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Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie

    Transform your favorite frozen blended coffee drink into a thick and creamy protein smoothie. This healthy breakfast recipe is naturally gluten-free and full of nutrients. 

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    Smoothies are always popular on my website and for good reason: they’re portable, nutritious, and extremely versatile. In fact, it’s no surprise that my Blueberry Kale Protein Smoothie was one of my most popular recipes. Plus, as many of you know, I love coffee and recently read that drinking coffee could help you live longer. Win-Win!

    After a delicious two-week holiday break, most of us are back to work and school today so I figured we could all use a little caffeine boost to power us through. My blended coffee banana protein smoothie is inspired by those sinfully decadent frappes from your favorite local coffee shop.

    My healthy version is packed with over 22 grams of protein and is naturally sweetened with a ripe banana. Collagen adds a major protein boost and instant espresso powder gives it a warm and nutty flavor and a much-welcome caffeine kick.

    Liz adding Collagen to Smoothie

    If you missed it, I recently shared why I started adding collagen into my daily smoothie.

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    In the meantime, take 5 minutes and whip up this blended coffee banana protein smoothie. Healthy enough for breakfast, tasty enough to enjoy for dessert!

    Your straw is waiting.

    Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie HR

    Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie

    4.30 stars average
    Transform your favorite frozen blended coffee drink into a thick and creamy protein smoothie. This healthy breakfast recipe is naturally gluten free and full of nutrients. 
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 2

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 ripe banana
    • 1 cup whole milk vanilla Greek yogurt
    • 1 cup whole milk (or milk of choice)
    • 2 scoops collagen (or protein powder of choice)
    • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional )
    • ice to thicken

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and pulse until smooth. 

    Notes

    Start with 1/2 cup ice and keep adding more until you’ve reached desired thickness level. 

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1glassCalories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 30.3gProtein: 22.5gFat: 10.4gSaturated Fat: 4.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 161mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 19.1gVitamin C: 18.6mg
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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