Creamy Cinnamon Banana Smoothie

Someone on Facebook the other day mentioned that their daughter is going back to school today. TODAY. That is so crazy that it is already time for school again. This means that there will be a need for those breakfasts on the go and afternoon pick me up snacks, for both the parents and the kiddos. This Creamy Cinnamon Banana Smoothie is just that.

My little guys aren’t in school just yet but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have hectic mornings and afternoons that call for quick breakfasts and afternoon snacks. Breakfasts usually consist of hardboiled eggs, toast or cereal while afternoon snacks are usually trail mix and berries. But every so often Kellan asks me to make him a “Big Smoothie”.

Our smoothies usually involve milk, berries and yogurt. But when the nice people at Silk wanted me to try their new cashew milk, I decided that it was time to switch things up a bit and use that.

Have you tried Cashew milk yet? I am always looking for new things to add to my smoothies and Silk Cashew Milk is the latest we’ve tried. My favorite thing about it is that it’s super creamy. After all what is a smoothie that’s not creamy? It also has more calcium than milk and is soy, dairy and lactose, gluten, casein, egg and MSG free.

And…it’s delicious.

So delicious, in fact, that it helped make this smoothie irresistible for my kiddos.

In addition to the creamy cashew milk this smoothie is loaded with avocado, banana, cinnamon and spinach.

Yep, spinach.

And my kids drank it. They drank it because the two prominent flavors are banana and cinnamon. The banana makes it sweet and the cinnamon gives a warm flavor that just makes it hard to resist. And it is so creamy and filling that it gave us all the energy we needed to get going with our day.

Silk is still rolling out the new Cashew Milk so it’s not quite available in all areas. I could only find the Original Cashew at my local grocery store but check your grocery store for the Vanilla, Chocolate and Unsweetened varieties too. The smoothie possibilities are endless

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Creamy Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Recipe

Makes 1 smoothie Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Silk Original Cashew Milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

1

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Lauren
    August 4, 2015 at 5:24 am

    All I want right now is a banana cinnamon smoothie! This looks delicious!

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    Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze
    August 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    My kids don’t start school for another 3 weeks either thank gosh. I’m not ready for them to start school yet. This smoothie looks amazing! Love the color and thickness!! ;-)

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    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    August 3, 2015 at 11:16 am

    This looks delicious, looks like the perfect smoothie!

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    Ricki
    August 3, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I love Silk–it’s the only almond milk I use now (no carrageenan!). This looks gorgeous.

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    Alisa Fleming
    August 3, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I’ve got a carton of Silk cashew milk in my fridge that I was about to crack open – this looks like the perfect way to use it!!

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    Tasha @thatssoyummy
    August 3, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Smoothies are my go to breakfast in the mornings so quick and easy and delicious!

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    Melissa Russo
    August 3, 2015 at 6:21 am

    This sounds so good. I love that you added spinach into it for energy!

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    Rebecca P.
    August 3, 2015 at 5:01 am

    I would cry if school started today! My goodness! But at least we have wonderful smoothies like these to make things a little better ;)

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    Kristen (amindfullmom)
    August 3, 2015 at 4:50 am

    My kids would love this too with the banana and cinnamon–I would love it because of the cashew milk :)

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    Lady Gourmet
    August 3, 2015 at 3:46 am

    Dear Des, your smoothie sounds satisfying and energizing…a perfect start to any morning! The avocado sounds like a great addition. Does this recipe call for one banana? xo, Catherine