Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Recipe: Banana Mocha Smoothie

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Looking for a quick and delicious afternoon pick-me-up?

Yesterday afternoon, I was.

I knew I wanted instant coffee. Is that strange? I had an odd urge for something flavored with instant coffee. Maybe I was tired? Maybe our busy hours at work were getting to me? (Sidenote, I had to laugh when I heard a physician say…“we’ve been busy, good thing my nurse runs marathons!”)

Anyway, I came home knowing I wanted something cold and something including instant coffee…that’s when this Banana Mocha Smoothie was created, and boy is it good!

Banana Mocha Smoothie

Banana Mocha Smoothie

-1/2 cup almond milk (or any type of milk product you wish)
-1 heaping tsp instant coffee
-1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 tsp honey (or sweetener of choice…may add more to taste)
-1 frozen ripe banana (yes, I let my bananas get THAT ripe!)
-5 or 6 pieces of ice


Begin by mixing a heaping tsp of instant coffee with 1/2 cup almond milk. Once dissolved, add ingredients to a blender.

Peel and slice frozen banana into several pieces. Add these pieces to the blender.

Add honey (to taste), cocoa powder, and ice to blender.

Blend, serve, and enjoy!

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Blend instant coffee in almond milk

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Chop frozen banana

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Add all ingredients to blender…

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Enjoy a delicious afternoon treat!

What’s your favorite afternoon pick-me-up?


  1. Oh...this is awesome. I'm pinning this and so making this one this evening.

  2. Oh yum! I'm gonna have to try this!!!

  3. This sounds yummy! I just bought bananas at the store yesterday too! I don't drink coffee but will be making some version of this!

  4. That looks delicious! I don't have all those ingredients in the house right now, but I will by Saturday lol!

  5. Totally not related to your post, did you hear that more Christy Miller books are coming out soon ??

    1. No! I hadn't heard...thank you so much, I found robins blog and I cannot wait!!! Eeekkk!

  6. Just made this and its great I used soy milk very thick creamy and delicious. I made mines more thick and mine also has bits of mango as well. Great.


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