If day after day your breakfast is limited to a cup of strong coffee, this recipe’s for you. It is clear that not everyone wants their breakfast to be a full meal; does anyone even have time for that? These days it feels like people are busier than ever, unfortunately. What I have to offer is a compromise of sorts: you don’t have to give up your favorite drink, just improve it a bit.
Note: This coffee smoothie also makes a great dessert 😉
This recipe will resemble that same cup of aromatic coffee you love to have, but it will be much more nutritious. The taste will also be new and interesting – I’d say that it is almost a dessert. Making this in the morning instead of just that cup of coffee will only take 5 minutes longer than usual, but the benefits are many times greater. I believe that after you’ve tried this smoothie, you will want it again and again. You do not need to consume this smoothie after meals, this dessert can easily be a complete meal.
- 50 milliliters (~1,7 fl oz.) freshly brewed coffee (ideally but can be placed with any type of coffee you prefer)
- 50 grams (~1,7 oz.) dark chocolate
- 40-60 milliliters (~1,7 fl oz.) coconut milk
- 1 frozen banana
- a pinch of cinnamon or vanilla
- 3-4 pieces of dried apricots
- 1 tablespoon of walnuts
- chocolate balls (breakfast cereal) for decoration
- First off, brew the coffee. Strain if necessary. Set aside so that it cools completely.
- Pour the liquid ingredients (coffee and milk) into the blender bowl.
- Add frozen banana slices, walnuts, dry apricots, dark chocolate and cinnamon.
- Process until smooth.
- Pour into a glass or a bowl. Decorate with chocolate balls and small pieces of dried apricots.
Tip: if you don’t have a high power blender, you can soak dry apricots in hot water for 5 minutes. They will get softer and thus easier to process.
I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
Bon appetit! 😋