There’s just something about a mall pastry, especially when cinnamon is involved, that will always spark joy for me. One whiff of a glazed Cinnabon roll or an Auntie Anne’s cinnamon sugar pretzel, and I’m instantly immersed in olfactory (and subsequent gustatory) bliss. Sure, I’m well aware that these treats aren’t the lowest-sugar fare on offer, which is what lead me down an “nutrient-rich cinnamon roll” social media rabbit hole. You never know until you try!
Fortunately, plant-based recipe developer Kelsi Boocock, aka @healthykelsii, created a nutritionally-balanced, drinkable (!) version of my shopping mall dessert of choice. It just might be the special sauce (errr… smoothie) to get my go-to mall fix at home. Friendly on the palate, wallet, and nutrition goals, it’s sure to be on my rotation for the foreseeable future.
Why we love this cinnamon roll smoothie recipe
Packed with protein, carbs, healthy fats, and fiber, this cinnamon roll smoothie is a hearty yet balanced snack that’s just as delicious as it is loaded with good-for-you-ness. Frozen bananas are a staple in many a smoothie—and for good reason. They seemingly do it all, offering sweetness and creamines