Mocha Banana Smoothie

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Upon discovering the wonder that is blended frozen bananas many years ago, I completely gave up using ice in homemade fruit smoothies. Why use flavorless ice when you can add natural sweetness and a think, creamy, icy consistency with one healthy ingredient?

Therefore, I initially didn’t think twice about using frozen banana as the base of this mocha smoothie. Then I started dumping the ingredients into our blender, and began to doubt whether coffee & banana would taste good together.

Turns out, they do! At least, I think they do… in this application, at least.

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The recipe – although simple – does require some forethought as it calls for chilled brewed coffee and frozen bananas. I keep a container of peeled banana slices in the freezer pretty much all of the time, and we often have coffee leftover from when John makes it on the weekends.

This is a fun, tasty, and healthy way to simultaneously get your morning (or afternoon) java fix and satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing cash or calories on a commercially produced coffee smoothie.

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Mocha Banana Smoothie

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: snack breakfast vegan sugar-free banana chocolate

Ingredients (1 smoothie)

  • 1 ripe medium-sized banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen overnight
  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee or decaf, well-chilled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • tiny splash pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Place all ingredients into blender; blend until smooth.

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