Thursday, July 14, 2011

Banana Coffee Smoothie.

Last week, we made numerous batches of this yummy treat for breakfast, to go with dinner + for dessert.  Apparently we couldn't get enough because we recently restocked our banana-coffee smoothie arsenal to create a couple more batches this week.  Even my son Fordy surprised me (he's not a huge coffee fan), but he gulped this down with nary a complaining word + even asked for more.

It's extremely easy to whip up on busy mornings~ usually my kiddos aren't very hungry when the school bus comes at an ungodly hour in the morning + would rather drink their breakfast.  This summer it's been our go-to, effortless + light breakfast when the humidity is already climbing.

I bet you even have most of the ingredients on hand:

Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe:

2 c. vanilla yogurt
1 c. strong coffee, cold
splash of milk
1-2 bananas (we say the more the merrier), frozen
1/3 c. melted chocolate or chocolate syrup
2 t. sugar (honey or agave syrup), optional

Throw everything in your blender + give it a whirl. Top with whip cream if you're feeling decadent!
  Makes 2 servings.

We also have swapped out the yogurt with vanilla ice cream {you could also use coffee ice cream in lieu of vanilla + replace the cold coffee with milk if you want a more subtle coffee flavor} to make an equally delicious milkshake. You can also add a few teaspoons (or more to your liking) of espresso powder in a pinch if you don't want to brew a carafe of coffee. I should also mention that chocolholics abound around here + it seemed only fitting to add more chocolate to the smoothie. That's the beauty of smoothies, anything goes!

{Warning: Approach with caution... They're pretty addictive!}

Posted by Dawn.

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