Start Your Day Off Right With A Healthy Coffee Smoothie

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Until recently, every time somebody told me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, my immediate thought was ain’t nobody got time for that. Sleeping in on weekends was a luxury I basked in, and weekdays would find me tenaciously clinging onto every last second of slumber I could get.

There’s still a lot that hasn’t changed, but after realizing that with working full-time, going out, and binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix, getting an early start to the day is the only realistic way to get the few extra hours I need for everything else in life (okay, maybe I should cut down on the Netflix). But an early start naturally requires more energy, and after continuing to skip breakfast regardless, I realized that it’s almost impossible to stay focused past 10AM.

I’ve looked around for simple, filling breakfast ideas that aren’t time-consuming and don’t require the use of heat, and recently came across an ingenious recipe that’s quick, easy, healthy, and best of all, uses coffee as one of the main ingredients. Though having a slice of toast with a cup of morning coffee is great too, this is a fantastic way to get your entire breakfast in one cup.

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Ingredients:

  • Frozen bananas
  • Rolled oats
  • Milk
  • Coffee (preferably espresso)
  • Chocolate syrup or honey (optional)

Recipe:

  1. Blend bananas, rolled oats, milk, and coffee in a blender. You can add chocolate syrup or honey into the mix if you want to make it sweeter.

I didn’t specify the measurements for any of the ingredients, not because I’m lazy (well… not all the time), but because nothing beats making it exactly how you like it. For example, if you like your smoothies thick, you’ll probably want to put in lots of bananas. If you want an extra kick of caffeine, you might want to add double espresso shots. And of course, you’re free to mix and match your favorite ingredients to create a smoothie you’ll jump out of bed for.

The recipe comes from Live Eat Learn, where you can get a ton of other hearty recipes your body will thank you for. I’ve arranged it just slightly, but you can see the original post here.

If you have your own variation of a morning smoothie, I would love to hear them!

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