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Easy Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Just imagine taking all the sweet, sticky, spicy indulgence of a fresh-baked cinnamon roll and cramming it into a glass. Incredibly healthy and delicious, this smoothie is the perfect breakfast to start off the day!

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Oats are a breakfast staple for me. Whether I’m enjoying overnight oats, a no-bake breakfast cookie or this cinnamon roll smoothie, they are usually always included in my morning meal. They help keep me fuller for longer!

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

One of the best things about smoothies is that there really are no limits to what you can do with them. From light and fruity to rich and creamy, the variations are absolutely endless. Another great thing about them is that they’re like dessert, but much healthier.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

This delicious smoothie has a warm flavor from the cinnamon, which really makes you feel like you are eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and the oats and nuts will keep you full and powered up for any hectic day ahead of you. You can also choose whether you want to make it with brown sugar, or the slightly healthier version which is coconut sugar.

The thing I love most about smoothies is that they only take two minutes to make and you can pretty much put anything into your blender and it always tastes good. This is great because the mornings are often a big rush and I don’t always have the time create an amazing healthy breakfast. Which means I often end up eating a sugary breakfast bar.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

This cinnamon roll smoothie is great when you are trying to stick to a healthy eating plan. Every morning I quickly pop all the ingredients into my blender, give it a quick whizz and then my breakfast is done! That doesn’t sound too difficult right?

TIPS + SUBSTITUTIONS
Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein.
Use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar for a healthier alternative.
My milk preference is almond milk, but feel free to use milk of choice.
I love adding in chopped pecans for more flavor and fiber, however you can leave them out if preferred.
If you’re a cinnamon lover like me, add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top before enjoying!

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

 

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Easy Cinnamon Roll Smoothie Recipe

Just imagine taking all the sweet, sticky, spicy indulgence of a fresh-baked cinnamon roll and cramming it into a glass. Incredibly healthy and delicious, this smoothie is the perfect breakfast to start off the day!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 220 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar/coconut sugar
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • PECAN NUTS OPTIONAL

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients into your blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein.
Keyword cinnamon smoothie
breakfast recipes/ healthy recipe/ low carb recipe

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding is filling and easy to make with only a few ingredients. This is best prepped at night so that it is ready to eat in the morning. You can top the chia pudding with whatever raw fruits you enjoy.

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding

Chia seeds

You may be wondering what are chia seeds. According to 11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds, they contain protein, fiber, calcium, anti-oxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids.

In addition, one of the amazing properties of chia seeds is that they absorb up to 14 times their weight in water and form a gel that is perfect for making pudding.

 

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding

You can also grind the seeds and mix into water to make an egg-substitute for baking and recipes like black bean burgers. Since they have very little flavor, all you taste are the other ingredients in your recipe.

How to make breakfast chia pudding

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding

Green chia pudding ingredients

  • Medjool date (for sweetness)
  • Non-dairy milk of your choice (for the base of the liquid)
  • Fresh spinach (for the verdant green color and additional nutrition)
  • Chia seeds
  • Additional fruit for topping (optional)

Chia pudding ratio
My rule of thumb for making breakfast chia pudding is to use 3 tablespoons seeds for every cup of liquid.

Green milk
Making chia seed pudding is simple.

Basically all you need to do is add the seeds to the liquid, stir well, and let it chill in the refrigerator.

It’s really that easy!

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding

For this recipe, I first make “green milk” with spinach, dates, and non-dairy milk.

Process shots showing how to make “green milk” in a blender using a Medjool date, non-dairy milk, and fresh spinach.

While I prefer using organic unsweetened soy, you can also use almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or any plant milk of your choice.

And if you don’t care for the texture of chia seeds, you can add them to the liquid in your blender and process the mixture to make it smooth.

Making the pudding

After blending the liquid mixture, add it to a mixing bowl containing the chia seeds.
Stir well, and continue stirring every few minutes for about 15 minutes. Process shots showing how to combine the chia seeds with the liquid mixture to make breakfast chia pudding. You’ll need to let it set up for at least an hour before eating it. I suggest making it at night to enjoy the next morning for breakfast.

You can make a few ahead of time to eat during the week. They will last about five days covered in the refrigerator.

Then just before serving, you can top the pudding with whatever fruit you like.

For best results, refrigerate your breakfast chia pudding overnight.

If you prefer a sweeter pudding, add an extra date.

Be sure to stir the mixture every few minutes for at least 15 minutes before you place it in the refrigerator. And it’s also important to let the pudding set up for at least an hour before eating. And if you don’t like the texture of the chia seeds, you can blend them with the non-dairy milk mixture instead of stirring them in.

For best results, refrigerate your breakfast chia pudding overnight. Chia pudding will last up to 5 days refrigerated. You can make a big batch on Sunday to enjoy for breakfasts all week.

This recipe makes 1 serving but can be changed to a larger quantity by adjusting the servings below.

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding

Green Breakfast Chia Pudding is filling and easy to make with only a few ingredients. This is best prepped at night so that it is ready to eat in the morning. You can top the chia pudding with whatever raw fruits you enjoy.
Prep Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1
Calories 241 kcal

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk organic soy, almond, or coconut
  • 1 Medjool date pit removed
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • Fruit slices for topping such as pomegranate seeds, banana, kiwi, mango, berries, etc.

Instructions
 

  • In a high speed blender, blend the date, milk, and spinach until very smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, add the liquid to the chia seeds.
  • Stir well, and continue stirring every few minutes for about 15 minutes.
  • Place in the refrigerator at least one hour, or overnight.
  • Just before serving, stir again, then top with fruit.

Notes

For a sweeter pudding, add an extra date.
Breakfast Chia Pudding will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Keyword breakfast, chia seeds, healthy breakfast