Cinnamon Burst Smoothie

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If you’re following a clean eating diet, then you know how important it is to have protein for breakfast and after your workouts. I find that when I don’t eat protein first thing in the morning I end up snacking all day long.

This Cinnamon Burst Smoothie recipe is a delicious creamy blend of organic almond butter, banana and cinnamon with just the perfect amount of sweetness. The organic almond butter offers a combination of healthy fats and protein and the banana and dates offer the perfect amount of sweetness while the cinnamon packs a powerful punch of flavor.

Adding in the maca is completely optional. I enjoy it in the morning as it acts as a caffeine free energizer and since I am trying really hard not to drink any caffeine I really enjoy this. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Burst Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups organic, unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons organic creamy almond butter
  • 1-2 teaspoon cinnamon (based on preference)
  • ½ teaspoon organic maca powder
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup ice
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 692 Fat: 30.9 g Saturated fat: 2.7 g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 98.5g Sugar: 68.1 g Sodium: 272 mg Fiber: 13.2 g Protein: 15.2g

 

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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I used to love going to Starbucks this time of year for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I also feel confident saying that Pumpkin Pie is probably one of my top three favourite deserts. So the fact that it’s Fall and pumpkin season makes me really happy.

I came across this warm and savory Pumpkin Quinoa dish on the lovely irealfoods blog. We made it for dinner last night and paired it with salmon and it was delish.

We only used ¼ of a large can of pumpkin puree, so I was excited to make my Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie today. I love packing my smoothies with extra protein so I added a tablespoon of almond butter to my recipe, which worked really well with the ingredients. I enjoyed it while both kids were napping this afternoon. I felt a little guilty that I didn’t save any to share with my daughter Lauren, but you snooze you lose!

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One cup of pumpkin puree supplies 3.4 grams of iron, a mineral that helps keep you from getting sick by supporting a strong immune system. I’m always getting sick this time of year, especially now that I’m sleep training my baby and majorly sleep deprived! You can ready more about the health benefits of pumpkins here.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 ½ teaspoons real maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg and all spice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (this is optional, but I thought the flavor softened out a bit of the bitterness from the pumpkin puree)
Instructions
  1. One cup of pumpkin puree supplies 3.4 grams of iron, a mineral that helps keep you from getting sick by supporting a strong immune system. I’m always getting sick this time of year, especially now that I’m sleep training my baby and majorly sleep deprived!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 125 Sugar: 5 Protein: 50