Sweet Baby Cinnamon

THE GOODS:Mini Cinnamon Donuts

THE SPOT:Highland Bakery (The Original)

THE SCOOP: It’s not enough to say that I am in LOVE with these mini cinnamon sugar donuts from Highland Bakery. I make everyone I bring into the bakery try one. I got my friend Jamie hooked, and now we have them every Monday after yoga. Yes, that’s right, after yoga.

They literally melt in your mouth. Buttery, fluffy, light, and sweet.

…I’m drooling on my keyboard.

Try one. Just a buck 50 and almost always available at the counter. Seriously, you won’t regret it. Cinnamon is good for you.

FACT MORSEL: Ok so the sugar and butter doesn’t help, but Cinnamon really is a “wonder food.” Cinnamon is not only tasty and invigorating to the smell, but is also high in antioxidants! According to Women’s Health and Fitness magazine, it “…can lower blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes.” They recommend eating one-fourth to one-half teaspoon of cinnamon twice a day.”

I add it to my oatmeal or mix it with berries, honey and greek yogurt. Yum. My boyfriend adds it to his coffee grounds before brewing and throws it on his homemade popcorn.
P.S. The Dekalb Farmer’s Market has tubs of ground cinnamon for just around a dollar. Will last you a year at least.
Below, a tasty and healthy cinnamon inspired recipe for those days when your conscience gets the better of you. Thanks, Oprah, you’re the best…

A RECIPE:

O’s Banana Cinnamon Smoothies

  • 2 cups low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 cup low-fat or nonfat milk
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon , plus more for garnish

Directions:Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

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