Cinnamon Roll Smoothie, aka Almond and Walnut Vanilla Spiced Smoothie

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WOW. I’m a big fan of smoothies, and I try to make them at least once a week or so (and more often when my sister is home making them, since I get inspired). I usually stick to fruit-based ones, and try to add in some cinnamon and almond butter whenever possible. But this one was different and especially amazing. I loosely based it off of the walnut and honey spiced protein shake fromΒ Minimalist Baker, but I just kind of went with what I had on hand. And it turned out so well, I will definitely be making another tomorrow morning! My sister said it tasted like a cinnamon roll, but it’s so much healthier! It’s like somewhere between a smoothie and a milkshake — I don’t know if I can call it a smoothie, since not much fruit is involved, but it also seems too healthy to be a milkshake (or maybe I’m just dreaming). Let me know what you think — smoothie, or milkshake?

 

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie (adapted from Minimalist Baker)

Ingredients (makes 1 large serving):

  • 2 large handfuls of ice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt (or yogurt of your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Sprinkle of oats and chia seeds

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Add all the ingredients to a large blender and blend until homogenous. And enjoy!

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2 responses to “Cinnamon Roll Smoothie, aka Almond and Walnut Vanilla Spiced Smoothie

  1. Great recipe! You should share it at Smoothie OTW, which needs some entries this week. I’m just hoping that the link-up continues, because there have been some great recipes in weeks past. http://omnomally.com/2013/12/15/smoothie-otw-link-up-week-6/

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