Morning Banana Cinna-Roll Smoothie

Happy wonderful, maybe sunny, cinnamon-covered, fresh-air Monday! It will be a good day, today. Right? Right.

I hope all of you had an amazing weekend (filled with as much baking as mine did). I’ve had some issues with my blog recently but after a few days, many hours, some wonderful friends who I cannot thank enough, my blog should be working faster and better than ever now! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. You know who you are- both of you. Expect cookies, ’cause cookies are coming. 😉

Ok, with the necessary being said, let’s talk mornings.

I love ’em. I love everything about them.

I love the fact that I enjoy waking up with the sun (on weekends since there is no sun when I drive to the gym before work on weekdays…). I enjoy having the whole day ahead of me. And I enjoy breakfast like none-other.

My breakfast of choice will always be a green smoothie. The smooth, creamy, icy, blended goodness that is created by my favorite kitchen power tool. I love the variety, the color (um, sometimes), the flavors! Those of you who are religious green smoothie makers too know what I’m talking about.

Bonus points on coming up with yummy-sounding names, wouldn’t you agree?

Banana Cinna-Roll Smoothie

[gluten, sugar, and dairy free, vegan, too!]

adapted from Healthful Pursuit‘s Banana Muffin Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water (or more almond milk)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds (or nut of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or more because cinnamon is amazing)
  • 1 scoop Life’s Basics Plant Protein in Vanilla (optional but creeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaamy goodness)
  • Ice, lots of ice.

Blend all.  Taste. Eat from the blender (does anyone else do this?!). Serve in a cup with more raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Cinnamony, raisin laden, frosty, creamy goodness.

 

More reasons I love the morning… I love my once-in-a-while almond milk latte from my favorite coffee spot.

It’s probably the most expensive latte in the world, but it’s soooooooo good. Plus, they always give me an extra special touch.

What is the best thing about your Monday morning?

Who can you thank today?

Have you entered the Date Syrup giveaway?