This Espresso Banana Smoothie is the perfect pick me up to start your morning. This coffee treat is deliciously smooth and creamy thanks to bananas and the deliciously creamy Texas roasted espresso! With a start to finish prep time of just under 5 five minutes it’s a great way to get your morning off to a quick start!
Coffee Treat to Start the Day
My morning routine at the Texas Coffee Club headquarters, usually consists of coffee followed by a smoothie with some sort of hidden fruit or vegetable, so it was only a matter of time before I combined them into one! One of the finer things in life. A Coffee Smoothie!
Although Frappuccino’s and other iced coffee drinks are great, they are usually packed full of excessive cream and sugar. In this lightened up version, a banana helps create a creamy thick and slightly sweet base. Adding ice cream is optional but yogurt is another great, healthier option overall.
With a start to finish time of less than 5 minutes, this is an excellent coffee smoothie to add to your daily morning routine. Or have it as a mid afternoon pick me up! It will last for around 2 days in the fridge. You can freeze half to enjoy later on in the week.
A Word About the Ingredients
This is a small list of all of the ingredients and additional substitutions that you can use to make this great coffee drink. Stick with the quantities listed in the coffee recipe, but feel free to switch up the ingredients depending on what you have on hand!
Frozen Banana is my ideal go to ingredient for almost all smoothies. It really helps thicken smoothies up, as well as adding real natural sweetness. I personally find it easiest to freeze bananas whole while the peel is still on, right before using run them under hot water for 5 seconds and then take the peel off with your hands afterwards. It’s fast and easy, plus there is no need to use bags/wrapping to store them in the freezer! (1 to 2 bananas).
The Texan-Roasted Coffee
I personally prefer the espresso method with this particular coffee recipe. But for something less strong, chilled coffee adds a nice kick of flavor. However, you can use brewed coffee or a shot of espresso and caffeinated or decaffeinated both work great! (1 to 2 shots). Here are some recommendations:
- Scottie Dog Espresso Blend FTO
- Fire Grounds Bury Up Black
- What’s The Buzz Brazil Oberon
- CJ’s Espresso Blend
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Slice the banana into pieces.
Scoop out two scoops of indulgent vanilla ice cream.
Pull an espresso made from real Texan-roasted coffee beans.
Blend it all together.