Cinnamon Tropical Smoothie

I know what you’re thinking. Cinnamon? In my tropical smoothie? I just got used to the idea of making all this healthy stuff drinkable, and now you want me to combine island fruit with cinnamon?? Yes. Yes I do. Trust me on this!

Cinnamon Tropical Smoothie via StrictlyDeliciousAdding cinnamon to my smoothie happened completely by accident, although I’m not quite sure how exactly the accident came about. I might have been in a rush one morning and accidentally added it to my smoothie. I might have read about the health benefits of cinnamon and the suggestion to add it to smoothies and decided I’d try, even though the smoothie I’d made that morning wasn’t exactly conducive to cinnamon’s spice. Or I might have just thought, I wonder how this would taste… 

Cinnamon Tropical Smoothie via StrictlyDeliciousHowever it happened, one morning I surprised myself with the unexpected flavor of cinnamon with my pineapple and mango. But I surprised myself even more by falling in love with it! It soon became one of my favorite smoothies. And, my friends, the rest is history.

Cinnamon Tropical Smoothie via StrictlyDelicious

Cinnamon Tropical Smoothie via StrictlyDeliciousThe banana and coconut milk in this thick smoothie give it a creamy and velvety texture. The warm, sunny flavors of the tropical fruits combine perfectly with the warm, spicy flavor of cinnamon. It all blends up quick to bring a nutritious, sweet start to your morning that is surprisingly tasty! I also recommend sipping this drink outside on a hot day! (Propped up feet are optional.) This smoothie tastes just like a luxurious summer escape. 🙂

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Cinnamon Tropical Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: About one 16 ounce serving

Ingredients

  • 1 c. coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 ripe large banana, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, optional (omit for AIP)

Instructions

  1. Notice how the ingredient list above creates an awesome accidental cascading thing.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender jar. Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth and combined, about 3 minutes. Pour into a drinking glass and enjoy!
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I’m sharing this delicious cinnamon tropical smoothie at the 33rd Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable!

Comments

  1. joanna says

    I add cinnamon to all my smoothies! I’m not sure why, but I’ve been doing it for so long that when I run out, it just doesn’t taste right! haha

  2. says

    Two things…

    1) I love your photos! They make me want to go straight home and whip up a smoothie. 🙂

    2) I love cinnamon in almost every smoothie I make as well. I recently made a smoothie, however, where I accidentally added too much cinnamon. As you can probably imagine, it was like I was drinking pure cinnamon/partaking in the cinnamon challenge. lol

    • says

      Aww thanks Cathy! I’ve really been working on my photography, and while it’s certainly a work in progress I’m SO HAPPY to hear they have that effect!

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