I’ve been on a smoothie kick! I make them probably twice a day – one for breakfast and one for a snack after work. I wanted to add coffee into one and created the perfect recipe for a coffee smoothie by experimenting!
There’s a few things you can alter in this (if need be). The most important thing is the type of coffee you have. Some days I use organic medium roast coffee, others I use the leftover Foldgers coffee my dad makes, and today I used a Starbucks k-cup! It was vanilla flavored which helped because I’m not someone who can drink coffee black, and the banana surely helped sweetened it up too. Since bananas have natural sugar, there’s no need for more sugar! You can also alter the milk, however it will add a bit more calories and less calcium than my version. If it helps, a LOT of my friends and family swear they won’t like almond milk and when they try it, they’re surprised at how much they love it!
This is definitely my new go-to smoothie! You probably know I’m a HUGE coffee snob so I’m going to start drinking one several times a week. I get energy for work after drinking this and it also fills me up so I’m not looking for snacks as soon as I get there. I’m really bad at remembering to eat something for breakfast so this smoothie and a granola bar are life savers (or weight savers, ha)! You can even add a scoop of peanut butter for protein! There’s tons of other benefits of this smoothie even without peanut butter though – bananas are known for helping keep you full longer, black coffee gives a jolt of caffeine and is low in fat, and almond milk is even lower in fat than cow’s milk. Why wouldn’t you want to try it?
Take that, Starbucks!
Banana Coffee Smoothie
Designed for those needing a jolt of caffeine and something quick that is still filling!
- 1 whole Banana
- 1/2 cup Ice
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup Coffee
- 1 scoop Peanut Butter (optional)