Cinnamon Coffee Smoothies

Cinnamon Coffee Smoothies

Happy Christmas Eve!

For this post, I had originally planned to do a cinnamon roll recipe to recreate all of my warm and cozy Christmas morning memories. Obviously – I didn’t get to it. Plan B was to make a cinnamon roll smoothie – all of the goodness of cinnamon rolls but in a healthier format. But then I realized, who am I kidding? A smoothie will never be a cinnamon roll, so instead, I’m sharing the yummy coffee-spiked smoothie that we’ve been making all week and really enjoying. It’s creamy and filling and it won’t leave you with that carb/sugar overload feeling. What it will leave you with is more energy for opening presents and it’ll make you feel better about having a cocktail and a few cookies later in the day!

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Happy Holidays, friends & Smoothie Cheers!


4.7 from 3 reviews
Cinnamon Coffee Smoothies
 
Cinnamon Coffee Smoothies
Serves: serves 2
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons concentrated cold brew coffee or espresso
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ¾ cup almond milk, more as needed to blend
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 heaping tablespoon maca powder, optional*
  • 1 heaping tablespoon vanilla protein powder, optional*
  • 1 medjool date or sweetener of your choice, optional
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk, as needed.
Notes
For the protein powder, I used Moonjuice Vanilla Mushroom Powder. For the Maca, I used Essential Living Foods Maca Blend.

This recipe was inspired by the Winter Smoothie on The Fresh Exchange.

Milk Glasses from Anthropologie.


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21 comments

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  2. I just bought some maca powder and added it to my açaí bowl this morning and it gave it such a lovely sweet flavour. I’m definitely going to try this as I love cinnamon too – thanks for the recipe :))

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  3. Liese on said:

    Been making oat milk last few months, tastes great in coffee and no more wondering if a carton is really being recycled. I think this smoothie will be a good recipe for the oat milk and if I don’t strain the milk more than once will probably not need the protein powder.

    • Oat milk would probably be great in here, thanks for the idea!

  4. Megan Gilger from thefreshexchange.com on said:

    Thanks so much!!! So glad you loved it and it inspired you. How do you like the Moonjuice products?! I have debated them so many times and have never pulled the trigger.

    • Of course! This is the only one I’ve tried so far – I like it because it tastes good (not gritty or chalky). I haven’t tried any of their other products yet, but I’m thinking about experimenting with some others soon :).

      I hope you, Mike & Hayes had a wonderful holiday!

  5. Kathy C on said:

    How many calories?

  6. Phyllis on said:

    do I have to use the protein powder?

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  8. marianne on said:

    what kind of vanilla protein do you like?

  9. Traci Daley on said:

    When you say 2 Tbsp espresso or strong coffee – do you mean espresso powder/instant coffee? 2 Tbsp of strong coffee brewed seems like not enough – like it would be lost in the other ingredients. Thanks for clarification!

    • Hi Traci – I meant brewed coffee, not powders. You can add more if you like, just use less almond milk accordingly. I used concentrated cold brew coffee (the Chameleon Cold Brew brand) which is pretty strong but it can still be adjusted to taste. Hope that helps!

  10. I’ll try the cinnamon smoothie with dark chocolates.I’ll share this smoothie with my family.My wife will love it.

  11. Cecilia on said:

    Just made this and it was exceptional! Taste so good and healthy. We loved it and will be our new smoothie for week ends and holidays! Thank you

    • Thanks Cecilia! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  12. Katelyn on said:

    Just made this smoothie and it is soooo good!! And it has so much more nutrition (and protein!!) packed into it than my usual cup of coffee! I will definitely be making this again!!

  13. Mirabelle on said:

    Really delicious! I’ll be making these often with the warmer weather ahead.

  14. Kacy from library.uonbi.ac.ke on said:

    I will make this everyday.

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