Thursday, February 19, 2015

Metabolism Boosting Mocha Smoothie

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I posted this recipe a long time ago, but as I made this smoothie this morning, I thought I'd re-post it for anyone who missed it.  It's THAT good. And good for you. And the easiest way to get a healthy breakfast ready in one minute. 

What are your mornings like? Are you running up and down stairs, yelling like a crazy person reminding kids to brush their teeth, and remember a jacket, making lunches, all the while trying to mainline coffee?  That's normal, right?

(BTDubs, don't tell me if you manage a cooked breakfast for the family, and still have time to help your daughter straighten her hair. That would hurt my self-esteem.) 

If you're normal, but your mornings are crazy, you probably don't have time for breakfast, and may need a little help with breakfast for your (older) kids.  This smoothie tastes exactly like a mocha milkshake, so the kids love it, even though it's good for them.  (You could omit the coffee and just use more milk for little kids.)


1 large frozen banana
(The day before, cut the banana into chunks, put in a zip lock bag, and pop in the freezer)
1/2 cup cold coffee (leftover is fine)
1/2 cup fat free almond milk (or use fat free milk)
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Nestle)
1 tbsp almond butter (I used peanut butter)

Add all ingredients to a blender and BLEND until smooth. This takes about 1 minute. The result really is just like a milkshake. You'd never know that it's good for you.

This shake will rev your metabolism, burn fat, and is full of antioxidants. That works, right? Plus, I figure, your getting fruit, dairy, protein AND coffee all in about 250 calories. Not too shabby.

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