Banana Breakfast Smoothie

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by Amy Flanigan on May 8, 2012 · 10 comments

I don’t really love bananas. I never have. But I buy them all the time, and force myself to eat them, because they’re a fruit, and good for me, and easy, and come prepackaged, and portable…blah blah. But I don’t really love them.

(Clearly I have no future as a Chiquita representative.) 

I do like them in things, though. Banana bread, banana pie, banana pudding, a banana ice cream sundae. I see a pattern.

So it came as no surprise that I liked them in this smoothie. It’s sweet, with a hint of coffee and cocoa flavor – good energy boost in the morning to start your day.

Probably would have liked it even more if it was topped with whipped cream. And chocolate. But then I suppose it would be a Banana Dessert Smoothie. Hmmm.

Banana Breakfast Smoothie
Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
• 2 (6 ounce) containers of vanilla yogurt
• 1 large banana, frozen and chopped
• 1 teaspoon finely ground coffee
• 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Easy peasy!

NOTE: Freeze your banana ahead of time by slicing, then placing in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm and then transfer to a small resealable bag.

(adapted from Raley’s Market)

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Joanne May 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

This recipe is such a gift. I’m SO not a banana person either but I want to be because they are so good for runners to eat! If I add whipped cream I can basically convince myself that I’m eating dessert for breakfast. Which will basically convince me that this is the best thing ever. (other than the deliciousness that is). I love how you enable me.

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Jude May 8, 2012 at 10:08 am

Oh, this smoothie sounds very good indeed. Can’t wait to try it!

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CJ at Food Stories May 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

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Ellen Law May 8, 2012 at 8:32 am

I only like to eat bananas when I’m driving home from the grocery store.

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Melissa May 8, 2012 at 6:03 am

Smoothies are our dessert lately. So good in the warm weather but low-cal, so YAY. We prefer bananas IN things, too. ;P

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Sandi May 8, 2012 at 5:45 am

You had me at coffee!! Than chocolate….sighhhhhhhhhh <3

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blog is the newblack May 8, 2012 at 5:43 am

Smoothies are a fav breakfast treat of mine!

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Mellissa May 8, 2012 at 5:27 am

I am a banner hater except in smoothies, it is the one thing that makes them creamy and hides all the greens I put in them.

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Lauren May 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

I am too! I can only eat bananas when they’re mixed into something. I love the taste but hate the texture of bananas :(

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