Did I lose you at green smoothie? Wait! Come back! I promise, if you try this, you will never, ever know there is anything green in this smoothie! It will taste like your favorite iced coffee drink from any one of those famous places! I think, even better!

I’ve been into green smoothies since we returned from our last vacation where we totally overindulged! I’ll give you my regular green smoothie recipe soon. This one was born from a need for some caffeine and breakfast one busy morning. I wanted my smoothie and my coffee simultaneously. Throw this in a travel cup and you’ve got breakfast and coffee to go! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Almond Coffee Green Smoothie

5 ice cubes
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/8 cup whole raw almonds (about 12-18), optional
1 cup baby spinach
1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso (or instant coffee)
honey or pure maple syrup, to taste
1/2 of a frozen banana
Blend all ingredients in a blender on liquify, or highest speed, until smooth. Serves one large or two small servings.

Notes:

  • I’m not a fan of instant coffees at all, but, instant espresso does seem to work really well in recipes like this. Feel free to use a shot of cooled espresso in its place.
  • I like the texture that the raw almonds add to this, but you can absolutely omit them.
  • You can use romaine or kale in place of the spinach.

 

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