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Almond & Banana Espresso Smoothies

by Femme Fraîche February 26, 2013

I’ve been following the trend of making smoothies lately for breakfast or afternoon snacks and I have to wonder why I waited so long. They satisfy so many of my needs in that they’re filling, good for you, and super delicious. What’s more is, depending on what ingredients you choose, they can be super refreshing or a great 3pm pick-me-up. Plus, they’re a good way to use up the too-ripe fruit sitting on your counter or stashed in the freezer for a better day.

Morning and mid-afternoon are my groggiest times of the day, though, and often find me searching for coffee, soda, or tea (two bags for extra punch, please!). The idea of double-fisting smoothie and one of these caffeine-fueled beverages doesn’t exactly appeal to me, but combining the properties of coffee with the smooth, cold, creaminess of just the right smoothie is downright inspirational! Thus, what led me to creating this almond & banana espresso smoothie last week.

There’s no chocolate for it to pair with in this smoothie, but it does add depth to the overall flavor while not overpowering the main flavors of banana, cinnamon, and honey. I also used almond butter here – yay, protein! – but peanut butter works perfectly fine, too. all nut butters are created equal in my house. If you use regular (non-natural) peanut butters, like Peter Pan or Skippy, you might want to halve the honey at first, taste it, and then add more if needed. This is a smoothie combination I know you’ll come back to time and time again, it’s that good. It also doesn’t hurt that it goes the extra step of giving a caffeine boost. Aside from bacon, what more could you ask of from your morning?

Almond & Banana Espresso Smoothies
Makes 1 breakfast smoothie or 2 snack portions

Ingredients:
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of almond butter
1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder
2 teaspoons of honey
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of ice

Directions:
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon, if desired. Serve cold.

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