Banana Coffee Smoothie
Let’s talk about the ultimate breakfast smoothie. This creamy and rich banana coffee smoothie has it all: banana (sweetness, vitamins, and potassium), coffee (energizing) and my secret touch … peanut butter (extra creaminess).
You can drink a glass of this banana coffee smoothie and be satisfied for a good couple hours. I like it as a super fast breakfast option. Also, it includes my morning dose of caffeine. If you knew me, you’d be aware that I never leave my house without it.
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How to prepare this easy Banana Coffee Smoothie?
For this smoothie, I like to use frozen bananas because I get more of a frappuccino finish without adding ice that will surely water down the flavor.
You can totally use fresh bananas and add some ice or cold milk.
The Coffee must be cold or at least chill. I like to brew mine really strong to get as much caffeine and bitter flavor as I can. Of course, you can adjust the amount of coffee to your liking. I use 2 tbsp of Colombian coffee for 1 cup of water.
And my top secret ingredients is a big tablespoon of peanut butter — I use creamy to avoid lumps, but it’s all up to your preferences. There is no doubt that banana and peanut butter always work well together and for that reason, they shine in this smoothie.
What type of milk do I recommend for the smoothie?
I love soy milk because it does not alter the rest of the flavors. You can also use regular milk or almond milk. I think that low-fat milk would be too watery.
Now the sweet factor: even when bananas have natural sugar, coffee can easily overpower that sweetness. I have no problem using regular sugar but if you desire you can use stevia or another type of sweetener. It doesn’t change the result.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup brewed coffee (cold and strong)
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 100 ml of milk
- 2 tbsp sugar (or stevia)
- Crushed peanuts (optional)
Pour all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed for 5 minutes until you get a smooth result.
You can top with some crushed peanuts.