This peanut butter espresso smoothie combines your two favorite things: peanut butter and coffee! It’s a delicious (and nutritious) breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.
Apparently I’m all about the coffee recipes lately. Between the Iced Mocha, the Mocha Quinoa Bars and the Bananas Foster Affogato, you’d think I was obsessed or something. Let me let you in on a little secret…. I AM. I love coffee and coffee desserts and coffee bars and yes, even coffee smoothies. My coconut mocha smoothie is one of my most popular recipes, so I thought I’d make another version, only this time using peanut butter. Because why not?
And because it’s Monday.
When did you become a coffee drinker? Did your parents drink it, so you started drinking it in high school, or how about college? Post college? Or, do you despise the taste of coffee all together? I actually forced myself to become a coffee drinker after I graduated college, which is kind of weird but… no regrets. My parents didn’t drink coffee (still don’t!), so I didn’t grow up with the smell of coffee filling my kitchen day in and day out. When I was in college, I probably bought Starbucks or something similar once a week, but that was the only coffee I drank. Then one day I decided that I wanted to drink coffee—I liked the taste and smell and I wanted to be one of ‘those people’.
So annoying, but talk about a great decision.
So, here I am—one of those people—and happy as a clam. Weirdly enough, I typically don’t need coffee. In fact, I went the first five days in Italy without it and felt completely fine. I love the taste so I tend to drink it most mornings, but I don’t NEED it to function, which I like to think of as a good thing. (Editor’s note: as of 2018, I think I do need coffee to function…. guess that’s why they call it addicting!)
Basically, I’m a fake coffee addict. An addict for the taste, not the caffeine.
This is my second recipe with Almond Breeze inspiring you to serve your best and as we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Yes it’s true, so even if you’re “not hungry” I think you should slurp down this espresso smoothie. It could even count as your morning coffee!
Note: I’ve received this question a few times, so I thought I’d answer it: if you don’t have or can’t find espresso powder, you can simply sub instant coffee instead! Also, feel free to add a few ice cubes into the blender to make this smoothie colder and a bit thicker if you don’t already have frozen bananas. It helps!
This peanut butter espresso smoothie:
- is good for you
- has a small dose of caffeine
- makes for a great breakfast on-the-go
- is vegan-friendly
What more could you want in a smoothie? If you’re looking to supercharge this recipe, feel free to add any of your own superfoods, like chia seeds and/or hemp seeds (my two favorites!). However you do it, it’s sure to keep you full and your tastebuds happy all morning long.
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Peanut Butter Espresso Smoothie
Start your morning feeling refreshed and awake with this Peanut Butter Espresso Smoothie! The best of both worlds.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 1 min
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Category: drinks
- Method: blender
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Almond Breeze almondmilk
- Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
*If you don’t use a frozen banana, then just add ice to your smoothie.
Keywords: smoothie, breakfast, espresso smoothie
Q: Are you a regular coffee drinker and, if so, when did you start drinking coffee? If you’re looking for another smoothie option, consider this one. It’s delish!