Can we talk about coffee? All I have to say is... don't try to take it away from me or we could have a problem!
Even before I was old enough to drink a cup of joe, I was ordering coffee flavored foods or more like desserts. Coffee ice cream cones and coffee sodas were my faves (I am dating myself here if you don't know what a coffee soda is!) -- anyway -- you get my point. I love coffee!
If you are like me in the coffee department, you will love this coffee protein smoothie. I make this while I am drinking my first cup of dark roast hot coffee.
Super easy to make and then take with you to work or to sip as a breakfast or midday snack. Dial up or down the carbohydrate load here depending on your energy needs. For example, you can add more banana, or just use half a banana or perhaps no banana.
This smoothie checks all the boxes... metabolically efficient, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, no nuts and vegan.
Prep time is 5 minutes
Makes 1 serving
Here's how to do it:
- 1 cup of coffee
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Plant-based Protein Powder (I use Thorne VegaLite)
- 1 Banana (small)
- 1 tablespoon Flaxseed Meal (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 1 handful ice cubes
- Daily vitamins (optional)
Combine in a blender the ice, flaxseed meal, coffee, protein powder, banana and vitamins (if capsule form I open up capsule, drop in powder and discard the casing).
Pour into cup and ENJOY!
CHO = 26g
PRO = 27g
Fat = 5g
Fiber = 6g
Metabolically Efficient: YES
Ratio: 26:27 = 1:1