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Cinnamon Pecan and Cereal Smoothie with Amaranth

August 19, 2016

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School is back in session for us and my thinking cap for creative breakfast ideas is back on.  Keeping the most important meal of the day fun and quick takes some serious brain power on top of the stress back to school brings upon us.  I grew up drinking “licuados” and “ponches” with milk, bananas and chocolate flavored powdered.  It was a beverage my mom made that couldn’t go wrong with the kids.  It was delicious and hearty enough to hold us over until lunch time.

My version of that licuado has a healthier twist.  I added Cacique Yogurt Smoothie to the mix, plant based milk, some ground cinnamon and amaranth for extra energy.  Cacique Yogurt Smoothie come in a variety of flavors: strawberry, strawberry-banana, guava, piña colada, strawberry banana with cereal and my favorite, Pecan with cereal .  Cacique Yogurt Smoothies are real fruit blended with creamy yogurt, contain 8 grams of protein, are a good source of calcium (25% of daily value) and probiotics and are low in calories and cholesterol.

Smoothie 1

If you love the classic licuados, try adding a Cacique Yogurt Smoothie to the mix.  It’s a great way to incorporate fruit, nuts and calcium into your daily meals in an easy, convenient beverage that is also easy to transport.

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Smoothie 2

Cinnamon Pecan and Cereal Smoothie with Amaranth

Yield: Makes 2 servings


  • 1 banana, ripe
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 7-ounce Cacique Yogurt Smoothie, Pecan with Cereal flavor
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup popped amaranth


  1. Place all ingredients except amaranth in a blender container and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve, top with popped amaranth and enjoy.