I love a banana and cinnamon smoothie! They are soooo delicious and super simple to make! If that wasn't enough of a reason to whip out the blender and make one right now, let me give you some other health benefits:
Did you know that bananas are high in tryptophan, which the body converts into serotonin (the feel good brain neurotransmitter)? This means that bananas are good for depression and mood disorders! They can even help with PMS symptoms!
Bananas also contain high levels of Vitamin B6 which can strengthen the nervous system, help reduce swelling, protect against diabetes and help with white blood cell production.
Bananas can help relieve stress and are good to eat before bed to help you relax.
Did you know that cinnamon is jam packed with antioxidants? Is an anti-inflammatory and may help in reducing the risk of heart disease?
Cinnamon can also help lower blood sugar levels, can benefit neurodegenerative diseases and may even be protective against cancer.
Cinnamon helps fight bacterial and fungal infections, can speed up the metabolism and supress appetite.
So, after hearing all of those health benefits, why not whip out your blender and create yourself a healthy smoothie any time of the day! This recipe will be ready in under 2 minutes and will deliver on all of the above and on taste!
Ingredients for 1 serving:
250ml of almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 Tsp. true cinnamon (plus extra for dusting on top)
Please all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for approximately 30 seconds until smooth.
Pour into glass, dust with cinnamon and serve!