This Peanut Butter, Banana, Cocoa and Coffee Smoothie is out of this world, you guys! There’s absolutely no refined sugar and yet it is still deliciously sweet-like. It’s rich in flavour from cocoa & espresso powders and you’ll think that you’re drinking something way more indulgent than it actually is. So good!
Hi guys! How was your weekend? It was super cold around here, but you know what? That didn’t stop us from breaking out the bbq! Woot woot! I cooked ribs and finished ’em on the grill (well, hubby finished ’em on the gril….hehehe). It was too cold out for me and hubby was only happy enough to put on his warm clothes and brave the bitter cold. I was looking at him from the inside giving him an enthusiastic thumbs up 😀 On the weekend I have a little more time to cook and often go for things that take a little more time or are a little more indulgent. Weekdays, it’s all about the healthy stuff, like salads, seafood and, of course, smoothies!
Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
A little while back I started to get so tired of my regular ol’ breakfast. As I said ‘I’ve hit my breakfast bar breaking point.’ So, I totally had to mix things up. These days I’m riding the smoothie train. They are super quick to mix up and gets me out the door in minutes (with a delicious drink to boot).
I don’t know about you guys, but every time I head out the door I have an arm load of stuff. Any day that I have one thing to carry is a good day and I always feel so light….those days are few and far between and don’t even get me started on how heavy my purse is (and I honestly don’t have a clue what’s in there…I could probably get lost in that thing). It’s about 10 pounds, no doubt.
In the morning, I take a smoothie, coffee and water. Three drinks! Yes, three! Anywho, I thought how ’bout I add that coffee flavour to a smoothie and ‘boom’ one less thing to carry! Brilliant, huh? Not that brilliant, buuuuuut it does taste dang delicious!!
Like any smoothie, you just throw all the ingredients in a blender, whiz up and serve up. Nothing to it, right? I usually add a scoop of peanut butter protein powder just to give the smoothie a little somethin’ somethin’ and keep me fuller for longer. But, obviously, that’s optional.
Smoothie That Tastes Like a Milkshake
This Peanut Butter, Banana, Cocoa and Coffee Smoothie hits very milkshake-like notes and tastes like a little dessert. Probably because of the frozen bananas emulating that creamy ice-cream effect and the raw cocoa powder giving that rich chocolate taste. But, honestly, this is pretty darn healthy and if I can fool myself thinking I can have a little ‘indulgent’ chocolate thing for breakfast, well I say go for it!
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂
Peanut Butter, Banana, Cocoa and Coffee Smoothie
- 2 bananas -cut up, frozen
- 2 cups almond milk -or your fave milk
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp peanut butter -heaping (I used natural)
- 1 tbsp espresso powder -or more to taste
- 1 scoop peanut butter protein powder -optional
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Portion into glasses. Enjoy!