Nut Butter Banana Cinnamon Smoothie

This Nut Butter Banana Cinnamon Smoothie recipe is rich and satiating, and features a creamy blend of ripe bananas, nut butters, and warm cinnamon, for a nutty, rich, spicy, sweet breakfast drink. The result is a wholesome and delicious smoothie that’s ready in 5 minutes or less!


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick and easy: Whip up this banana smoothie with cinnamon in minutes for a hassle-free and speedy breakfast or snack.

Balanced flavors: The combination of creamy bananas and warm cinnamon creates a perfect harmony of sweetness and spice..

Kid-friendly: The sweet and familiar taste of bananas makes this smoothie a hit with kids, making it an excellent choice for a quick snack.


Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

Banana: Choose ripe bananas for sweetness and creaminess. Frozen bananas add thickness.

Almond nut butter: Adds nuttiness and richness. Substitute with peanut butter or cashew butter.

Macadamia nut butter: Imparts a unique buttery flavor. Use any other nut butter that you have on hand.

Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon adds warmth and depth. You can swap it out for a cinnamon stick added after blending.

Honey: Adds natural sweetness. Maple syrup, agave nectar, or date syrup for alternative natural sweeteners.

Almond milk and water: Use any liquid base like almond milk, coconut water, or dairy milk for a creamier texture, and to facilitate blending.


How To Make Banana Cinnamon Nut Butter Smoothie

Step 1: Prep Ingredients

Peel and slice the bananas.

Step 2: Blend

In a blender, combine the sliced bananas, almond nut butter, and macadamia nut butter.
Add ground cinnamon and drizzle honey over the ingredients in the blender.
Pour in cold water or almond milk to facilitate blending.
Blend until all ingredients are smooth and well combined, pour into glasses and serve.


Recipe Tips and Tricks

Use ripe bananas: Opt for ripe bananas with brown spots for natural sweetness and a smoother texture.

Control the consistency: Adjust the liquid quantity to your preference – more for a thinner smoothie, less for a thicker one.

Pre-chill ingredients: If using fresh bananas, consider refrigerating the almond milk and water to maintain a colder temperature.


Storage

After preparing the cinnamon banana smoothie, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.

I recommend consuming your smoothie within 24 hours for the best flavor and texture, as the smoothie may separate over time, and become watery.

Banana Cinnamon Smoothie FAQs

Can I use unripe bananas for the smoothie?

It’s best to use ripe bananas as they contribute natural sweetness and a smoother texture to the smoothie.

Can I replace ground cinnamon with cinnamon sticks?

Sure you can, but ground cinnamon blends more easily. If using sticks, consider infusing them in the almond milk before blending, or adding to your glass when serving your smoothie.

How can I make the smoothie thicker without using ice cubes?

Freeze banana slices in advance for a thicker and colder consistency.

How can I prevent the smoothie from turning brown?

The smoothie might oxidize slightly due to the bananas. Adding a splash of lemon juice can help slow down the browning process.

Nut Butter Banana Cinnamon Smoothie

This Nut Butter Banana Cinnamon Smoothie recipe is a nutty, rich, spicy, sweet breakfast drink that's ready in 5 minutes or less!
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon banana smoothie, nut butter banana cinnamon smoothie, nutty banana smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon almond nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon macadamia nut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey adjust to taste
  • 1 cup cold water or almond milk for a creamier texture

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the bananas.
  • In a blender, combine the sliced bananas, almond nut butter, and macadamia nut butter.
  • Add ground cinnamon and drizzle honey over the ingredients in the blender.
  • Pour in cold water or almond milk to facilitate blending.
  • Blend until all ingredients are smooth and well combined, pour into glasses and serve.

This creamy and satisfying nutty banana cinnamon smoothie is super easy to make, tasty, comforting, and perfect for breakfast, snack time, or as an anytime treat! Try it and let me know what you think.



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