Apple cinnamon smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

Apple cinnamon smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

I love having smoothies for breakfast in summer.  This apple cinnamon smoothie will probably not be your obvious choice but is a delicious break from the standard banana or berry smoothies we all love. Add a tbsp of MCT oil, plant based protein powder and maca for a health boost.

MCT or Medium Chain Triglycerides are fatty acids of a certain length, as the name suggests. MCT oil is an oil made up of one or more of these medium chain triglycerides and it is translucent and tasteless liquid at room temperature.  Medium Chain Triglycerides are considered easily digestible and beneficial fats, and instead of being metabolized through digestion like most other foods, these fats are processed in the liver. MCTs provide fast and lasting energy and are easily absorbed by the body.  MCTs may offer special benefits for those struggling with hormone imbalance. There is also research suggesting that medium chain fats may be beneficial for maintaining a healthy weight by helping balance hormones and improving insulin sensitivity.  MCTs have antiviral and antibacterial properties and there is some evidence that they may help balance gut bacteria and combat pathogenic bacteria. They also offer the digestive system a break because they are so easily utilized by the body. The same antiviral and antibacterial properties make MCTs beneficial for immune as well. Healthy fats are important for proper immune function, and since MCTs can be more easily used by the body, this may be especially beneficial for those who have trouble absorbing fats and who struggle with immune function.

Apple cinnamon smoothie - dairy and refined sugar free

October 22, 2018
: 1
: Easy

A delicious and refreshing smoothie for the whole family.

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Ingredients
  • 2 small apples
  • 2 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1 tbsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp collagen
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional - leave out for the RESET phase of the Art of Undieting program)
  • pinch of salt
  • water
  • ice
Directions
  • Step 1 Core and dice the apples.
  • Step 2 Combine all the ingredients but the water and ice in a blender.
  • Step 3 Add water to the 350ml mark.
  • Step 4 Add the ice and blend until smooth.
  • Step 5 Pour into a pretty glass and enjoy.


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