I thought it was strange to put ground cinnamon and vanilla extract in smoothie, but Real Simple must be doing something right. Sorry I ever doubted you, RS. Both enhanced the natural tart sweetness of the raspberries. I tried this two ways: first, as a bowl (hence the Raspberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl) and secondly, as a smoothie. I followed the smoothie recipe twice more and added some protein powder for a heartier breakfast the next few mornings. Stored the pre-made smoothies in Mason jars and I have breakfast on the go. Not only tasty, but the color is gorgeous! The smoothie bowl was the perfect under-the-weather treat.