If you love the holidays that are famous for its cinnamon nutmeg vanilla flavours you will love this thrive smoothie! I wasn’t introduced to a snickerdoodle cookie until I was an adult, as we didn’t grow up with them in Australia. That said, cinnamon donuts were a fav of mine (you know the ones coated in all that sugar) which kind of reminded me of these American cookies. When I did try my first snickerdoodle the chewy texture is what really got me. Kind of akin to our Anzac cookies in Australia, but what I loved MOST about them was that the cinnamon and nutmeg took centre stage. YUM!
Studies show that cinnamon is excellent at helping to regulate our blood sugar, so too with nutmeg although not as many studies in the scientific literature. Nutmeg is loaded with phytonutrients which affect various antioxidant protective pathways in the body. These two powerhouse spices are also often used over the holidays in baking and smell so good throughout the home. Warming, grounding and with cosy family memories flooding in I thought why not bring the aromatic flavours of the holidays back whenever we choose?
Whether you grew up with snickerdoodle cookies, or just love the holidays like me this new Thrive Smoothie recipe won’t disappoint. Importantly, it won’t spike blood sugar like snickerdoodles and sweet holiday baked desserts yet you reap all the holiday flavours with the 5 to thrive!
Looking for other varieties that are Thrive Smoothie approved? I now have 10 VERY different and absolutely delicious Thrive Smoothies! Each of them has been formulated using the science to help balance your blood sugar, increase insulin sensitivity, regulate your hunger hormone, feed your good gut-buddies in your microbiota, curb sugary cravings and keep you feeling full for hours. Here are the 10: Thrive Smoothie OG, Resort-Refresh Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free), Berry-Basil Thrive Smoothie, Masala-Chai Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free), Mocha-Mousse Thrive Smoothie, Choc-PB-Nana Thrive Smoothie, Matcha-Mint Thrive Smoothie, (fruit-free) Golden-Creamsicle Thrive Smoothie, Piña Colada Thrive Smoothie, and this one! Don’t forget to tag me if you make this recipe on my Instagram at @thrivewithpriscilla – I love seeing your creations! Happy thriving.