This cinnamon banana smoothie is great for weight loss, insulin resistance, and diabetes. The easy banana and cinnamon smoothie is made with four ingredients only: cinnamon, almond milk, banana, and hemp seeds.
Hemp seeds are my favorite plant-based protein source, especially to use in smoothies.
Cinnamon is the star of this diabetes-friendly smoothie as it has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties for weight loss and improving insulin sensitivity.
Banana is an excellent source of fiber for gut health, weight loss, and stabilizing blood sugar levels. Using green banana is better than ripe banana as green banana contains more resistant starches and less sugar than a ripe banana. But regardless, banana is a fantastic food for weight loss and diabetes as the fiber provides satiety.
This study demonstrates the beneficial effects of banana pulp fiber for improving blood lipid level, fatty liver, and gut health. Banana increases beneficial micro-organisms and decreases obesity-associated bacteria.
Weight gain and diabetes share similar underlying causes such as imbalanced gut bacteria, insulin resistance, and inflammation.
Benefits of this banana cinnamon smoothie include:
- Improved insulin sensitivity
- Promotion of healthy gut bacteria
- Fiber for satiety and production of short-chain fatty acids that nourish and heal the intestinal lining, especially in the colon.
- Reduction in fatty liver and blood lipids
- Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory
It is super easy to make this cinnamon banana smoothie. Measure all the ingredients into a high-speed blender with ice and enjoy. The sugar-free smoothie for diabetes and weight loss is naturally sweetened with 2 tsp of cinnamon which has been proven to lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity.
This banana and cinnamon smoothie is a great smoothie to enjoy on festive holidays such as Christmas. Something about cinnamon reminds me of festive holidays, but you can enjoy this diabetic-friendly smoothie any time of the year!
The addition of Seeking Health’s Optimal Detox Protein Powder is great for weight loss as it contains essential nutrients to support liver detoxification.
A healthy liver is crucial for weight loss and reversing insulin resistance. This pea protein Optimal Detox powder comes in a delicious vanilla flavor that combines beautifully with cinnamon and banana while containing crucial nutrients to support liver detox for weight loss.
The following smoothies are also great for weight loss:
Cinnamon Banana Smoothie for Weight Loss
- High speed blender
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 20 seconds!