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Full of fiber, potassium, vitamins, antioxidants, omega-3s, protein and carbs, this smoothie combines unlikely ingredients for a tasty and powerful start to the day.
An interesting tidbit: In a study published in 2007 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that healthy study participants who ingested six grams of ground cinnamon (roughly a bit more than 1 teaspoon, which contains about five grams) with a high-carbohydrate food showed lower post-consumption blood sugar levels than those who did not.
Vanilla Peach Power Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon toasted ground flax
1 1/2 scoops Trader Joe’s berry-flavored super green powder (or other brand), optional
1/2 cup organic nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt
3 small white peaches, pits removed and sliced (you can use frozen)
1 banana, broken into chunks
1/2 cup blueberries (you can use frozen)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Put all ingredients into a blender—almond milk on the bottom—and whiz until smooth.