So in case you didn’t hear, it snowed in Colorado last Friday. Yes, you read that right, SNOW! What the heck, a little early don’t you think?! I was not amused by this little joke mother nature decided to play (I’ve since forgiven her because we are back to 80 degrees). When I went to bed Thursday night I knew my morning run was going to be cold, so I laid out my long sleeve shirt, capris, and gloves. However, this was not enough. The temperature was reading that it felt like 29 degrees outside thanks to the wind, so on top of the clothes I already planned to wear I added a tank top under my long sleeve shirt and an ear warmer head band thing. It was sort of misting rain when I started running, but about a mile in it turned to snow flakes. While the snow didn’t stick to the ground it was sure coming down pretty hard for a while. I had forgotten how uncomfortable snow blowing in my face was…I quickly remembered. When I got home I was a little chilled so I had a cup of coffee and stewed about how it was the second week in September and it had snowed. Don’t get me wrong, I like winter, but not in September. After my coffee I could have made myself a hot bowl of oatmeal, that would have been the logical thing to do. However, I refused to pretend it was winter, good gravy it isn’t even fall yet! So what did I do? Made this Snickerdoodle Smoothie of course!
When it comes to ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, or anything cold and creamy, there could be a blizzard outside and I’d still eat/drink it like it was warm summer day. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always gravitated towards cold drinks over hot ones. The one exception is a cappuccino, I will always drink a cappuccino!
This smoothie has so many great things going for it. First of all the name, snickerdoodle…hello, who doesn’t want a smoothie that tastes like that delicious cinnamon cookie! Next, this smoothie can be made dairy free (I used soymilk) so vegans and those with allergies can enjoy it too. The smoothie is packed with protein thanks to the almond butter and the soymilk so it will keep you full for hours! Finally, the snickerdoodle smoothie is sweetened only with fruit (a banana and a date) so you don’t have to worry about a spike in your blood sugar. Who knew that something so healthy could taste so decadent!
Not only does this smoothie make a great grab and go breakfast, but it’s also a perfect after school snack for kids, or even a delicious healthy dessert to enjoy after dinner. The best part is there is absolutely no guilt when it comes to slurping down this cold creamy drink. No matter what your weather is currently doing be sure to add this Snickerdoodle Smoothie into your breakfast rotation!
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana, chopped
- 1 date, chopped
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 6gSugar: 20gProtein: 6g
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