The background of all this is that I make a smoothie almost every day for breakfast. I have found that if I don’t, I generally don’t get enough fruit in my diet. There are some pretty standard go-to’s I have to make the never ending variety of smoothies to keep it interesting. I always use coconut milk and a juice, at least one fresh fruit, sometimes some greens, most of the time a banana, sometimes cocoa powder, usually coconut oil, and always cinnamon. I love the taste of cinnamon, but I’ve also heard that it is a blood sugar regulator. And with as much fruit as I consume in a smoothie, I feel it’s a good idea to add cinnamon.
Soooo……yesterday I was a bit tired, or a bit distracted, or a bit something…while I was making my smoothie. I assembled my ingredients as I always do. I used my main ingredients plus a cut up apple, and of course my cinnamon. (???)
Some background on this one addition? I have a nice spice rack. I alphabetize my spices…yes, I’m ridiculous like that 🙂 . There is absolutely no reason to use the wrong spice….you would think? Well, for some odd reason, I pulled out the allspice instead of the cinnamon. No, I didn’t notice while I was blending. Yes, it woke me up. I won’t say it was horrible, but I will say I didn’t finish the smoothie.
Here’s a simple smoothie recipe that almost anyone would like. And, yes, peanut butter is acceptable for breakfast! Always!
Oh….note that I don’t measure……add more or less to your own taste. I wind up with about 1/2 a blender-full. Try to use organic ingredients if you can…and sugar is not necessary for this drink. Enjoy!
Banana-Peanut Butter-Cocoa Smoothie:
2-3 tsp cocoa powder
about 1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 C coconut milk
1 tsp coconut oil
1 C orange juice (or a juice blend that includes orange juice)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Put all into the blender……blend it up & serve.
If you want it to be thicker, add a few ice cubes.