This Delicious, Nutrient-Packed Cinnamon & Banana Smoothie Is Addictive

Banana Smoothie

Cinnamon and banana smoothie? 

Yummo. 

It ticks the nutrition dense, simple and delicious boxes with ease.

As a result, it fits the bill when you need a protein hit to keep your appetite sated, boost your daily nutrition quota and help your hormones stay balanced. 

What’s more, it’s packed with protein, fibre and good fats.

Indeed, this cinnamon and banana smoothie is a delicious concoction designed to be waistline- and hormone-friendly.

Not only is it super easy, but it’s also super satisfying, and if time is not your friend you can sup it on the go.

Cinnamon and Banana Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond, soy or oat milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed oil

Optional: 2 tbsp protein powder. 

To sweeten: 1 tbsp chopped dates, a dash of brown rice malt syrup or stevia

Tip

use frozen bananas or add some ice on these wonderful hot summer days – it’s fantastic (and cooling for hot flushes!)

Method:

  1. Pop all the ingredients in your blender and blend. Easy peasy.
  2. Garnish with a cinnamon quill.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutritional Benefits of the Cinnamon and Banana Smoothie:

  1. Unsweetened almond and soy milk have about 30 calories a cup. Oat milk a little more. And half a banana will give you approximately 45 calories. In addition, cinnamon has negligible calories, oil a small amount. All up your (1 cup) smoothie will be around 75 calories (313 kilojoules) to 90 calories (376 kilojoules). If you add sweetener add around 10-20 more calories.
  2. Soy, oat and almond milk give you a protein boost and reduce hunger, Furthermore, protein helps strengthen your bones, boosts metabolism, reduces cravings for snacks, lowers blood pressure and aids long-term weight management. Subsequently, we ♥ protein.
  3. Bananas are rich in potassium, lower your blood pressure, up your energy, boost your mood, and are gentle on your stomach.
  4. Cinnamon has powerful medicinal and weight management benefits. As well as that its chock full of antioxidants giving it the honour of being known as a superfood. What’s more, it’s anti-inflammatory and helps regulate insulin. This is hugely important with metabolism and weight loss and alsothe risk of Type 2 diabetes. In fact, cinnamon is anti-diabetic. Additionally, science shows cinnamon helps protect against cancer, HIV and neurodegenerative diseases.
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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.