Some might see overly ripe bananas and instantly think banana bread. When I see ripe bananas I think smoothies. On any given day, I always have bananas in my freezer. Once they get too ripe to eat raw, I peel them and break into thirds then freeze in a zip loc sandwich bag. The riper, the better!
Today’s recipe is the perfect use for your leftover morning cup of joe. The stronger the coffee, the more flavorful the smoothie. I love to use chocolate protein powder but even a scoop of natural peanut butter would do the trick (for just 30 extra calories.) This smoothie tastes more like a dessert than breakfast and is loaded in protein and fiber. Added bonus? Coffee is loaded in antioxidants.
Your straw is waiting.
- 1 banana
- 2/3 c plain yogurt
- 1/4 c strong coffee cooled
- 1 tbs protein powder 1 scoop or 1 natural peanut butter
- 1 1/2 tbs flax seed meal
- 2 scoops ice
Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!