The Cinnamon Kale Smoothie with peaches gives this smoothie a fabulous taste. You all, I’m sure by now, have some idea of how Kale promotes optimum health. So let’s talk about the Cinnamon today. It too is a powerhouse of nutrients. We usually just have it sprinkled here and there, but using it in a smoothie can give you more of it at one time.
We’re probably all familiar with cinnamon and apple cider or a lovely apple pie baked with cinnamon or sprinkled on toasted bread. It’s great on sweet potatoes and acorn squash, cooked carrots, and also oatmeal. I’ve been known to put it in my chili and black bean dishes, best added at the end of the cooking to keep the nutrients and flavor intact. Longer cooking dissipates the nutrients and flavor.
You might want to consider having cinnamon as part of your diet on a regular basis for these reasons. Not only is it great for blocking inflammation and bacterial growth, but it also helps to regulate blood sugar. It’s one of those foods that are dense in nutrients and low in calories. Cinnamon is an ancient spice and has been around since 2700 BC.
I saw a strange variety of cinnamon in the store once and was quite taken back. I had no idea there was more than one variety of cinnamon. I had just never heard of them. In fact, there are hundreds of varieties but the two most common and popular ones are Ceylon and Chinese.
- Cinnamon balances blood sugar
- It benefits heart health in that it prevents clumping of blood platelets.
- It contains essential oils thus aiding in stopping the growth of bacteria.
- It provides calcium so critical for bone building, manganese, iron, and fiber.
Cinnamon Kale Smoothie
- 1 bunch Kale
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 fresh, ripe peaches
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- A few raw walnuts
- 2 tablespoons flax meal
- 1 cup water