Let’s face it. Some mornings there just isn’t time for coffee AND breakfast. But honestly, both favorites. Those mornings when the clock tries to force me to choose between two necessities, I defiantly choose my own third option – the Coffee Smoothie.
My challenge with smoothies is that even though theoretically I know less is more regarding ingredients, I just feel powerless to simplify. It’s like every food I’ve ever loved, and every supplement I’ve ever read has any benefit is calling out to me “Pick me! Pick me! I will make your breakfast perfect!” I end up with enough calories in the blender to sustain me for three days and what tastes much like a liquid salad (My mom-in-law actually calls them my grass shakes… or maybe it’s dirt shakes, I forget).
Anyway, I’m pretty proud of the fact that I limited myself to a single digit number of ingredients when creating this recipe. However, I just can’t help myself from mentioning the fact that you could throw an inch of ginger root in there if that is your thing, and I think some cinnamon might do you a little good too, for inflammation and all. But I’m drawing the line and NOT recommending you toss in a beet (although if you were to do that, the nutritional value would skyrocket and you’d probably thank me!). I better get to the recipe before I add the kitchen sink!
This tasty and nutritious treat will keep you satisfied and caffeinated through the most hectic morning!
Throw all ingredients in a high power blender and blast for 60 seconds.
Sweeten to taste with additional maple syrup.
Garnish with additional chia seeds if desired.
*Everyone's preference is different for smoothie texture. I like mine thick and creamy, so I use extra banana. If you'd rather drink your's than eat it with a spoon, you can get away with one banana.
Katie holds an English degree from the United States Naval Academy. After graduation, she served on active duty as a Marine Corps intelligence officer for five years before departing the military to stay at home with her children full time. In addition to hanging out with her seven favorite little people, she is the co-owner of Coletti coffee with her husband Josh, which brings together her passions for drinking great coffee and ending human trafficking. She spends her “free” time coaching sports, mentoring young girls, running…oh, and drinking amazing coffee.