Recipe: Healthy Espresso Smoothie
Beverage Recipes, Smoothie Recipes
This smoothie is sweet, flavorful and caffeinated. What’s not to love? It’s naturally sweetened by the banana and is extra smooth because of the cashews and collagen, both of which provide an added boost of healthy protein. All of the ingredients are filling enough that this recipe works as a great dessert-for-breakfast type smoothie and will leave you invigorated and satisfied! This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free and paleo-friendly.
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Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 serving(s)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (homemade if you can!)
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 shot espresso
- 1 tablespoon water-soluble grass-fed collagen (optional)*
- Throw all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Protein: 7 gram(s)
Fat: 14 gram(s)
Carbohydrates: 36 gram(s)
Fiber: 5 gram(s)
Sugar: 16 gram(s)
*I like the Great Lakes brand. The water-soluble one is in the green packaging. You can order it on Amazon.
From the kitchen of: Get Healthy U
Joyce DiLonardo on October 23, 2016 at 7:59 AM
What does the grass fed collegen do for you?
Chris Freytag on October 24, 2016 at 3:59 PM
Hi Joyce - collagen is an amazing source of healthy protein vital Collagen is vital our skin, hair, nails, bones and joints! We like vital proteins if you're interested in trying it out: http://www.vitalproteins.com/.
Michelle L on July 3, 2016 at 8:31 AM
Thanks for the recipe! I would love to know how you make homemade almond milk. Do you recommend sprouting the almonds?
Chris Freytag on July 6, 2016 at 8:21 AM
We have a link to our homemade almond milk in the recipe, but here it is too! https://gethealthyu.com/homemade-almond-milk/