A breakfast smoothie with notes of warm cinnamon and banana! This is a copycat recipe of Smoothie King’s Power Meal Cinnamon Banana. It’s packed with protein and perfect for fall.
Why You’ll Love it:
Smoothies aren’t just for summer! Smoothie King’s Power Meal Cinnamon Banana tastes like a slice of cinnamon bread. And this copycat recipe tastes just like the original!
It features dates, bananas, vanilla protein, cinnamon, and almonds. It boasts 33 grams of protein and only 22 grams of sugar.
Smoothie King’s Power Meal smoothies are a part of their Be Well Blends. These blends are on the healthier side, with whole foods and less added sugar.
For cinnamon lovers only! This cinnamon banana smoothie is cold yet cozy.
Date – Medjool dates are tropical stone fruits that are dark and sweet with a caramel-like flavor. You can find them in a plastic container near the fresh produce. They last for up to 6 months in the refrigerator. They add natural sweetness to smoothies!
Vanilla protein – You can use whichever kind you prefer – regular or plant-based. If using whey protein, I recommend a protein blend. 100% whey protein gets foamy in the blender. All brands vary in flavor and quality of ingredients.
Cinnamon – For a punch of cinnamon! I used a half teaspoon. Taste it first, then add more if desired.
Almonds – Almonds are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based protein. I used sliced almonds and they blended up nicely!
Frozen banana – A frozen banana creates a creamy, thick texture. We go through bananas like water around here. I freeze any extras so we don’t waste them. Just remember to freeze one the night before you make this smoothie.
Ice – Smoothie King uses ice in their smoothies! A combination of ice and frozen fruit creates the same texture.
Water – You can use cold water or almond milk. I tried both and either way, it tasted great!
How to Make a Cinnamon Banana Smoothie:
This cinnamon banana smoothie is easy to make. As always!
Combine ingredients: In the pitcher of your blender, combine the dates, vanilla protein, cinnamon, sliced almonds, frozen banana, ice, and water. Place the softest ingredients closest to the blades.
Blend: Start the blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed. Blend until smooth. If you have a Vitamix or a blender with a tamper, you can use the tamper to move the fruit toward the blades.
Taste: Taste the smoothie. If you like it, you’re done! If not, adjust the flavor/consistency to your tastebuds. For a thinner smoothie, add a splash more water or milk.
Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!
- Freeze a banana the night before. Just peel it, cut it into chunks, and throw the chunks into a zip-top bag. Place the bag in the freezer the night before. It’s okay if they stick together a bit.
- Add the soft ingredients first. It gives the blades something to catch. It’s especially important in lower powered blenders.
- For best results, use a high-quality blender. A high-speed blender with a powerful motor will give you the best results! I highly recommend a Vitamix, but I know they’re not in everyone’s budget. Even budget-friendly brands typically carry a high-speed model.
Try one of these simple yet delicious variations!
- Oats – For whole grains and a subtle oatmeal flavor, add 1/4 cup of rolled oats.
- Yogurt – For more protein and creaminess, add a scoop of vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Chia seeds – Add one tablespoon of chia seeds for added texture and omega 3 fatty acids.
- Pumpkin pie spice – Swap the cinnamon with pumpkin pie spice for an autumn spin!
- Chocolate – Add a couple teaspoons of dutched cocoa powder for a chocolate cinnamon flavor.
- Vegan – Use a plant-based vegan protein powder.
- Gluten-free – Check to make sure the protein powder you use is labeled gluten-free!
I don’t recommend storing this smoothie. It’s best enjoyed fresh and frosty cold! If you store it in the fridge overnight, the texture and flavor won’t taste right.
Fortunately, it only takes 5 minutes to make and cleanup is a breeze!
What are Smoothie King’s Power Meal blends?
Smoothie King’s Power Meal smoothies are similar to a meal replacement smoothie. They provide a satiating combo of protein, fiber, and essential vitamins to keep you feeling full.
Smoothie King Recipes:
- Smoothie King Pumpkin D-Lite Recipe
- Smoothie King Peanut Power Plus Recipe
- Smoothie King Daily Warrior Recipe
- Smoothie King The Hulk Copycat
Power Meal Cinnamon Banana Recipe
- 1 pitted medjool date
- 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 frozen banana cut into chunks
- 1 cup ice cubes
- ⅔ cup cold water or unsweetened almond milk
- In the pitcher of your blender, combine the date, protein powder, cinnamon, almonds, frozen banana, ice, and water – in that order.
- Start your blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!