A healthier version of the traditional cinnamon roll, the Banana Cinnamon Roll Smoothie is a decadent and super creamy smoothie you can enjoy every day without any of the guilt. It even has added oats, which means you can have dessert for breakfast!
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We had a pie shop open up down the road and they offer pie milkshakes. Let that sink in for a minute….they put an entire slice of your favorite pie into a blender and make it into your very own personal milkshake….Ahhhh yu-huh, hand raised, front of the queue.
Are We Adding A Cinnamon Roll To A Smoothie (Please Say Yes)?!?
I heard about this place around the same time all things cinnamon roll started showing up in stores with the onset of Fall. Whilst I am not very well going to put an entire cinnamon roll into a blender and make it into a smoothie for you (I know I know, I’m sorry, yes it would be amazing….).
I have made a much healthier version you can enjoy EVERY day without having to worry about the sugar, calories, and dangerousness of it all. Save the real pie-shake for the weekend.
Now I don’t know what happens in your house, but in mine when I make a smoothie I have 3 little vultures circling around me cawing for their share. I always have to make separate batches because I like to put things in mine they can’t have: coffee, collagen, spirulina, matcha, protein powder. You get the picture.
So when I finally got my hand on some of those Vitamix personal cup adapters Costco has been teasing me with for so long, I was beyond excited. We have been separate smoothying it up all day. I make my own batch in my cup, snap on the lid and I am good to go with getting everyone out the door in the morning. The kids get their own whole jug. Success.
Look at how creamy that is!
What’s The Deal With The Vitamix Personal Cup?
It’s easy, you just put your ingredients in the cup in the recommended order, screw the adapter onto the top, and flip it over to attach to your Vitamix base. When you’re done blending, remove from the Vitamix base, unscrew the adapter, and put the lid straight onto the personal cup.
Voila, you are good to go! This easy-clean, spill-proof personal cup works very well and is great for both on the go and portion control (since in the bigger blender, it’s hard to see how much you’re really making when you are creating smoothies on the fly). As long as you layer in your ingredients in the recommended order, they blend perfectly.
How does that recommended order work? (Tip: it’s the opposite of how you would normally load the blender):
- Ice and frozen ingredients;
- Fruits and veggies
- Leafy greens
- Dry goods (grains seasonings, powders)
One of my favorite features of the personal cup is that it is double insulated so that your liquids stay cold for a long period of time (because we all know drinking a smoothie without being interrupted is a pipe dream and that baby will be following us all morning through the school run, grocery run and putting the actual baby down for a nap).
Another huge benefit is that the cup is made of BPA free materials. Winning.
Another add-on we use regularly with our Vitamix E310 Explorian Series Blender is the under blade scraper. During the school year, we make nut butter regularly for use in sandwiches, as a dip for fruits (apple slices and almond butter = yum), or as an add-in for smoothies.
The Vitamix can make homemade nut butter in just a few minutes. Simply add nuts into the blender and pulse until the oils are released and nut butter is smooth and creamy or at your desired texture. I also make a mean coconut butter with mine: check it out here.
Where Can I Get my Own Personal Cup Adapter to Make this Banana Cinnamon Roll Smoothie?
Save 15% on the Personal Cup Adapter with the purchase of a Classic Series Vitamix blender by using the promo code MMVITA2018. Offer ends December 31, 2018.
They can be found at Amazon, Target, Sur La Table or Williams Sonoma. Or just pop over to their website vitamix.com/us/en_us/Where-To-Buy for the full list of accessories.
Now For the Banana Cinnamon Roll Smoothie!
Bring it on.
A healthier version of the traditional cinnamon roll, the Banana Cinnamon Roll Smoothie is a decadent and super creamy smoothie you can enjoy every day without any of the guilt. It even has oats in there, which means you can have dessert for breakfast!
- 2-3 ice cubes
- 1 frozen banana broken into about 4 pieces
- 3 medjool dates pitted
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp chia seeds (optional: see notes)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla essence
- 1 cup milk of choice (I use almond)
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt of choice
Add everything to the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth.
Optional add-ins: coffee, protein powder.
It is ok to use chia seeds if you are going to serve this and drink it straight away. If you plan to keep it or sip on it over a period of time it may become gelatinous, which I don't mind but some people (my husband) won't drink.