09 March 2018

CHOCOLATE COFFEE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Smoothies are really one of the best ways to start the day, and this particular smoothie is the best of both worlds – coffee and breakfast, and chocolate, of course. Made with bananas, cocoa, espresso powder and cinnamon, it is creamy, rich, and the perfect breakfast treat.
Although naturally sweetened by bananas, I have opted for adding in some raw honey, and feel free to add more, if you like your smoothies on the sweet side. If you so desire, you can replace the chocolate protein powder with a plant protein, such as rice protein powder.


Ingredients
250 grams fresh ripe bananas
120 grams vanilla yoghurt
50 grams old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons chocolate protein powder
250 ml whole milk
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
2 tablespoons raw honey
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation
Place the chopped bananas and the yoghurt in a blender and let it run until it looks completely smooth. Add in the oats, cocoa powder, and the protein powder, and let the blender run until they are fully blended and the powders are dissolved. Pour in the milk, honey, coffee, and cinnamon, then blend again thoroughly. Pour into two glasses and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, so that the oats can hydrate and soften. Serve chilled. Yields 2 rich servings.

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