Adding a tsp of cinnamon to a plain Chocolate Vegan Protein Smoothie not only adds a dash of spice, but also a kick of health benefits too!
Cinnamon is made from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum and comes in two varieties – ceylon cinnamon, and the more common cassia cinnamon. Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of the cinnamomum tree, extracting the inner bark and removing wood parts. When it dries, it forms strips that curl into rolls (cinnamon sticks) and that can be ground to form cinnamon powder.
Some of the health benefits of cinnamon include:
- source of antioxidants (more than garlic or oregano)
- anti-inflammatory properties
- promotes heart health
- lowers blood sugar
- helps fight diabetes
- protects brain function
- may help lower cancer risk
- fights infections & viruses
- protects dental health
Add to that the health benefits you get from Boomer Nutrition Organic Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder including a healthy dose of B Vitamins for energy and added leucine for muscle preservation (an important part of slowing age-related muscle loss).
This Cinnamon Chocolate Protein Smoothie is made with our NEW Organic Vegan Boomer Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder , but it also tastes great using our original Boomer Nutrition ENERGY Chocolate Whey Protein Powder which, if you are not vegan and are OK with some dairy, offers a creamier version of this Cinnamon Chocolate Protein Smoothie.
Add a dash of cinnamon (start with 1/2 a tsp and add more if you ike more cinnamon taste) to our Orange Mango Vegan Protein Smoothie or this Chocolate Raspberry Vegan Protein Smoothie to spice things up!
Cinnamon Chocolate Vegan Protein Smoothie
Combine all ingredients in a blender or bullet and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
Store any extras in ice cube trays in the freezer to be added to your next Cinnamon Chocolate Vegan Protein Smoothie.
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