Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Coffee Breakfast Smoothie

Coffee Breakfast Smoothies with Dark Chocolate Syrup and Creamer
I made this smoothie every morning when my grown daughter had all of her wisdom teeth pulled at once. Her face blew up like a blow fish and stayed like that for 5 days! Ouch! Getting nutrients and her morning coffee was the goal and I believe we achieved it, deliciously.
The almond milk and protein powder give it a protein punch while the oatmeal covers the whole grains.
The coffee and flavored creamer we just added to keep the grouchies at bay.
This turned out to be a filling breakfast that we still make quite often, especially during the summer months when we seem to be always on the go first thing in the morning. Sometimes iced coffee just sounds much more appealing than hot.
The original recipe called for regular ice cubes and cold coffee but the flavor was a little watered down so we switched it up by making the coffee ice cubes. This is much quicker and tastier.

Coffee Ice Cubes, Almond Milk and Oatmeal
The following ingredients will make two delicious smoothies! Simply cut the amounts in half if you are going solo.
2 cups vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup oatmeal
10 coffee ice cubes
1 scoop protein powder
6 tablespoons creamer (optional)
1 squirt of  dark chocolate syrup if you're in the mood for it.

Combine the almond milk and oatmeal in blender and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Add the coffee cubes and protein powder and blend on a low speed until thoroughly mixed.
Add creamer and/or syrup to taste.