February 21, 2019
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Cinnamon Vanilla Smoothie

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In the cooler months, you can make smoothies more appealing by warming them up with spices like cinnamon.  This cinnamon vanilla smoothie is full of nutrition and has a more grounded and warming feel to it from the cinnamon.

For more fall-inspired drinks, check out this Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

It is super simple to make.  Of course, you can make it your own by adding your favorite smoothie ingredients.  The important thing is to use real food, organic when possible, and avoid heavily processed foods.

If you choose to add any protein or superfood powders, be sure to check the labels and make sure there’s no fillers or synthetic ingredients.

This cinnamon vanilla smoothie recipe calls for collagen peptides.  If you want to learn more about collagen supplements, download this free guide The Health Benefits of Collagen.  

Featured Health Benefits of Cinnamon Vanilla Smoothie

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk contains protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamin C, calcium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and potassium.

The nutrients in coconut milk support a healthy cardiovascular system, improved digestion, increased metabolism, weight management, and balanced blood sugar levels.

Bananas

Bananas contain antioxidants, fiber, protein potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin,vitamin C and vitamin B6, vitamin B9.

The nutrients in bananas support healthy digestion, blood sugar stabilization, heart health, weight management, and kidney health.   They help to boost moods and manage stress levels.  They also help you to sleep better.

Collagen Peptides

Vanilla collagen peptides are easily digestible collagen proteins.  Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints.  Collagen peptides support skin health, anti-aging, joint health, athletic performance, gut health and digestion, and better sleep.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

  • Decreases inflammation
  • Increases circulation
  • Fights viruses
  • Fights free radicals
  • Relieves depression
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Stimulates libido
  • Fights parasites

Find more information on cinnamon essential oil here.

 

 

Related Recipe >>> Strawberry Chia Smoothie Bowl <<<

If you like smoothies, you’ll love smoothie bowls.  Smoothie bowls are bursting with nutrition just like smoothies.  But they are thicker, creamier and taste like ice cream.  They make a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert.  Like smoothies, they can be customized to fit your needs and taste buds.

Ready to get creative?  Download Smoothie Bowl Mayhem for recipes and inspiration.

Smoothie Bowl Recipes

 

Keeping It Real

Eating real food is one of the best ways to get or stay healthy.  Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it?  Except it’s not!  We have all become accustomed to eating processed foods.  With that, we have greatly increased our risk of suffering from a chronic disease.  Real food supplies nutrients our bodies are so desperately seeking.  A healthy, well-nourished body is less likely to get sick.  Transitioning from a processed to a whole foods diet can be overwhelming.

For some healthy sweet treats, download your free guide, How to be a Healthy Chocoholic

Disclaimer

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Cinnamon Vanilla Smoothie

 

About the Author Shellie Lynn

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    1. I love easy “hacks”. Smoothies and collagen peptides are my ultimate hack for packing in the nutrition with one small punch 🙂

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