Guess what happened? Guess. I wrote this entire post where I was being semi-witty and I inserted all the photos and it was good to go and then my computer shut down and I lost it. And then I wanted to scream but I was in public so I was forced to act calm, cool and collected. AHHHHH. What ever happened to autosave??! Breathe, Erin, breathe. Here is attempt #2 at being witty….
I asked you all on Instagram which recipe you’d prefer to see first and you chose this cinnamon roll protein smoothie.
I’ve been on a huge cinnamon kick lately. If a recipe needs a little somethin’ somethin’, I just add cinnamon (like this chicken salad). Rather than adding cinnamon to a smoothie, I wanted to make cinnamon the star of the show. And so I present to you this Cinnamon Roll Smoothie..
This smoothie legit tastes like Cinnabon, and I’m not just saying that. You know when bloggers claim that their kale smoothie tastes like a brownie and you’re like ‘no effing way’? Yeah, well this LEGIT tastes like a cinnamon roll. Speaking of Cinnabon, how do they do it? You walk through the mall’s food court and, while there are several different restaurants, the smell of Cinnabon’s cinnamon rolls/sticks/deliciousness trumps them all. This smoothie is basically a cinnamon roll minus the dough plus a blender. And a tid bit healthier, too.
It’s gluten free and VEGAN, as long as you use almond milk or coconut milk yogurt (which I’m personally a huge fan of).
I’d like to add that I’m particularly proud of this pour shot. Who would have thought that 469 tries later I would have gotten a decent one. Note to self: get a tripod.Print
Cinnamon Roll Protein Smoothie
This Cinnamon Roll Protein Smoothie tastes like a Cinnabon cinnamon roll but it’s good for you–perfect for that post workout treat!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 1 min
- Total Time: 6 mins
- Yield: 1
- Category: drinks
- Method: blender
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt*
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 6 ice cubes
- Place ingredients into a blender and pulse until everything is smooth.
*For vegan option, use plain coconut milk or almond milk yogurt
Keywords: smoothie, protein smoothie, cinnamon smoothie
Q: When was the last time you ate Cinnabon? Coconut/almond milk yogurt: yay or nay? Can you ever have too much cinnamon?