This holiday season, have your cake and eat it too.
Not cake exactly, but a cinnamon bun and I’m having it as a healthy smoothie. Prettified with a swirl of agave nectar on top, it has all of the flavors of a cinnamon bun but without the guilt and empty-do-nothing-for-you calories.
Super easy to make even with my ancient blender with its toggle switches. It has been with me since forever, a commercial bar blender from way back when my parents had their restaurant many years ago. It doesn’t make the smoothest of smoothies but it still manages to get the job done.
But if it ever croaks on me, I would replace it with one of these babies from Williams-Sonoma. Actually, I’m hoping Santa is feeling extra generous in his gift-giving come December.
I like the red Vitamix. I’ve been very good. See? I’m having a smoothie.
Cinnamon Bun Smoothie
Makes 12 ounces
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or pure maple syrup
Toss all of the ingredients except the agave nectar into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a cup and drizzle the agave nectar in a spiral on top. Serve immediately.