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A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie Recipe
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A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie Recipe

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Want an early morning pick-me-up that's good for you, too? Fruit and flaxseed give this sweet espresso a nutritious twist. —Aimee Wilson, Clovis, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1/2 cup cold fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla flavoring syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 medium banana, cut up
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 148 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients; cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until blended. Pour into a chilled glass; serve immediately. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Torani brand flavoring syrup. Look for it in the coffee section.
Originally published as A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p67

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"I love this grab and go breakfast smoothie! I also use Vanilla Almond Milk and have even used Dark chocolate almond milk - delish! The banana makes it thick and nutritious especially with the flaxseed powder, and I just use instant coffee."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"I make smoothies almost every morning and then switch to coffee at work so I thought I would try to combine them. I substituted vanilla almond milk for the fat free milk and found it to be very refreshing"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"This is a nice summery change, but not truly delicious. I skipped the flaxseed. The banana flavour was a little odd; another time I'd skip the banana too and only use half the ice, as it was quite watery."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"I usually have this for breakfast 2 times a week and I love it. I am not a coffee drinker, but I really enjoy this smoothie. I used sf vanilla flavoring and sf cappuchino powder (wasn't paying attention at the store!) and actually put a whole banana in, instead of half. Love this recipe!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"This is the best. I use Vanilla Almond milk and skip the vanilla syrup. Also use Vanilla Soy milk. Includes some great nutrients."

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