Red Berry oat milk smoothie topped with delicious sugar-free homemade granola containing Ceylon Cinnamon.
This refreshing smoothie is packed full of nutrients, energy-giving vitamins, and protein and is great for the skin. It is also great for the ones suffering from type 2 diabetes where blood sugar levels are not within your target range. For people with type 2 diabetes or where insulin resistance is an issue, or even for people suffering from heart disease, this smoothie is helpful for your fibre, and sugar levels and will top up your vitamins and minerals.
We like oat milk as an alternative to dairy because of its creamy texture and it doesn’t separate like some non-dairy alternatives. It's great for vegans and vegetarians and can be used by those following a gluten-free diet. Although make sure you check the label to ensure that it has been manufactured in a facility that avoids cross-contamination with wheat products.
Oat milk itself is high in fibre and is a good source of protein as well as containing vitamin B12, another reason why it's good for vegans and vegetarians.
The red berries in particular are a great source of vitamin C. They also contain antioxidants whose anti-inflammatory properties control free radicals which are thought to damage skin cells.
Our secret ingredient is the addition of Ceylon cinnamon. Cinnamon is a potent antioxidant. The most popular type of cinnamon is cassia cinnamon. This is the stuff found on most supermarket spice shelves and is presented as ground Cinnamon. We however suggest using Ceylon Cinnamon which is by far the best Cinnamon because it has a sweeter taste and also contains very little coumarin.
We have added it to the granola, however if you want to try the smoothie without the granola topping just add the content of an Innopure Ceylon cinnamon capsule to the blend.
How to Make your Ceylon Cinnamon Smoothie
120g of mashed banana
15g of ground flax seed
25g of running peanut butter
170g of jumbo rolled oats
50g of chopped almonds
50g of chopped pecans
1tsp of vanilla extract
1tsp of Ceylon Cinnamon powder
¼ tsp cardamom
¼ tsp of fine sea salt
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g of finely diced dried apricots
Take a large shallow baking tray and line this with baking paper. Meanwhile, heat your oven to 150°C or 130°C if you're using a fan oven.
Mix the flaxseed, mashed banana, and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl and then set aside for around 10 minutes.
After the mixture has rested add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Take out the baking tray being careful because it will be hot and spread out the mix. Place the tray back into the oven and bake for around 40 mins. After 20 mins flip the contents carefully using a spatula. Ideally, you want to keep the mix in large pieces so just be careful not to break up the mix too much when flipping. Bake for the remaining 20 minutes, take out, and set aside to cool.
Once the mix has dried it will be crunchy and can be stored for up to a week if kept in an airtight container.
Now for the smoothie pour 200 ml of oat milk into a blender then add 4 tablespoons of frozen red berries and blend until smooth. Add to a glass or glass mug and top off with the homemade granola.
If you are not using the granola and just want the smoothies, be sure to add a capsule of Innopure Ceylon Cinnamon for added health benefits and taste.