Breakfast/ Snacks & Drinks

The morning kick coffee smoothie

Koffie smoothie | insimonesk.wpengine.com

I can’t really imagine starting the day without a cup of coffee. Well I cán but I don’t necessarily want to… Too good. It’s also a little bit our quiet moment before the madness of the day starts. Waking up with a cup of coffee in bed, ipad on my lap for the latest news and social media stuff before we rush off and go do our own things. And because I seem to be on a smoothie roll lately it seemed a good idea to do something with coffee and a smoothie. A coffee smoothie so to speak. Not something you hear everyday right? Or at least I don’t hear it everyday.

Koffie en chocolade smoothie | insimonesk.wpengine.com

But using only coffee didn’t sound all that special. Banana with coffee? Orange juice with coffee? No thank you very much. Chocolate with coffee? Now we’re talking! That sounded a whole lot better. I have two books that I use a lot for finding flavor combinations and I love them. They’re both in Dutch but there must be something similar out there in English I’d think.

Initially I put chocolate, coffee and almond milk together but it was a bit too bitter for my taste plus more like an icecoffee than a smoothie. Adding a banana to the mix did the trick. It gave it just that little bit of sweetness it needed. Not a lot though as it is not a sweet smoothie by any means but it is goooood!

Koffie smoothie met chocola en banaan | insimonesk.wpengine.com

For the coffee lovers among us I would say you have to give this a try. You can very easily vary the flavor by adding more coffee or stronger coffee, more chocolate, less chocolate… I loved it. Breakfast and coffee all combined. It doesn’t get any better than this!

Smoothie with coffee, banana and chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 25 gram cacao nibs
  • 1 cup (90 ml) espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 banana
  • 200 ml almond milk

Directions:

  1. Add everything together in the blender and blend well... I love recipes like this... lol

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Rosa
    March 12, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Delightfully caffeinated! A heavenly morning smoothie.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Reply
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    March 12, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    That looks thick, creamy and delicious!

  • Reply
    Meeta
    March 12, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Oh I think I am going to whip this for dinner!! Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea. SO creamy!

  • Reply
    John@Kitchen Riffs
    March 12, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Mmm, coffee. Never had it in a smoothie, but love the idea. And coffee combines so well with chocolate, doesn’t it? So nice — thanks.

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