Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Ice-Coffee, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

spiach smoothie 

This should be called: You’re not gonna believe this tastes this good Smoothie

In a Blender (or Vitamix) Combine:

1/2 cup -1 cup milk (Cow, Almond, Hemp–your call–these days I’m using hemp milk, because it’s a superfood and seriously delicious)
1/2 cup ice (just a handful really)
1/4 cup coffee beans or grounds
1/2 banana
1 cup spinach (trust me, you wont taste it! quit doubting and get your greens on!)
1 Tbsp (heaping tablespoon) of almond butter (optional)
1/2-1 tsp sweetener of choice (I use honey, agave  or a splash of Oregon Chai tea mix)
dash or two of cinnamon

 If I called this a coffee and spinach smoothie, you wouldn’t try it, but it is seriously good—as with all my smoothie recipes, tweak it to how you like it.  More milk less sweetener, more almond butter less coffee. Do your thang!

(photo stolen from Joy the Baker)

4 comments on “RECIPE: Ice-Coffee, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

  1. All Seasons Cyclist
    April 12, 2013

    I am going to have to take your word for this one! A coffee and spinach smoothie just doesn’t sound right to me.

  2. Charlie
    January 20, 2017

    This is really tasty! I even think you could go less on the coffee without compromising the flavor. I found myself rinsing coffee “nubs” from my teeth so may try this with actual brew or finer grind…great with almond milk.

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      January 20, 2017

      Oh Good! You tried it!
      SO glad! And yes, probably way better with brewed coffee (I’m all about efficiency, so one less step) Plus I like the “crunch” of the ground bean.
      Fiddle with any of these recipes, to make it what YOU like best!

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