I know, I know, you’re probably raising your eyebrows at this Coffee Smoothie. It’s the coffee and avocado, isn’t it? I must confess, when I first thought about this concoction, I wasn’t too sure about it either. Coffee and banana, yes. Avocado and banana, yes. But coffee and avocado? You just need to drink it to believe it!
Yummy Coffee Smoothie
Let me describe the flavour to you. Interestingly enough, you can taste all three of them, individually, as well as in symphony. It’s a thick, creamy drink, given the avocado in the mix.
Beyond that, there is a very strong smoky flavour in this coffee smoothie, and what’s intriguing, is that this comes not just from the coffee, but also the banana. Have you ever noticed a touch of smokiness about the good old banana? Well, in this drink, the coffee emphasizes that aroma.
And because of the banana, the smoothie is naturally sweet. If you’d like it sweeter, a teaspoon of honey should do the trick.
Coffee Smoothie Recipe
You can use any kind of milk you like; make it dairy free and use your favourite non dairy milk, whether it’s soy milk or almond. Or whatever!
As far as the coffee is concerned, espresso is best for this, preferably cool or cold but if it’s freshly made, the ice cubes should chill that right down. If you’re an instant coffee kind of person, that will work just as well.
Caffeine in this coffee smoothie is a great metabolism booster. Pre workout, it’ll help you get just that much more out of your routine and post, well, we might as well get that metabolism up for as long as we can.
Protein Powder and Creatine
It is up to you whether to add some protein powder and/or creatine to this coffee smoothie. I always add one serving of protein powder to all my smoothies as I’m a big believer in the power of consuming protein.
Creatine and I have never got along, so that’s something I don’t bother with, but my late husband swore by it.
So if you are always on the look out for new smoothie flavours, give this one a shot. You are going to love it!
Right then, shall we get our aprons on? Or workout gloves, whatever rocks your boat!
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Coffee, Avocado and Banana Smoothie – perfect pre or post workout drink
- 125 ml semi skimmed milk (or milk of your choice)
- ½ avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 1-2 shots espresso
- 1 handful ice cubes optional
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 serving protein powder optional
- Place everything in a blender and blend to a smooth mix. Drink up!