Before you get all excited, this is the diet-Cinnabon smoothie version. Come on guys, you should know that this blog only features healthier recipes (mostly, anyway…if you’re feeling indulgent…have a peep at this one).
That said, it’s pretty darn fantastic!
You’re getting a yummy smoothie that’s high in protein for under 400 calories (did you know a classic cinnamon roll at Cinnabon weighs in at a whopping 880 calories?!!!).
To tell you the truth, I’m obsessed with Cinnabon. I pretty much walk past the shop every day, and that absolutely mouth-watering buttery, sugary, cinnamon-y aroma gets me every time. You’d probably advise me STOP torturing myself so much, but unfortunately my grocery shop is right next door ☹ Pick ‘n Pay really chose a bad spot in Canal Walk (but Cinnabon really chose a clever one haha!).
Anyway, this smoothie channels all the great flavours of cinnamon rolls without overindulging too much…
And in the process, you’re getting:
25 grams of protein
7 grams of fibre
Lots of Potassium
Plus, cinnamon has been shown to balance blood sugar levels – so you’re practically winning at life here.
Watch the video below to see what a piece of cake this smoothie is to make (or should I say, a piece of cinnamon roll ) 😉 Sorry that was lame…
CINNABON Protein Smoothie Recipe
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Not much to a smoothie to be honest:
- You collect all the ingredients…
- And then you wizz away!
- And once everything is blended you gulp it down ;P
Pretty simple 🙂
Here’s a quick video to simplify the process:
- Serves: 1
- Calories: 369
- Fat: 17g
- Carbohydrates: 39.8g
- Sugar: 15.4g
- Fiber: 7.1g
- Protein: 25g
- Cholesterol: 13.9mg
- ½ cup low fat plain yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp raw pecan nuts, chopped
- ½ medium banana
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- a few ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and whiz!
* This smoothie is also wonderful as a snack - just halve the recipe 🙂