Creamy Cinnabon Smoothie {raw, vegan, refined sugar & gluten free}

By , On May 14th, 2015, In: Breakfast, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Paleo/Grain Free, Raw, Sweets, Vegan

1-2 Servings ~ 5
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  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2-3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup soaked pecans
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • or 2-3 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 serving pea protein
  • few dashes of stevia to taste

Has this ever happened to you?  Where you get a whiff of something sensational, like when your in the airport running to your gate and you stop dead in your tracks as you drool over the Cinnabon Shop’s not so fair tactics of smothering you in their vapor of cinnamon sugar?

Come on friends, tell me I am not the only one! I can hardly stand it because it smells so unbelievably good that I just want to forget all of my well mannered healthy ways and leap over the counter to hijack every single puffy cinnamon pastry!

Maybe it is because as a kid growing up on Sundays my dad would pop open the Pillsbury cylinders and bake a batch in our toaster oven.  My brother and I would fight over who would get the last lick of the plastic container the icing was in.  Oh yes, I was a sugar junkie to say the least.



Get ready for some confessions because I am airing out some dirty laundry {speaking of smells wink wink}!  Can you believe I drank purple and orange soda, ate T.V. dinners, microwaved popcorn, fake butter, snicker bars {I hear you snickering too}, Little Debbie’s, Girl Scout Cookies {I don’t regret}, Carvel ice cream and just about any candy I could get my hands on?

Whoa that felt good….very freeing!  You should try it sometime.  No, not the eating of such junk but the airing your dirty laundry; I am sure you have some too. I am not judging over here; just know I am right there with you friend!

Since I have found a healthier way to get my sugar fix, life has been good to me. I was a sickly kid because I always had colds, mono, strep or some type of infection.  Sugar really wrecks havoc on the immune system.

Cheers to all those closet Cinnabon fans but toast with this healthy and creamy smoothie that is {of course} packed with nutrition!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Creamy Cinnabon Smoothie {raw, vegan & refined sugar free}
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Serves: 1-2
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½-3/4 cup water
  • ½ cup soaked pecans
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp maple extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • or 2-3 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 serving organic pea protein
  • few dashes of stevia to taste
  1. In a strong blender or Vita mix add milk, water, nuts, banana and cinnamon blend until creamy.
  2. Add protein and few dashes of stevia and blend few seconds. Be careful not to over blend.
  3. You can add extra water if you like it thinner.
  4. Taste and add more stevia if needed.
If you use Natural Medicine's organic pea protein you may need to add a tad more water {up to ¾ cup} as the fiber makes the smoothie thicker. My taste testers thought this was sweet enough but I had to add a little stevia. You can also substitute any soaked nuts. If you are new to soaking nuts just fill a jar ¾ full of nuts and cover to top with filtered water overnight. The next morning or hours later rinse nuts and refill with clean water. Nuts will last up to a week in the fridge as long as you keep changing water.

With a Spoonful of Health,






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9 Comments on "Creamy Cinnabon Smoothie {raw, vegan, refined sugar & gluten free}"

  1. Katie May 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Since we’re airing dirty laundry….I used to keep a bottle of caramel in my cupboard and eat it by the spoonful!

    LOVE this recipe! I am sharing it with everyone I know!

    • Dawn Rofrano May 20, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Hello Katie! You crack me up! I hope you are freed from that dirty laundry now. Maybe we will have to create a healthier version of caramel!

  2. Lisa Farriss May 27, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    which coconut milk? Canned or refrigerated carton kind?

    • Dawn Rofrano May 27, 2015 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      Hello Lisa, I prefer not using cans but in a pinch I will. I have found unsweetened coconut at Wholefoods or even in 6 pints {not in fridge section} at Costco. It is the So Delicious brand at both stores. I try to find the cleanest one and of coarse you can use other alternatives of milk….your choice.

  3. Pia May 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I just made this with what I had on hand (no maple extract, essential oil or pea protein) and it’s still fantastic.

    Don’t be like me and throw the whole, unpeeled banana in the freezer though! Duh! Had to nuke it for a few seconds so I could peel it and then had to scrape off the strings with a knife.

    • Dawn Rofrano May 30, 2015 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      Hello Pia,
      Sorry about the banana woes! I will be more clear to peel a bunch of them and freeze. If you think this was fantastic next time add the maple extract and WOW- it’s amazing!!! Thanks for commenting!!

  4. Annie February 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    This is my first time to your site and I was craving something sweet but wanted something healthy. This smoothie was the perfect sweet fix! My 6 yr old daughter enjoyed(went crazy over it) it too!!! Thanks!

    • Dawn Rofrano February 22, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Annie, Seriously, you made my day because I especially love to hear families introducing kids to real foods! This smoothie is a popular one on my blog for kids and well big kids like us too! Welcome to Spoonful of Health and I am so honored to be part of your kitchen yum! If you need anything I am here for you!

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