Some folks like this Brewed Coffee Smoothie in the morning but I think this recipe also makes a great late afternoon treat. One word of caution, it doesn’t work that well with decaf. It also takes a bit of pre-planning to brew the coffee ahead of time and let it cool. Or, if you make more in the morning it will be nice and cold by the time you get to it in the afternoon!
Its also easy to turn this coffee smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
1 cup cold brewed strong coffee
1 cup milk
1/2 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
2 rounded tbsp. instant vanilla pudding
Sugar and ice to taste
1 Tbsp. Chia seed