Friday, September 20, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Inspired by FitSugar

This is so great when you're craving something sweet, especially since there is only 157 calories. What?!!? Heck yea! You save like 800 calories by having this instead of a Cinnamon bun. 

1 frozen banana, cut into four pieces
1 cup Almond Milk
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
Cinnamon stick for awesomeness 

Blend and enjoy!

Best part of this delicious smoothie is the benefits:
Almond milk- great cholesterol lowering-effects from Vitamin E, magnesium and monounsaturated fats.
Cinnamon - aids digestion, recommended for treating loss of appetite and upset stomach, prevents bloating and treats heart burn and nausea.
Banana - help with depression, from traces of tryptophan which converts into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes one feel happy. Helps against leg cramps during workouts. Reduces PMS symptoms.