Quick and easy banana and yogurt smoothie with a kick of espresso for a delish afternoon pick-me-up.
Happy New Year, lovelies! This is my favorite time of year for food blogging because, as you know, I am a huge fan of smoothies and protein shakes.
Of course I don’t limit my protein shake obsession to just one time of year.
I do post them throughout the year but this time of year is definitely when they are the most popular – when everyone is making new year resolutions to lose weight or get in shape.
I don’t think I’ve made a new year resolution in quite some time. I’m terrible at sticking to them and I’ve come to realize that I do much better by making smaller, more manageable goals throughout the year and then accomplish those.
Even though I just had a baby in November, I still didn’t make a resolution to lose weight.
I know that I will lose the weight eventually… and I do have a goal of doing it before my husband graduates residency in June… but it’s not a resolution for me.
I do need to get myself back onto a little bit better eating plan and this espresso smoothie has been a staple in my diet for the past few months.
I am addicted to coffee and espresso and I am always finding myself adding a couple teaspoons (or Tablespoons) to my daily protein shakes and smoothies.
It gives me a little pick me up in the afternoon without me having to make more coffee. And with three kids now, I am definitely needing an afternoon jolt.
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute until smooth.
- If smoothie is too thick, add a splash more almond milk and blend again.
- If smoothie is too thin, add more ice and blend again.