coffee banana smoothieDrink your coffee and your breakfast too! Here’s a little change in the morning routine I’ve come up with for summer. You know I love a good cup of coffee to start my day but I also need a decent breakfast and my usual oatmeal isn’t cutting it lately. I’m becoming a morning smoothie girl…like my blender lives ON the counter now, not stashed away. Meet the coffee-banana protein smoothie. It’s got everything you need to kick start the day:

  • 2/3 cup cold coffee (see note below)
  • 1/2 cup milk of any kind
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 tbsp protein powder (optional but vanilla or chocolate are great)
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • pinch cinnamon (optional)

smoothie ingredientsAdd all ingredients to your blender, put the lid on and mix well. Add ice if you like and pour into a tall cup. All measurements are approximate so try different combinations to get your custom taste. Eat the leftover half banana with it, save it for a morning snack or use it for tomorrow’s smoothie. Enjoy your healthy, filling, protein packed breakfast!
coffee banana smoothieA note about cold coffee: I really hope this doesn’t gross you out but here’s what goes on at my house. Each time I make coffee in my French press, there’s always some left over. I keep a glass pitcher in the fridge and pour it in. I have chilled coffee for using in smoothies, making ice cubes or just drinking whenever I want it. Saves me heaps of time and good coffee too. Try it, won’t you?!

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