This banana coffee smoothie is quick & easy, the perfect breakfast for those busy on-the-go mornings!
Ready in just 5 minutes, this banana coffee smoothie is sure to become your new go-to recipe for breakfast in a hurry.
Back in the day, I used to cook breakfasts, lounge in sweatpants, and drink hot coffee. Those days are gone.
Now, most of my time is spent making sure a toddler doesn't try to kill himself for the 38,928,347th time that day, while also trying to make sure a get a reasonable but not excessive dose of caffeine in me. And that's all before 8am.
If you're a mom, you get it. You know the day I'm talking about. And while the ultimate goal in the life of a mom is to drink hot coffee, let's be real - it's a very rare occurrence.
Enter the banana coffee smoothie. I recommend using a whole banana, but that's only if you can keep it away from the toddler grabbing onto your legs, trying to climb you and screaming, "NANNAN! NANNAN! NANNAN!"
So, whole banana, or ¾ of one if you have to donate to the cause. I like to add some cocoa powder to mine, because it's never to early for chocolate, especially when it's combined with coffee. The honey is optional - it just depends on how much sweetness you need to cut the coffee and cocoa powder.
My favorite part about this banana coffee smoothie is the fact that it uses instant coffee or espresso powder. So many coffee smoothie recipes call for cold brew or "leftover" coffee. Who has "leftover" coffee? These people are obviously not toddler moms.
But instant coffee or espresso powder is something you can keep on hand. A simple scoop mixed into the smoothie, and voilà, caffeine and breakfast all in one!
- 1 medium banana
- 1.5 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoon almond butter
- 1.5 cups ice
- ½ cup almond milk
- Combine all listed ingredients in blender and mix on high speed until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
- Garnish with cocoa nibs or a sprinkle of cocoa powder if desired.
Looking to get in some more protein? Skip the honey and the cocoa powder, and add a scoop of your favorite protein powder instead.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g