I'm always looking for a way to add a little extra energy into my mornings, and I found just the thing.
My new favorite energy breakfast smoothie - espresso and almond butter flavored. It's delicious.
KB and I have a favorite bagel and smoothie shop in our neighborhood and they make an amazing smoothie called Beyond Prozac - espresso and peanut butter being the prime ingredients. It's my fave thing in the world, but 1) it's super expensive and 2) I can't really control the ingredients so can't guarantee its quality/health.
And that is exactly why I created my own version - which I'm called my energy breakfast smoothie because of its energy boosting and filling ingredients.
Let's break this one down.
I don't know about you, but coffee in the morning is a ritual for me. I incorporated espresso into this recipe because it packs a powerful, flavorful punch in a small amount of volume. I usually brew a Nespresso double shot into my magic bullet cup to start.
I add in a handful or two of cubed ice into the cup and stir rapidly with a straw - this helps cool down the espresso with minimal watering down!
After the ice, I add in the rest of my ingredients. I use a natural almond butter for protein and healthy fat, half of a banana for texture and potassium, as well as 1-2 scoops of my favorite fiber or protein powder (the F Factor Unflavored powder is my current favorite). I also sometimes add a hint of almond milk (no more than 1/4 of a cup) to tame the espresso and nut flavor a bit.
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If you try my fave breakfast energy smoothie, please let me know in the comments below! Would love to here your versions.
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