The Smoothie Chronicles, Vol. 1: Banana-Coffee Smoothie

Banana-coffee SmoothieOver a week since my last post?! Has it really been that long? Forgive me. There’s just been so much going on the last few weeks. The biggest thing? I got a new job! Between wrapping up things at the old job and figuring out this new gig, I haven’t had much time for cooking.

However, since the temperature outside is roughly “surface of the sun,” I have MADE time to keep ways to keep cool. Homemade smoothies are high on the list.

Why are smoothies my new favorite thing ever? Well firstly, like I said before, the heat outside is absolutely unholy. An icy, homemade smoothie is a cheap and delicious way to cool off. Secondly, I have a kickass blender that doesn’t see nearly as much action as it should. I love any excuse to play with all my kitchen toys. Lastly? If you do it right, a smoothie is one of the quickest, healthiest breakfasts around.

This banana-coffee smoothie is one of the blended concoctions I’ve been obsessed with lately. Sooo thick and satisfying, with that little jolt of caffeine to help get you going in the morning. I sometimes make it with decaf coffee at night for a jitter-free dessert.

Sweet, cold, and creamy for about 130 calories? Yeah, you want it. Keep reading for the recipe.

Frothy and refreshing smoothie deliciousness

1 large banana, peeled and frozen
2 heaping teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 packets no-calorie sweetener
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2/3 cup cold water
2-3 ice cubes

Break the frozen banana into pieces and plop it into the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until thick and smooth. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information
Entire Recipe
Servings: 1 | Calories: 131 | Total Fat: 1.2 g | Trans Fat: 0.0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 47 mg | Total Carbohydrates: 31.6 g | Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g | Sugars: 16.9 g | Protein: 1.7 g

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  1. Yum! I would add some oats to make it a breakfast shake!

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