Thick, rich, and subtly sweet, this cinnamon smoothie makes the ideal treat.
Almond milk, vanilla protein powder, chia seeds and vanilla extract come together for a refreshing and protein-packed drink.
Why You’ll Love This Cinnamon Smoothie Recipe
With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of prep, this smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack any time of the day.
Loaded with protein this smoothie will keep you full for hours so you are less likely to snack on some of the not-so-good stuff.
Easily customizable, this healthy cinnamon smoothie can be made with regular milk or veganized by using a plant-based milk for those who don’t eat dairy.
Feel free to throw in whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand and play around with different flavor combinations.
Helpful Equipment To Make This Cinnamon Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup ice cubes
How To Make This Cinnamon Smoothie
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
- Serve the smoothie chilled.
All About This Smoothie Recipe
Smoothies are a great way to load up on nutrients. Quick and easy to prepare this cinnamon smoothie is chock full of protein and Omega 3s for a healthy start to your day or for a mid-day snack.
There are no rules when it comes to smoothies so feel free to add your favorite fruit or even veggies to make it your own.
- Smoothie options are endless! There are no limits on how to change up this cinnamon smoothie.
- Make a chai-like smoothie and add some allspice, cardamon, and cloves.
- Add a ripe banana to sweeten it up a bit and make a cinnamon banana smoothie.
- For a super thick and rich smoothie use yogurt instead of milk, or do half milk half yogurt. Plant-based yogurts work well too. Greek yogurt will increase the amount of protein significantly. Choose plain yogurt if using the vanilla protein powder or vanilla yogurt if you are not.
- Instead of the protein powder add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to a make peanut butter cinnamon smoothie. Note almond butter will also work. If nuts are of concern tahini would make a great substitute.
- Throw in some hemp seeds for an additional protein and Omega 3 boost. Or use the hemp seeds instead of the chia seeds.
- If you are craving something green add a handful of spinach or parsley. Both will impart a mild flavor.
- Mix in a tablespoon of flax seeds to add some fiber to the smoothie.
- To sweeten things up without adding sugar throw in a few dates. Medjool dates are my favorite.
Tips and Tricks/Notes
Any kind of milk will work to make this smoothie. Regular milk, almond milk, or soy milk are all good options. If you are using plant-based milk make sure to choose an unsweetened variety as the protein powder, cinnamon and vanilla will already impart some sweetness.
If you don’t have any protein powder on hand you can omit it from the recipe. Though adding protein to the smoothie will help keep you feeling full for a longer period of time.
If you are not using the vanilla protein powder you can use a vanilla-flavored plant-based milk like vanilla almond milk. Choose unsweetened vanilla if it is available.
Chia seeds come in white or black. Either kind will work in this smoothie.
How To Store The Smoothie
It is best to drink this smoothie as soon as it is prepared though if you do have some leftovers you can store them in a mason jar in the fridge. You can always add a few more ice cubes and blend again to get it cold and thick.
Is cinnamon good in smoothies?
Cinnamon is a great addition to smoothies. If you haven’t added cinnamon to your smoothies yet you don’t know what you are missing.
Why put cinnamon in smoothies?
Cinnamon adds a nice sweet flavor without adding any sugar or calories. Cinnamon has also been known to help stabilize blood sugar levels.
How much cinnamon should you put in a smoothie?
Just a touch of cinnamon adds lots of flavor. I’d estimate about a teaspoon ground cinnamon per serving would suffice. It is best to test with less cinnamon as you can always add more.
You can’t get any simpler than this cinnamon smoothie. Ideal for a breakfast smoothie in the morning or a snack during the day. It’s also great for a post-workout drink. Easy to customize with your favorite smoothie add-ins, you need to add this cinnamon drink to your smoothie repertoire.
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