Kitchen MacGyver: Vanilla Peach Power Smoothie

Full of fiber, potassium, vitamins, antioxidants, omega-3s, protein and carbs, this smoothie combines unlikely ingredients for a tasty and powerful start to the day.

An interesting tidbit: In a study published in 2007 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that healthy study participants who ingested six grams of ground cinnamon (roughly a bit more than 1 teaspoon, which contains about five grams) with a high-carbohydrate food showed lower post-consumption blood sugar levels than those who did not.

Vanilla Peach Power Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon toasted ground flax

1 1/2 scoops Trader Joe’s berry-flavored super green powder (or other brand), optional

1/2 cup organic nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt

3 small white peaches, pits removed and sliced (you can use frozen)

1 banana, broken into chunks

1/2 cup blueberries (you can use frozen)

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Put all ingredients into a blender—almond milk on the bottom—and whiz until smooth.

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