breakfast smoothie

When you only have a couple of minutes to spare before rushing out of the front door, smoothies will always come to your breakfast rescue.  They are quick, effortless, versatile, and can easily fit within your keto macros if you use the right ingredients.

The key to creating the perfect breakfast smoothie that will sustain you all morning long is adding the proper ratio of protein, healthy fats, and fiber. In this smoothie, we’re doing just that and also adding a health-boosting spice: cinnamon.  

The main ingredients in this smoothie include:

To many people, cinnamon may seem like an everyday seasoning for recipes, but this spice actually provides a wide array of health benefits — in fact, it has been used for its medicinal properties in different cultures.

3 Benefits of Cinnamon

#1: Protects Your Cells From Damage

Cinnamon is packed with antioxidants, including polyphenols, phenolic acid, and flavonoids.  These unique compounds help fight diseases, reduce free radical damage, slow down the aging process, and protect your brain function.

#2: Fights Diabetes

This sweet and warming spice has anti-diabetic effects. Studies have shown cinnamon can help lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity by blocking enzymes that usually allow glucose to be quickly released in your bloodstream.

#3: Heart Healthy

Cinnamon can help protect your heart by reducing total cholesterol, “bad” cholesterol
(LDL), and triglycerides. The special compounds in this spice can also increase blood circulation and help with tissue repair.

When you combine cinnamon with MCTs, collagen, and the fiber from the chia seeds in this decadent smoothie, you’ll feel satiated and energized to crush your morning.

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Cinnamon Dolce Latte Breakfast Smoothie

breakfast smoothie
  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 6 ounces cold brewed coffee
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop Perfect Keto Collagen Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Perfect Keto MCT Oil

OPTIONAL

  • 1 handful ice
  • keto friendly sweetener of choice to taste

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and mix on high until smooth. Adjust sweetness if needed with keto friendly sweetener.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 235
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 13g

Corina Nielsen-Thomas lives in sunny San Diego with her real life super hero and her beautiful daughter. A handful of years ago she was diagnosed with an incurable spinal disease and an array of medical conditions which left her nearly bed bound and losing every aspect of her normal life, one by one. Corina has used a ketogenic diet to turn her life around and now works as a nutritional coach specializing in a paleo/keto way of eating for optimally health and healing. She also works as a full recipe developer and blogger who is passionate about utilizing food as fuel and medicine.

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