What’s in My Smoothie

This Smoothie has protein, vitamins and a lot of flavor to start your morning off just right. 

 

What’s in My Smoothie?

What’s in my smoothie you ask? Well I like to change it up every few days and right now I am drinking a banana espresso chocolate green smoothie. Wow, that is a long title.

Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie with Instant Coffee

There is lots of talk right now about smoothies and since summer is coming and everyone wants to look and feel their best, I put my magic bullet back on the counter and started making my morning shakes again.  I recently had some thyroid issues and changes in weight, up and down drastically. I finally went to the Dr. and had her do a BMI test on me and was shocked. I have been living in denial for 1 year. Now I am checking labels differently and this summer I have challenged myself to keep a journal and read labels.

What I put in my Smoothie

First if I am going to make a smoothie, it needs to taste great and it needs to have some good ingredients in it. With green smoothies taking over the world, I am adding spinach to mine.

I either add a banana or avocado to my morning drinks. That way it thickens it up and gives me lots of vitamins. I also add 1/2 ts of cinnamon, that gives it flavor and helps your sugar levels.

The espresso or instant coffee is not for any particular health benefit other than it tastes great and it kicks off my morning. I am sure if I looked around, I could find something that said it’s good for you. If you find it let me know in the comments.

Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie

Other than that, you just blend it all up with water, coconut water, milk  or almond milk and ice.

Where else can you find protein, veggies and fruits in 5 minutes or less that fills you up?

Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie with Instant Coffee
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What's in My Smoothie

What’s in my smoothie you ask? Well I like to change it up every few days and right now I am drinking a banana espresso chocolate green smoothie. Wow, that is a long title.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword banana smoothie, chocolate smoothie, everything smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 448kcal
Author Candi Elm

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 handful of spinach or kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso
  • 8 oz of water or milk
  • 1 small banana
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a Magic Bullet in order listed.
  • Pulse until desired texture.

Notes

  • Use frozen fruit or add ice for the desired texture.
  • Use regular or decaf coffee.

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 1429mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 3259IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 732mg | Iron: 1mg

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. This looks a lot like my smoothie in the mornings. Love that spinach and banana combo! I actually do think that coffee has some health benefits, so yay for that!

  2. I’m in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight’s party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can’t wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

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