This Has To Be The BEST Healthy Breakfast On The Run EVER!
This delicious smoothie may taste like you’ve crammed a freshly baked pastry into a glass but the BIG difference is . . . it’s guilt free. So if you’re like me and love the taste (or the idea) of a pastry in the morning then you’re going to love this simple Cinnamon Roll Smoothie. Not only does it taste divine, but it’s super healthy and great for helping you feel full longer – no more mid morning cravings!
See how easy it easy to make below and scroll down for the health benefits and a few tasty variations.
CINNAMON ROLL SMOOTHIE
1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 cup coconut yoghurt (or Greek)
1/4 cup oats
1 Tbs brown sugar (optional)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 frozen banana (if using fresh add 3-4 ice cubes)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Add 2 tsps of instant coffee (or a short black espresso) if you’re like me and can’t survive without a caffeine fix in the morning.
Replace the brown sugar with 2 x medjool dates
For an extra spicy kick add a 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pack an extra punch by adding a Tbsp of protein powder
Almond Milk is packed full of calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and a raft of vitamins that are all essential for a healthy body.
Oats are high in fibre and are said to help to reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. They also contain vitamins and minerals including manganese, selenium and vitamin E. They also help to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar levels and also helps to reduce heart disease risk factors.
Bananas are full of fibre, potassium, vitamin C and B6 which all help to support a healthy heart and they also contain tryptophan which is converted into serotonin – perfect for countering depression.
Coconut Yoghurt is dairy free (perfect if you’re lactose intolerant, paleo or vegan) and it’s a good source of bone-building calcium along with magnesium and vitamins B-12 and D.