Are you a morning person? I am – on one condition: coffee.
I know coffee gets a bad rep sometimes, but it actually does have some benefits. Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. It can help with muscle pain, and it may even reduce liver damage. Plus, it’s dang delicious.
But if you’re interested in adding even more benefits to your morning beverage, you should try this smoothie. Just by adding a few more ingredients, you can add fibre, calcium, and an anti-inflammatory kick.
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 3/4 cup nut milk of choice
- 3/4 cup cold coffee*
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
*I love Salt Spring Island ‘Blue Heron’. Quality is important when it comes to a good cup of joe, and for me it’s always worst the extra few bucks to buy organic. I highly recommend if it’s available in your area.
Add all ingredients to a blender and set on high until smooth and creamy.
There are a lot of other great options you could add to this shake. Maca powder would be another great boost if you have any on hand. You could make this morning blend mocha-style by adding cacao powder. Feeling this more for dessert? Add a scoop of icecream at the end!
I honestly prefer this version, simple as it is. It’s creamy coffee deliciousness. It’s guaranteed to make any morning just a little bit better.
A frozen banana not only provides a creamy texture to the shake, but it also provides potassium and fibre. Your nut milk adds calcium, which is important for muscle contraction. Cinnamon is a great anti-inflammatory and adds a great hint of flavor.
Try it and let me know what you think on Instagram!
Have a great morning!