I'm normally more of a bagel or omelette person, but on some weekend mornings I wake up with crazy cravings for sweet breakfast foods... donuts, cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip pancakes, etc. Sadly for me (but lucky for my waistline) it's a bit of a journey to get from our apartment to somewhere that sells these things, so I usually go without. But recently, I was browsing Pinterest and came across a smoothie recipe that's supposed to taste like cinnamon rolls. So, I decided to give it a try. I modified the recipe a bit to avoid added sugars and it tastes delicious!! (Disclaimer: Okayyy... it doesn't taste exactly like a cinnamon roll but it's a yummy and nutritious alternative.) Check out how to make it below. Let me know what you think!!
-1 cup vanilla almond milk (I used unsweetened)
-a large scoop of plain greek yogurt (about 1/2 a cup)
-1 ripe banana
-4 pitted medjool dates
-1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
1) Dump all ingredients into blender (I use a NutriBullet).
2) Blend for about 2 minutes, or until the smoothie has a smooth consistency.
3) Pour into glasses, sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon and swirl with a spoon. Enjoy!!
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 27 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.