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CINNAMON TOAST SMOOTHIE RECIPE
For a quick smoothie that will satisfy any sweet tooth, this cinnamon toast smoothie recipe will work well as a breakfast, light lunch or dessert drink. True to its name, it does remind you of cinnamon toast crunch – the (favorite unhealthy!) cereal kids and adults love! This version however, is GUILT-FREE and from my Vibrant Life Cleanse Program & Cookbook. For those of you that have a hard time downing green drinks, you can amp up the nutrients by adding 2 cups of spinach or a kale leaf or two. It won’t be very cinnamon toast looking, but it’ll taste the same! Use a high speed blender, like a Blendtec or Vitamix for the best consistency.
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- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 10 raw almonds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup cubes
- Add all Ingredients to the jug of your high- powered blender in the order they are listed and blend until smooth.
- For Blendtec: Press the SMOOTHIE setting OR Use highest manual speed and blend for 45 seconds.
- For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE Speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE Speed #10/HIGH. Blend until desired consistency is reached, about 1 min.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALMONDS
Natural, unsalted almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack with plenty of health benefits. Loaded with minerals, they are also among the healthiest of tree nuts. Just a handful of nutrient-rich almonds a day helps promote heart health and prevent weight gain, and it may even help fight diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Eating about 23 almonds a day is an easy way to incorporate many crucial nutrients into your diet. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Additionally, almonds are a significant source of protein and fiber, while being naturally low in sugar.
According to the FDA, eating 1.5 ounces a day of most nuts, like almonds, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Many of the nutrients in almonds help contribute to increased heart health. For one, almonds are rich in magnesium, which is critical in preventing heart attacks and hypertension.
Nuts, like almonds, are also beneficial for maintaining a healthy weight. The fiber, protein and healthy fat content of almonds means it only takes a handful to keep you feeling full and satisfied so you won’t have the urge to overeat.