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A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie

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 serving


  • 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


  • In a blender, combine all the ingredients; cover and process until blended, 1-2 minutes. Pour into a chilled glass; serve immediately.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Torani brand flavoring syrup. Look for it in the coffee section.
Nutrition 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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