Coffee Banana Smoothie
I have been experimenting with making myself the perfect green smoothie in an effort to get more veggie nutrients and honestly, to help keep off the pounds. I try to replace some of my daily calories with a low calorie smoothie. So far I have not found a really great green smoothie so while I experiment I have been going back to my old standby...the Coffee Banana. It fills me up, gives me a little jolt of caffeine and is about 200 calories.
In a blender combine these ingredients:
1/2 cup cold coffee (or use instant)
1/2 cup milk of choice - I used Unsweetened Chocolate flavor almond milk**
1 medium banana sliced - I often use frozen sliced bananas I keep in the freezer
1 Tablespoon each ground flax seed and chia seeds
a few ice cubes
**also yummy with vanilla flavor, or if you use plain milk and want some more flavor add a dash of vanilla extract or spoonful of chocolate milk powder or chocolate syrup.
And if you have a great green smoothie recipe I'd love to try it.