Coffee + Banana Smoothie

Coffee + Banana Smoothie

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Smoothies have been my go-to snack for the past few months. Back in college, I never understood what the craze for a smoothie was for – why drink a fruit juice when you can eat them?

I still stand by the fact that you must eat your fruit and not drink it, but on horrible mornings where I am always running late, a smoothie is much easier to handle on the go, fills up your stomach, and the sweet fruits mask the unsavoury tastes of other good-for-you ingredients.

A smoothie is a great way to take in some of your daily nutritional requirements by adding fruits, coconut water or green tea, leafy veggies, a spoon of chia seeds, flax seeds, ginger, amlas, celery, cucumber, beets… the list goes on.

Here I tried something slightly heavier, and with a caffeine kick, which is much needed on hard mornings. The chocolate helps mask the bananas (which I don’t fancy much).

The banana is a good source of potassium, energy and natural sugars, strawberries for the fruit quota, espresso for the caffeine.

Chia seeds: These tiny small black seeds are packed with so much nutrition you will be delightfully surprised! Chia seeds are high in phosphorous, fibre, protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, and many more health enhancing properties – there’s a reason why it’s labelled under superfoods!


Later this week, I shall be posting more easy to make, nutritious and energy boosting smoothies.

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The Recipe


  • 1 banana
  • 3-4 big strawberries
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup espresso coffee (cooled)


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a Vitamix or smoothie maker.
  • Ideally, drink immediately.
  • To serve:
  • Put a few chocolate chips on top.

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