Unlock the potential of the seasonal spice that is cinnamon.
You might not remember the first time you fell in love with this fall favorite, but I bet it might have to favorite cereal from childhood or possibly a mall snack stop at Cinnabon… Cinnamon Toast Crunch. That cinnamon sugar milk left in your bowl after you were done eating was to die for. Many of us haven’t had a morning relationship with the Captain for many years now, but in what other ways have you enjoyed cinnamon throughout the years? Possibly in your oatmeal? If you haven’t purposely added cinnamon to your foods you haven’t lived! Kidding, of course. But seriously you are losing out on some great tastes and health benefits too.
- boosting metabolism
- keeps blood sugar levels steady
- brain health
- protect against cognitive diseases (like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s)
Plus, cinnamon actually can taste very sweet, even though it is seen as savory.
7 Healthy Recipes Packed with Cinnamon Flavor
- Morning oatmeal or quinoa porridge.
- Chili (this one even has chocolate in it).
- Cinnamon Curry Tuna Salad Sandwich
- Cinnamon Apple Chips
- ‘Healthier’ cinnamon rolls
- Protein Balls (recipe below)
Date Protein Balls
recipe by EBOOST Ambassador Keegan Michelle
makes 20-24 bites
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 5 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup agave syrup or honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Put all of the dry ingredients into a food processor, blend until creates a flour-like consistency. If you want it to be a little chewier, feel free to leave the oats a little less blended. Totally your preference
- Add in the dates, peanut butter, honey, and extract and process until the wet and dry ingredients mix completely. The mixture will start to mold into a bit of a ball as it spins in the food processor, which means that it is mixed well and everything is holding together. That’s what you want!
- Now mold the balls by rolling about 2 tbsp worth into the palm of your hands. As your hands get stickier, run a little water over them and that will keep it from sticking onto your hands as you form the bites.
- I like to keep these refrigerated as they hold together better when cold! They’ll keep for 5-7 days in the fridge, but closer to 3-4 days at room temp.