A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 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 NoteThis recipe was tested with Torani brand flavoring syrup. Look for it in the coffee section.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 148 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
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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.
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!