Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite breakfast treats. Nothing was better than waking up to my mom’s cinnamon rolls on a Saturday morning before watching cartoons. With this Cinnamon Roll Smoothie recipe, you can have a much healthier version of this breakfast favorite without gluten or dairy, and the added bonus of protein!
With only six ingredients, including a vanilla-flavored protein of your choice (I use PEScience), you have a quick and easy treat to enjoy as a snack, breakfast, or dessert that’s packed with protein.
The sweet potato gives this Cinnamon Roll Smoothie a creamy texture, but it’s also packed with nutrients. Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, which is needed to make vitamin A, fiber, vitamins C and B6, and potassium.
Cinnamon is an antioxidant that protects your body from damage caused by oxidative stress. This spice also helps regulate blood sugar and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Dates are a natural sweetener and a great sugar substitute. Moreover, they also have anti-inflammatory properties.
Make it Non-Dairy
A lot of adults have a hard time digesting cow’s dairy for a number or reasons. Maybe it’s an intolerance to casein or whey, the proteins found in cow’s dairy. Or, it could be that you’ve developed an intolerance to lactose, the sugar found in milk.
If aren’t sensitive to whey or casein, you’re more than welcome to use vanilla flavored whey protein. PEScience has a great vanilla protein powder that’s packed with 24 grams of protein. If you are sensitive to whey and casein, PEScience also has a plant-based option that contains 20 grams of protein.
I used coconut milk in the smoothie, and coconut milk whipped cream as a topping, and it was delicious.
This Cinnamon Roll Smoothie is the perfect treat on a Sunday morning that will bring back memories of waking up and smelling mom’s cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.
Non-Dairy Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
- 1 cup of baked sweet potato (about 1 potato), remove peel
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2-3 pitted Medjool dates
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1- 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
- Coconut whipped cream and cinnamon for topping
- Peal and cut sweet potato into cubes.
- Heat sweet potato in a microwave-safe bowl for 5 mins
- Mix sweet potato, cinnamon, dates, protein powder, and coconut milk to blender
- Transfer to glass, top with whipped cream and cinnamon, and enjoy!
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