Banana-Cinnamon Smoothie Recipe

Maybe you remember my post regarding my colonoscopy this past May, well I am still experiencing random stomach pangs. After the colonoscopy, I learned that my colon was in fact "healthy", but I knew that my concern was still valid.

It wasn't until recently that I decided to learn more about fiber and the downfalls of having too much fiber in your diet. Who knew that you could have too much fiber?! If you have heard me speak, you know that I am all about having a "balanced" diet, as opposed to being obsessed over counting calories and grams. The average DV intake for fiber is between 25-35 grams. Yikes! It appeared that I needed to cut way back on my fiber intake and so far so good (it has only been 1 week)!

For the past 3 years, I have been accustomed to having a green smoothie almost each morning. However, with eating a lot of fruits and veggies throughout the day and night, I realized that perhaps drinking my green smoothies every day can be altered to every other day.

Here is a recipe that I enjoy on the days where I need a nutritious, filling smoothie...minus the greens:
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbs of powdered cinnamon
  • almond milk
  • water
  • ice
**The amount of almond milk, water and ice is purely based on how you want the consistency of the smoothie to be.**

Cinnamon is known to regulate the body's blood sugar, by helping to stabilize energy and mood levels.

Bananas contain tryptophan, which can lift also lift moods and is a natural source of energy.

Cheers to a healthy, balanced gut!!