Cinnamon Peanut Banana Smoothie

Since finishing grad school, it has been a struggle to find the time to work out and stay healthy.

I’m often found, late at night, in my kitchen pulling piping hot homemade pizza out of the oven. Because, after a long day of work and stress –  homemade pizza drenched in fragrant tomatoes and cheese is the only thing that makes it all seem better.

And while it is DELICIOUS. I’m trying not to continue the trend of late night pizza and frying mac and cheese (yes, it is actually amazing) because eating pounds of cheese and carbs chased with some black cocoa brownies is really just not okay (my pants have informed me of this).

So…. after puttering around the kitchen this morning and mumbling to myself about eating black truffle potato chips and french onion dip for breakfast…. I whipped together this smoothie and put the chips back in the pantry.

It’s delicious, filling, and most of all easy to put together.

Cinnamon Peanut Banana Smoothie (Kaprise Kitchen’s substitute for chips for breakfast)

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (I used chunky)
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger (I love ginger so I used… a huge slice, but feel free to scale accordingly)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  1. Put it all in a blender and whizzzzzzzzz together
  2. Drink.

 

** You could also toss a sprinkle of cocoa powder for some extra dessert like flavor, or some vanilla extract, maca powder, chia seed, hemp seed…. or anything that you like!

*** No pictures because we all know that blended brown and yellow things don’t make for pretty pictures. But…. in the world of smoothies, it just has to be really yummy!

 

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