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Cinnamon Bun Smoothie
In this article you will find a delicious vegan stuffed shells recipe that even non-vegans will love! Honestly, they probably won’t even realize it’s no vegan! The tofu ricotta has a cashew cream that makes it taste amazingly similar to real ricotta, and kids love it, too!
There are few dinner recipes that I remember my mom making when I was younger, but stuffed shells was one of them.
The ones she made were not vegan, and honestly, I can’t remember if she made some with meat or not. She still would’ve made mine vegetarian, since I stopped eating meat when I was 7. Ha, and she considered me picky back then!
But, still, I enjoyed those stuffed shells, so much so I knew I needed to create a version that I love even more. That was also cruelty free, healthy, and vegan! (I know, it’s a bit repetitive…)
Keep reading to find a delicious vegan stuffed shell recipe, that even picky eaters will eat!
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How to Make This Cinnamon Bun Smoothie
Start by getting out all of your ingredients;
- non-dairy yogurt
- flax meal
- almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
Then fill your blender the way your blender directs you to.
For this recipe I used my nutri-ninja, the order I placed the ingredients were in the same order as I listed them above, starting with the bananas.
For a nutri-ninja, the liquid goes in last.
If you’re using a vitamix, add them in using the order here;
- non-dairy milk
- non-dairy yogurt
- flax meal
Then blend for about 45 seconds, in 10 to 15 second intervals if using a nutri-ninja (use the Auto-IQ BLEND button).
If using a vitamix, it may not need the full 45 seconds, but at least 30 seconds, starting at 1 and then slowly increasing to 10.
Enjoy immediately once done blending!!
Q&A’s About Smoothies You May Have…
Can you put cinnamon in smoothies?
I don’t like putting cinnamon in really fruity or citrus-like smoothies.
But, they go great in smoothies that have oats, bananas, and non-dairy yogurt, like this recipe.
Cinnamon in smoothies would also pair nicely with;
- apples and oats smoothie
- pumpkin smoothie
- pear and oats smoothie
- and more!
What can replace Banana in Smoothies?
My kids and I LOVE BANANAS!!!
Seriously, we go through so many bananas in a week that my husband calls us monkeys.
But, he can’t stand bananas, even in smoothies.
Yet, I know how many nutrients and how beneficial smoothies can be in anyone’s diet; so I’ve had to be creative to get him to drink them…without complaining about bananas.
Some banana replacements for smoothies;
- avocado (by far my husbands favorite replacement)
- sweet potato
- coconut cream
- rolled oats
- silken tofu
- pre-soaked cashews
- and even beans!
Should you put yogurt in a smoothie?
Honestly, it depends on the type of smoothie you’re having and why you’re considering adding it and how you want your smoothie to taste.
I understand that non-dairy yogurt isn’t cheap, unless maybe if you make your own. I don’t know, I don’t make my own.
So, if you’re worried if your smoothie won’t be complete unless it has yogurt in it; don’t be!
This recipe is one of very few recipes that I use that uses non-dairy yogurt; most of the recipes I make don’t need it.
For this recipe though, YES, you do need yogurt in it for it to taste the way it is intended to taste.
- 2 Bananas
- 1 cup Oats
- 1 (5.3 oz) Vanilla Almond Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Flax Meal
- 1 cup Almond Milk
Peel bananas and add to blender.
Measure out all other ingredients and add to blender.
Blend well, around 45 seconds in 10 to 15 second increments til done.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also like:
- Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe
- Healthy Homemade Vegan Frappuccino Recipe
- Ultimate Smoothie Bowl Recipe
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