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If you’re a coffee-lover then this recipe is perfect for you. Instead of having your regular morning coffee, whip up this delicious smoothie instead and get fully energized for the day.
Like most smoothie recipes, this one includes frozen banana. The frozen banana helps to create a creamy texture and it’s a great way to use overripe bananas. Whenever I have bananas I know I won't use it soon, I just pop them in the freezer. This way, you are always ready for your next smoothie.
Because the banana is frozen, it also cools the smoothie and you don’t need to add extra ice cubes. Of course, you can always add ice cubes if you want to, but the banana alone does the trick.
This smoothie is almost like a breakfast meal since it also includes oats. The oats make the drink more filling and for this recipe, I used quick oats (instant oats) so you can drink it right away.
It's like having overnight oats but without the overnight part.
For the coffee, I used 1 shot of espresso that I made with my Nespresso machine, if you drink brewed coffee just use 1/3 cup of it. If you drink instant coffee than mix it with 1/3 cup water.
To sweeten the smoothie, I added 2 teaspoons of maple syrup. You can omit this if you drink your coffee without a sweetener or you can add more or less – your choice. In addition, I used almond milk. However, you can use any milk that you like, such as dairy or non-dairy.
That's it, all you need to do is blend everything together and pour it into a glass, sit back take a sip, and start your day.
This smoothie is very satisfying and refreshing especially during summer when it's too hot in the early morning already. This smoothie will give you energy thanks to the banana and oats and it’s delicious – what more could you ask for?
Recipe yields 1 cup
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Let's get started making this coffee oat smoothie: