Cinnamon, Banana & Walnut Smoothie

Cinnamon, Walnut & Banana Smoothie

When I know I am going to have a busy morning, instead of skipping breakfast I make a smoothie.  This smoothie is great for breakfast because it has both protein and good fats.  My theory on the protein and good fat combination at breakfast time is that they’re essential at this time of the day to ensure your blood sugar levels remain stable.

Ingredients:

Serves 1

  • 1 serving vanilla whey protein powder or 2 tbsp LSA mix/ground flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp greek yoghurt (optional)
  • 2 tbsp raw walnuts
  • 1/4 or 1/2 ripe banana ( frozen banana works well)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp stevia/maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk – sugar free

Method:

Place all the ingredients into a blender.  Blend all together until you reach a smooth consistency.

I love to top my smoothies with crushed nuts, seeds or gluten free museli – making them spoon eating consistency!

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  • Love to start the day with a smoothie! A big one filled with all kind of healthy ingredients that will make you feel amazing is truly the best way to start the day 😀

  • Emily

    Hi Jess just wondering what the vanilla powder is that you add to your smoothies? 🙂

    • Loving Earth is a great brand…

      Its the powder from the vanilla pods

      • Emily

        Thank- you so much Jess! I cannot wait to try this and all of your other yummy smoothie and food recipes! Ever since I have discovered your blog offering healthy living advice I have been so inspired to take charge and make a change with my life! I have had a lot of troubles with my nutrition, health and self confidence over the last 18 months and your blog posts offering realistic (and not extreme) health advice (especially on stress and rebuilding self confidence and you relationship with food) and wonderful recipes made with whole food ingredients have given me the confidence not to be afraid to try healthy new foods and given me more confidence in myself that I am a good person with a positive future 🙂 Keep up the wonderful work, you are an inspiration! Thank you again!! I look forward to reading more 🙂

  • Brigid

    Hi Jess,
    Great website!, I’ve really enjoyed exploring it and have just started trying some of your smoothie ideas.
    Have you got any good, healthy alternatives to banana in your drinks?
    I’m not a big fan of them, but of course wnat to be as healthy as possible.
    Thanks,
    Brigid

    • So glad I can support you

      Try frozen berries as an alternative or fresh dates 🙂

  • Emily

    I’m on the same oage with Emily! You’ve helped me so much and now I’m off to college to study nutrition and dietetics. You’ve helped me find my way to my passion.

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  • Katherine

    I make this all the time (minus the sugar options and lemon). This is by far my favourite breakfast smoothie to make!!

    Jess I love so much of what you do!! Keep the great ideas flowing 🙂

  • tamara

    my boyfriend and i just made this and loved it thanks so much

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