If you're a coffee fan and are looking for a healthy Frappuccino, this healthy coffee smoothie with banana is for you. It's full of mocha espresso flavor and will help energize your day!
Love coffee? Then you'll love this frozen treat. Bonus: This healthy coffee smoothie contains no added sugar but plenty of health-helping nutrients!
If you know me, you also know my morning isn't complete without a shot of espresso or a cappuccino. I happen to love the taste of coffee, and of course the caffeine boost is helpful for a productive start to the day.
I also love cooking with coffee (hello, easy coffee cake muffins!) and espresso for mornings when I want my breakfast and my caffeine all in one recipe. This can be a big help with time savings when I'm running out the door for a workout!
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So I created this frozen mochaccino recipe. Love the taste of frozen espresso? This healthy coffee smoothie with banana happens to be a complete breakfast that provides an excellent amount of satiating protein and fiber to help power you through your morning.
I made this espresso protein shake with no added sugar, sweetening it naturally with unsweetened cocoa powder and fruit. Of course, a grande Mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream from Starbucks contains 61 grams of sugar, and much of that is added sugar! This espresso smoothie contains about a third of that, 23 grams of sugar, and all of that comes from natural sources such as dairy. It also has a base of Greek yogurt and soy milk. Is soy good for women?
I hope you enjoy this coffee smoothie with banana as much as I do! I'm going to whip one up this morning!
Here's how to make this healthy coffee shake. I hope you enjoy this smoothie with cocoa!
Helpful kitchen tools:
1/3 cup unsweetened soy milk
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 shot espresso
1 banana, frozen
6 ounces plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon almond butter
Blend ingredients together, and enjoy! Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional information per serving (1 smoothie): Cal: 370 Fat: 15 g Sat fat: 4 g Pro: 25 g Carbs: 41 g Sugar: 23 g Fiber: 6 g Chol: 15 mg Sod: 105 mg
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