This is one of the best smoothies I’ve ever made! It tastes just like a cinnamon bun without the guilt and empty calories! Packed with healthy ingredients this smoothie is great for breakfast or as a snack when you’re craving something sweet. Read below for all of the amazing health benefits of the ingredients in this smoothie. This makes one heck of a nutritious meal!
Recipe Health Benefits
Banana – a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper.
Dates – Medjool dates are one of the foods I like to call “nature’s candy.” They give a wonderful sweetness to recipes and since they contain a great source of fiber called beta-D-glucan, it helps to naturally decrease the bodies absorption of cholesterol. It also slows the absorption of glucose in the small intestines helping to keep blood sugar levels even.
Cinnamon – anti-microbial, stabilizes blood sugar and helps boost brain function just by smelling it!
Chia seeds – high in omega 3 fatty acids, stabilizes blood sugar, improves insulin sensitivity, full of fiber, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, good source of tryptophan (the amino acid precursor to serotonin and melatonin) and packed with nutrients! That’s why chia seeds are considered a superfood – so many benefits!
Cinnamon Bun Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana (add ice if your banana isn’t frozen)
- 1.5 Tbsp natural nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, etc)
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop plant protein (or 1/3 cup hemp seeds)
- 1.5-2 cups filtered water
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until it reaches a smooth consistency. Enjoy immediately or pour into an airtight container to store in the fridge for later.