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A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie Recipe

A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 148 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 123102
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."

Cupcake_k9 User ID: 7172020 114553
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"

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 121336
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."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 121313
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!!!"

michelledunn61 User ID: 4843467 130939
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."

marciedarcie User ID: 3127814 108530
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I cant believe how much I liked this. Now I have to say that I didnt follow the recipe exactly. Because I did not have the vanilla syrup I improvised and instead used 2 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tsp pure maple syrup. And the only instant coffee I had was actually Starbucks Via Iced ready brew. It is already a little sweet so Im not sure if that or the other made up for the sweet I was missing but it worked. If I try again with different ingredients I will post again."

Jillmcculley User ID: 4028610 112194
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"quick and easy! I threw this together this together on the way out the door. I felt like I was getting some nutritional value too!"

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