Turn your morning java into a filling breakfast shake. The banana gives you a boost of extra potassium.
- 3/4 medium banana
- 3 tablespoons brewed coffee, chilled
- 2 teaspoons creamy almond butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon agave nectar
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 1/2 cups ice
Cup size: 24-ounce cup
Place all of the ingredients into the BLENDER in the order listed, starting with banana and blend.
Customize Your Drink
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Make it Thicker
Try adding one of these ingredients for a creamier drink and to boost the nutrition profile as well:
- 1/4 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons avocado
If you think avocados are only for guacamole, think again!
Ideal for greens drinks, avocado adds good-for-you monounsaturated fat with only 50 calories for 2 tablespoons.
Florida avocados (the larger, smooth-skinned ones) have slightly fewer calories and fat compared to the smaller California varieties.
- 1/4 tablespoon chia seeds
In white and black varieties, chia seeds are a nutrient powerhouse. Rich in protein, these tiny seeds deliver potassium, magnesium, calcium, and manganese.
Chia seeds are also one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fats and can contribute to your daily fiber needs in a big way. Their ability to absorb liquid is what thickens the drink, but don’t use more than the recommended amount — your drink will turn into a gel!
Add chia seeds with other ingredients before blending, or make a chia gel that you can keep on hand in the fridge and use as needed.
How to Make a Chia Gel
- Combine 4 tablespoons of chia seeds with 2 cups water or other liquid, such as coconut water.
- Voila – after 10-15 minutes you’ll have a gel!
- Use a tablespoon or two of gel to thicken drinks to your desired consistency.
- Cover and refrigerate for up to one week.
Make it Thinner
The thickness of a blended drink will depend on a few factors, such as whether or not ice is used, and whether the fruit is fresh or frozen. If your smoothie isn’t sip-able, you can add one of these healthful ingredients to thin it down just a bit.
- 2 tablespoons green tea or chamomile tea
- 2 tablespoons of coconut water
- Add a small amount of a high-moisture food, such as celery, lettuce, cucumber, lemon, or lime
- Add some water. It is important to re-hydrate!
- Unsweetened almond milk to add richness. Consider trying this with tropical fruits. Tastes great!