Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Kim McDevitt, MPH RD on November 10, 2014 , categorized in Breakfast, Smoothies

cinnamon bun

There are few things that scream snowy winter morning like a cinnamon bun does. But starting your day off with a rich, decadent, calorie-rich breakfast will likely make you feel like crawling back into jammies and snuggling on the couch instead of powering through a busy day of work. So instead, try blending up this nutrient dense smoothie to energize your day.

Note: Looking for a lighter option? Skip the nut butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 serving Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • ¼ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2-3 pitted dates
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or more to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Vega® Maca
  • Pinch of pink sea salt
  • Optional toppings: cinnamon sprinkle, cinnamon stick, chopped pecans

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to blender.

  2. Blend until smooth!

  3. Optional garnish of topping is highly recommended. Enjoy!

Kim McDevitt, MPH RD

Kim McDevitt works at Vega as a National Educator. A runner, cooking enthusiast, plant-focused flexitarian, Kim has passionately built her career in nutrition. Noticing that her running performances were closely tied to what she was eating, Kim decided to study nutrition and pursue advanced degrees in Dietetics and Public Health, to better understand the power of food in performance. Today, Kim specializes in sports nutrition to enhance athletic performance and focuses on realistic and approachable ways for improving health through educated dietary choices within an active lifestyle.

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