Chocolate Espresso Banana Smoothie

I woke up this morning to white roofs and snow falling. The temperature today is only supposed to get to a high of 13 degrees and the low is supposed to be -8 degrees. So, naturally I thought to myself I think I’ll share a recipe for a Chocolate Espresso Banana Smoothie with you today!

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I know, it’s probably not what you are craving on a cold snowy morning, but it wasn’t snowing like this yesterday morning and boy did it taste delicious then.

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I usually crave something cold to drink after I get done running or working out, even if it is freezing outside. Yesterday was no exception. I got off my treadmill after a 6 mile run and was craving something cold and creamy to drink. I was also pretty tired and knew I was going to need a little caffeine. I knew I had bananas in the freezer, so I thought I would try making a smoothie combination of chocolate, espresso, and banana.

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This smoothie is so easy to make and is perfect for all of you chocolate and coffee/espresso lovers out there. To make this smoothie all you need is a couple of  frozen bananas, unsweetened cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk), espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Take all of those ingredients, throw them in a blender, and in seconds you have a creamy, chocolatey, espresso flavored smoothie that is sure to satisfy you and give you a morning jolt!

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Chocolate Espresso Banana Smoothie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

2 smoothies

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (any milk will work)
  • 1/3 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. espresso powder
  • 1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t. honey (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut the frozen bananas into chunks and place in the blender.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

I used unsweetened almond milk in my smoothie, but any kind of milk would work just as well.

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Comments

  1. This smoothie is awesome! It looks like something my coffee-chocolate-loving sister would go totally crazy for. Gorgeous photos.
    Pinning!

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