.
Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- Combine all ingredients in order into blender or smoothie maker.
- Blend until well combined and smooth consistency.
- Pour into favorite glass and enjoy!
So Tell Me…
Does swimming make you extremely hungry? What is your favorite ingredient to add to a smoothie? Have you ever added cinnamon to a smoothie?
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