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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.
Do you struggle with finding time to make breakfast? I’ve definitely been there before. When I’m in a rush in the mornings (usually because I overslept), smoothies tend to be my go-to breakfast. Not surprisingly, a vegan espresso smoothie is even better because you’re killing two birds with one stone: coffee and breakfast all in one.
Needless to say, I’m excited to share this recipe with you. 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? Oh, and if you really love coffee smoothies, be sure to check my top 10 FAVORITE coffee smoothies.
VEGAN ESPRESSO SMOOTHIE
Ohhh this easy coffee smoothie recipe is just the BEST! But first, 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 on the other hand, 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, and as a result, I am now 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. For example, 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.
Basically, I’m a fake coffee addict. An addict for the taste, not the caffeine.
ESPRESSO SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS:
- peanut butter
- espresso powder*
- maple syrup
- milk of choice
As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so even if you’re “not hungry”, I think you should slurp down this espresso smoothie because it could even count as your morning coffee!
*Espresso powder: I’ve received this question a few times, so to clarify, if you don’t have or can’t find espresso powder, you can simply sub instant coffee instead! Alternatively, you can use brewed coffee, though I don’t have the exact measurement but you’re probably going to need to use much more of it than the recipe calls for.
Banana: I like using a frozen banana because it makes the smoothie colder and thicker. However, you can use a room temperature banana plus ice cubes for the same result if that’s easier. No bananas? Try using 1/2 cup cashews instead!
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
Likewise, it’s perfect for those of you who crave something a little sweet in the morning. 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.
FAVORITE ALMOND EATER SMOOTHIES
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Peanut Butter Espresso Smoothie
- 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.