I discovered the wonder that is the snickerdoodle at a relatively late age. I had heard the name but thought maybe it had something to do with the candy bar. But no — the snickerdoodle is a much more subtle delight — a soft sugar cookie dusted liberally with cinnamon.
How to turn the snickerdoodle into a healthy meal? My go-to is always the smoothie. I kept the base very vanilla (vanilla almond milk and vanilla protein powder) then bumped up the creaminess with almond butter and oats. Putting raw oats in a smoothie might seem odd, but the soluble fiber gives the smoothie great texture and body.
Don’t skimp on the cinnamon — the spice is truly a superfood. It has been shown to lower blood sugar, reduce inflammation and is loaded with antioxidants. The antioxidant level of foods is scored on the ORAC ( oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scale. The recommended level one should shoot for is 3,000 ORAC points, and just 1 teaspoon of cinnamon is 7,000 ORAC points.
Enjoy an Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Smoothie as a breakfast treat or a post-workout pick-me-up!