I made this for breakfast this morning, and it was yummy. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, potassium, protein, and other nutrients, and provides you with energy! This is a perfect post-workout smoothie, and great to drink for breakfast.
Feel free to add additional ingredients like vanilla bean powder, lucuma, or other superfoods and even supergreens (although the color would change).
Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
Makes 32 ounces
- 7 ripe, cheetah spotted bananas, peeled
- 2 1/2 cup filtered water, coconut water or homemade nut or seed mylk (add more or less liquid, depending on your preferred consistency. if you like it thicker, add less water; if you like it thinner, add more water)
- 1-2 packets of SweetLeaf stevia or 1 tsp raw stevia powder OR 2-4 fresh pitted medjool dates (the more the sweetness!)
- 1/4 tsp ceylon cinnamon (optional)
- 1/2-1 tsp vanilla bean powder (depending on how you like it)
Blend all ingredients until creamy and smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy. Be sure to chew your smoothie! Yum!
Please keep in mind that you can turn this into a simple banana mylk by simply blending fresh or frozen bananas with filtered water. The more water you add, the thinner the mylk will be. This banana mylk can be used inside raw vegan cereal, drink on its own or inside a fruit salad bowl!
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I tried your smoothie…..it was delicious! Love your blog. I have been thinking about trying raw vegan for a while now,but have been hesitant because I thought it would be expensive and difficult to stick to. Any suggestions for new starters? Thanks a bunch!
Yay!! Glad you thought it was delicious! I appreciate your feedback, thank you!
Don’t be hesitant. This lifestyle is really awesome and inexpensive, once you know how to shop. Once you get the hang of it, this lifestyle becomes so easy (too easy, if you ask me!) to stick to.
My advice to you is:
1.) Eat lots of fresh raw fruits (make sure your produce are organic and GMO-free) and vegetables.
2.) Keep nuts and seeds in moderation. Keep your diet low-fat as much as possible, especially when transitioning.
3.) Buy in bulk. Foods are way cheaper when you buy in bulk.
4.) Incorporate smoothies and juices daily, as both are very important for optimal health. Also, buy local.
5.) Have fun in the kitchen, too. Don’t make it stressful, this lifestyle is too much fun! This lifestyle is so awesome to not enjoy every moment of it.
6.) Set out specific goals for yourself to help motivate and inspire you to achieve them. Exercise daily, too.
7.) At night time, have a big bowl of delicious salad! Make sure you eat enough fruits during the day, so at night time you’re aren’t hungry. Don’t deprive/starve yourself. The more fruits you eat, the more you’ll lose weight.
8.) Don’t eat 3-4 hours before you go to bed.
9.) Don’t worry about calorie counting and calorie restrictions. Eat as much low-fat fruits and vegetables.
10.) Eat/make foods that you love! If you love pizza, make a raw vegan version, it’s way more healthier and tastier. Find recipes online (and on my blog) that you like. Remember, the most simplistic recipes are the best ones! They’re very delicious! Also, eat foods that make you look and feel good. If eating corn makes you feel awful, avoid it from your diet and simply don’t eat it. If you find yourself getting bored with your eats, eat something new, exciting and delicious. Like I said, find/search for recipes that you like/”crave” and make it.
11.) Make sure to eat/choose/buy variety. If you’re one that gets bored easily with food, having variations/variety is very important to succeeding on this lifestyle.
On this lifestyle, there are TONS of delicious and healthy substitutes and recipes to make, you should never get bored with your food.
I would suggest taking a look through my “resources” tab. I have a categories filled with educational, inspiring and every informative links that I feel may help, especially those who are looking to transition into this lifestyle: http://rawveganliving.blogspot.com/p/resources.html
The first two foods I suggest you begin to eliminate from your diet, are dairy and fish. Dairy is the dirtiest liquid (it is worse than meat!) and fish is the dirtiest meat!
Hope these suggestion/tips helped you a lot! If you have any more questions, please let me know. Thank you! Good luck on your journey! 🙂
All the best,
I cannot find almond milk here at my place. Can I substitute it with skim milk or soya milk?
You can substitute the almond milk with filtered water, it’s best. I don’t recommend skim/dairy milk or soy milk, because it’s not healthy and optimal. I would recommend making your own nut or seed milk at home. Most of the store bought brands are highly processed, contains sometime of artificial ingredient to preserve freshness, and contains carcinogenic ingredients. Check out my post on how to make homemade nut or seed milk: http://1rawvegan.com/homemade-nut-or-seed-milk-diy-nut-milk-bags/
Enjoy the smoothie!