This Espresso-Banana Morning Smoothie is a delicious beverage that's vegan and gluten free! If you love coffee, this is for you! I enjoy it for breakfast after my workout.
Espresso-Banana Morning Smoothie. Isn't that the most glorious title?
It is if you're addicted to coffee like I am. And not any watered-down stuff.
I'm talking about rich, smooth, full-bodied espresso. The kind with the swoon-worthy aroma that makes you inhale deeply and give thanks for one of life's simplest but splendid pleasures.
I don't know about you, but I find solace knowing that no matter what I'm dealing with, every morning the sun rises and the coffee brews.
It was only a matter of time before I blended my daily smoothie with my favorite flavor. It's so good!
I use a banana, walnuts, oats and ground espresso blended with almond milk and sweetened with a pitted date, although you could use whatever sweetener you prefer.
I add just a teaspoon of the ground espresso, but find that it lends far more flavor than brewed coffee, which just waters everything down. I don't keep espresso beans in the house, but if you do, I'd throw in a couple instead of the grounds.
If you're a hard-core coffee fan, you need to try this Espresso-Banana Morning Smoothie! It'll definitely charge your engine and get things moving, if you know what I mean.
P.S. If you're wondering how I make my espresso, I actually use a filter basket in my Keurig. I fill up the little basket with ground espresso and brew a 7-ounce cup, then add milk and Stevia to it. A bit uncoventional, but really delicious. Note that the grounds can't be too fine, or they'll clog up the machine. Starbucks espresso works great, but Lavazza does not.
More smoothies to enjoy
- Healthy Homemade Vanilla Frappuccino
- Healthy Chocolate-Banana Smoothie with Pecans
- Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie
- Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie
And, if you love espresso flavors, don't miss this Traditional Tiramisu Recipe!
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C)
Espresso-Banana Morning Smoothie
- 1 ripe banana (peeled and broken in half)
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup oats
- heaping ⅛ cup shelled walnuts
- 1 teaspoon ground espresso (or 2 espresso beans)
- 1 pitted date (or use another sweetener)
- dash salt
- ½ cup ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the container if needed.