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Healthier cinnamon rolls

No need to reach for an eewy-gooey mess of sugar and hydrogenated fat first thing on Sunday morning. Instead, try this sweet treat made from wholesome ingredients that will leave you feeling energized instead of drained and lethargic. All it takes is a minute or two to make and you can multiply the recipe to feed the whole family. They will love it! My kids can't get enough.

Health Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

1 banana

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

4 raw brazil nuts

Small handful of raw cashews

1 Tbsp. sesame seeds (I never really measure these, I just grab some and throw them in)

Cinnamon to taste

Give the ingredients a good whiz in the blender and there you have it. For a more milkshake like texture try using a frozen banana. This shake is very filling and satisfying.

There are so many options to vary this recipe. For example some days I'll add a half a can of pureed pumpkin to the mix, I may add pumpkin pie spice or a little bit of nutmeg instead of cinnamon. Yum!

So, this week I challenge you to use this recipe as a base, and try something new. Add another fruit or vegetable and change up the spices and see what you can come up with. Feel free to e-mail me your recipes; I'd love to hear what you come up.

Cheers!

Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist offering private personal training, classes, and weight management programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 or corinnamaggy@yahoo. com.

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