Cinnamon Roll Smoothie – Grain & Dairy Free

I’ve been on a small smoothie kick recently … probably in my attempt to use what we have and to fix my sweets craving …


You do know that I try to Use What We Have, right? For the most part, I’m fairly successful, other times, not so much. But now, as we enter in to Week 16 of Hubby’s Unemployment, I’m becoming much more conscious on where my dollars are going …

Which is what prompted me to finally make this smoothie, which I’ve had pinned forever under my Vitamix and Smoothie board …

It’s fairly simple, and YES, I had all the ingredients on hand. Even the DATE. How on earth is that possible? Ummm, ALDI, baby. Must have had a recipe (this one even?) that needed, I must have spotted them at ALDI dirt cheap (of course) and picked up a bag. Trust me, I was thinking I would need to add something else to sweeten it up.

Ok … here’s how I did it:

1 cup almond milk (I use plain, unsweetened)
1 frozen banana
1 date, pitted and cut in half
1 tbs of almond butter (or peanut butter if that’s what you use)
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp of cinnamon plus more for sprinkling top


Guess what you do? Toss everything in the blender and let it rip.  Mine made a funky noise and I think because I had a pit fragment. That’s ok, the trusty Vitamix killed it, pulverized it in to non-existence.

Pour into serving glass and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!

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