Warm Winter Apple Cinnamon Shake

Eeek! How did the mercury drop from 28 degrees one day, and 10 degrees the next! Time to turn up the heat.

You know when it comes in a mug, it has to come with some warmth to wrap your poor winter paws around..

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Ingredients

  • 2 Scoops Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, or Strawberry
  • 1 cored and chopped apple (skin on)
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 50 ml water
  • 200 ml warm water/milk/soymilk
  • A few pecan nuts, almonds, or walnuts

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the apple, cinnamon and 50 ml water until the apple is soft (about 2 minutes on high).

Throw the cooked apple mix into a blender or food processor along with the remaining ingredients.

Pour the warm mixture into a mug (or serve chilled if you prefer).

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Did you know?

  • The word “cinnamon” is derived from a Greek word meaning “sweet wood”
  • Indeed, cinnamon is technically bark that is peeled from the cinnamon tree and rolled into scrolls.
  • In many cultures, cinnamon is used as a preservative for food as prevents bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli from thriving on exposed food.
  • Speaking of which, the ancient Egyptians used cinnamon it in their embalming mixtures.
  • Move over Angelina, the ingredient cinnamaldehyde (found in many lip glosses and lipsticks) actually causes the swelling of lips and acts as a “lip enhancer” in these products.
  • Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices on the block – at one time, it was more valuabe than gold, and 15 more expensive than silver.
  • Health-wise, cinnamon regulates blood sugar (and is often favoured by diabetics), stimulates brain activity, and is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory.

 Cinnamon gets silly

How does that big ol’ spoonful of ‘mon look? In 2012, a new meme (don’t you just love that word – meme) went viral on the Interweb, as people took the “cinnamon challenge” – swallowing a spoonful of cinnamon without any water. Meme.

Health blog disclaimer: If you try it, you didn’t read it here.

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