Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Smoothie With Coconut Flakes Recipe

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Vanilla is heartwarming, inviting, and evocative of the nicest times. We all love vanilla and should eat more of it! Yes, vanilla is a fantastic flavoring, and it’s even better when all-natural. Still, we rarely make smoothies with it, and that’s a missed opportunity.

Here’s a recipe for a healthy vanilla smoothie made with almond milk and a few other creamy ingredients and spices that make the vanilla and cinnamon combination shine. If you’re tired of fruit smoothies, make this one instead — it’s a beautiful addition to your smoothie rotation! You’ll love it!

Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Smoothie With Coconut Flakes Recipe

Why Make Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Smoothies?

The thing with smoothies is that they’re meant to substitute for a light meal or keep your hunger at bay between meals. Smoothies are filling and flavorful, but they’re also somewhat healthy — they’re the best of two worlds: flavor and wellness.

Vanilla smoothies taste like creamy milkshakes, and that’s fun as well. Still, there’s no ice cream in this smoothie, but plant-based milk and coconut cream, so this bad boy is also vegan, in case you’re into that!

Either way, this vanilla cinnamon smoothie is a lovely drink and a drinkable dessert — It’s also a wonderful quick breakfast, but you can enjoy it at all hours. If you love brown spices and the sweet vanilla scent, this drink is for you.

What Goes Into a Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Smoothie?

To make this creamy smoothie, we’re using almond milk, but you can also use coconut milk or oat milk. Regular milk is okay, too!

We’ll also need coconut cream, the sweetened kind, as it will give body and sweetness to the smoothie, eliminating the need for adding sugar. A frozen banana (cut into slices before freezing) is an excellent smoothie thickener that adds tropical sweetness to the smoothie.

Then we have the flavoring agents — almond extract, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. The trio is fantastic, as it tastes like home-baked goods!

Garnish your smoothie with coconut flakes, extra ground cinnamon and whole almonds for an Instagram-worthy vanilla smoothie. And ensure you serve it chilled for best results. When you thought you knew smoothies, you find beauties like this one.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Serving Size2
  • Energy630 cal

Ingredients

Directions

1

Blend the almond milk with the frozen banana, coconut cream, almond extract, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.

2

Pour into two serving glasses and garnish with coconut flakes and almonds.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size2
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories630
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat58.9 g78 g75.51%
  • Saturated Fat51.2 g20 g256%
  • Cholesterol0 mg300 mg0%
  • Sodium37 mg2300 mg1.61%
  • Total Carbohydrate28.6 g275 g10.4%
  • Dietary Fiber7.8 g28 g27.86%
  • Total Sugars15.7 g
  • Protein6.7 g50 g13.4%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)0 IU800 IU0%
  • Calcium60 mg1300 mg4.62%
  • Iron4 mg18 mg22.22%
  • Potassium871 mg4700 mg18.53%