Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Recipe
This Cinnamon Banana Smoothie starts with a basic banana smoothie. Bananas are one of the most common ingredients in fruit smoothies – mainly because they create a smooth, thick base.
Adding cinnamon to this smoothie makes it just enough different to add a spark to the smoothie.
If you’d like to try something a little different, substitute ground nutmeg for the cinnamon or add a bit of whipped cream to the top of the drink before adding the spices.
- 1 banana, cut in chunks and frozen
- 1 cup milk
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Ground cinnamon
- Pour milk into a blender
- Place cover on top of blender, leaving center opened
- Set speed to high
- Feed banana pieces through opening
- Add ice cubes through opening
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into glasses
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Ingredients
Bananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.
Milk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.
Ice is an important part of many smoothies. While ice doesn’t add flavor to a smoothie, it is essential to chilling and thickening it. You can add ice to nearly any smoothie without the risk of ruining it.
Adding ice to a blender can create quite a mess, so be sure to cover the container when blending ice. It is best to feed the ice through the opening in the blender top. You can also substitute crushed ice for cubes, as this is easier on a blender.
Who would have thought that frozen water could play such an important part in a smoothie?
Cinnamon is a spice that is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It adds a sweet spicy taste to smoothies.
Cinnamon not only adds taste. It also has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Cinnamon is claimed to have anti-clotting properties. It helps to regulate blood sugar by slowing the release of food from the stomach. Finally, it has antiseptic properties that aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Spice up any smoothie or drink with a touch of cinnamon!
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PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.
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