Sunday, August 14, 2016

Why To Add Cinnamon Into Smoothies?


No days without my morning smoothies. It's easy and quick to make, tastes delicious and has plenty of vitamins and other nutrients. I have already mentioned that I add turmeric to my smoothies for its health benefits. Another ingredients I always add is cinnamon. Otherwise I change the ingredients - sometimes berries sometimes fruit depending on the season.

These are the top 10 health benefits of cinnamon
  • Prevents cancer
  • Helps fight against bacterial and funghal infections
  • Prevents Alzheimer's disease
  • Helps treat the common cold and diarrhea
  • Heals cronic wounds
  • It's loaded with powerful antioxidants
  • Cuts the risk of heart disease
  • It has a powerful anti-diabetic effect
  • Helps reduce bloating
  • It has odor neutralizer and mood improving effect






My berry smoothie

1 banana
2 handfuls of blueberries
1 handful of raspberries
a bite of fresh ginger
1 spoonful of chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of lucuma powder
Coconut milk



Good to know about cinnamon:

There are 2 kinds of cinnamon - Ceylon cinnamon which is known as 'true' cinnamon being healthier and more effective and Cassia cinnamon which is the more common variety and normally sold in supermarkets. This later one can, of course, also be used but it should be consumed in very small doses, max 2 tbs per day. That's why I add it only a 1/2 tbs to a smoothie. That's amount you cannot really taste, just gives a very slight flavour.


Do you add any cinnamon into your food?




37 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. I regularly make an ice tea and I add berries, lime and cinnamon. I'm thinking tomorrow I might try a berry, apple and cinnamon juice (nutri-bullet). I would like to try the turmeric also. How much turmeric do you put in?

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    1. That's a great way of using cinnamon - will try it!

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  2. I love cinnamon so I am glad that it is so good of you. I love having Indian sweet tea with cinnamon.

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    1. Especially when the weather is getting cold a nice cup of tea with cinnamon sounds perfect.

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  3. We eat cinnamon on toast all the time, but because we like the flavor... I had no idea it had so may health benefits! Added bonus!

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    1. That's a great way to get all those healht benefits!

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  4. I am not really a cinnamon lover, but after reading this and all benefits it has i will try to use it more. Great post!


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    1. Youcan add just a little bit of it - for example in this smoothie you cannot really taste it.

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  5. What a clever way to get tumeric into your diet! I must admit, I am going to have to Google lucuma powder, I haven't heard of it.

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    1. I will tell more about lucuma in the near future :D

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  6. This is really good to know. I didn't realize cinnamon had health benefits. I'd love to add it to more recipes.

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    1. I was also surprised that it really has health benefits and is not just a spice.

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  7. cinamon has its great health benefits all day all night.

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  8. I love making smoothies and it's really nice when you pack it with fruits, veggies, or spices that has a lot of health benefits. I normally add chia seeds because it's rich in fiber, perfect for my metabolism.

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    1. Chia seeds are my favourite too for their good impact for metabolism.

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  9. Cinnamon is packed with benefits and it adds a lovely aroma and flavor to our favorite drinks and dishes. I wouldn't mind adding it to my smoothies! I think this is an amazing recipe!

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    1. You cannot really taste it in this smoothie but it is packed with so many good things.

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  10. Good thing that I have cinnamon in my pantry. I will use it more often, even on my coffee.

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    1. Would definitely go well with coffee too!

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  11. I'm glad to find out about the benefits of cinammon. I love using cinnamon in cooking, especially for cakes or dessert, even smoothie.

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    1. I was at first surprised too that it really have healthy benefits.

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  12. I love cinnamon in smoothies, it gives such a great taste to them and its also healthy. I always have cinnamon in my house because I love cinnamon rolls and try to make them pretty often for breakfast.

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    1. Cinnamon rolls would be so good - and assumably healthy as well :D

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  13. Great post! Cinnamon has a lot of health benefits... Thanks for sharing it with us!! ;-) ;-)

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    1. You're welcome! Happy if you got some new ideas how to use cinnamon.

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  14. I love cinnamon! This smoothie is to die for, I am so hungry and thirsty right now, after zumba. I usually use cinnamon with apples and honey. Best way to eat them.

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    1. With apples it's so good, but you can add it almost in any food.

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  15. I love smoothies so much and this one looks so delightful!

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  16. I love cinnamon in general! But will definitely be adding some to my smoothies from now on.

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    1. That amount doesn't really taste in this smoothie, but gives an extra boost :)

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  17. seems delicious and refreshing. great recipe :) I will definitely try it sometime

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    1. Delicious & refreshing are exactly the right words to desctibe this :0

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  18. Had no idea that cinnamon had so many other benefits apart from being damn tasty! Will start adding these to my smoothies :)

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    1. I was amazed too. Yes, do start adding it to your smoothies:)

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  19. This looks so good! I really want to become an expert on smoothies and smoothie bowls!!!

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