juices, smoothies + drinks, superfoods

banana express smoothie

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the-pig-and-the-fig-banana-express-smoothie

This smoothie serves two purposes in my world: a quick breakfast (one that you can easily take with you) and a pre-workout savior.  You get some fruit, protein, calcium and a little boost (and blast of antioxidants) from the coffee.

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the-pig-and-the-fig-banana-express-smoothie

Some people are a little confused about using coconut milk.  I'm not talking about the stuff in a can; that's for cooking, making curries, etc. This is the stuff for drinking. Look for it either in a carton in the milk section or where you would find other non-daily milks like soy and almond milk.  For this smoothie, I would suggest using an unsweetened version as the bananas are sugary enough.

I know I've talked about this before but as a reminder, I like to keep a large ziplock bag in the freezer for bananas that are about to break bad.  Peel them, slice in half and toss in the freezer.  This way, you'll always have a great smoothie base on hand.  If you like the idea of this shake but don't want the caffeine, try this super-healthy smoothie instead.

banana express smoothie

makes about 24 oz

1.5 frozen bananas

1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder

2 c coconut milk

1 shot of espresso

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the-pig-and-the-fig-banana-express-smoothie

Blend and serve immediately.