I’m not much of a drink person. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll seldom see me with anything but water, coffee or tea on hand (I hardly ever drink a glass of milk, juice or pop).
But lately I’ve been getting into smoothies for an easy and healthy breakfast option. Like this Maple Blue Smoothie – delicious and antioxidant-packed.
I found this recipe in “Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment“. I’ve also experiemented with substituting the blueberry yogurt and fresh blueberries for blackberries.
In the same book, I also found a recipe for a Banana Latte Smoothie, which I used as a blueprint to make my own. I especially love that it uses leftover coffee (just keep it in the fridge until you are ready to make the smoothie).
Coffee Banana Chocolate Smoothie
Adapted from “Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment”
1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup leftover coffee
1 frozen banana
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
3 ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon dutch-process cocoa
Cinnamon, to taste
In a blender, combine milk, coffee, banana, protein powder and spices. Blend until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend. Before serving, sprinkle with additional cocoa and cinnamon.
Question: Do you make smoothies at home? What ingredients do you like to use?