[donotprint] I don’t drink coffee and I don’t drink tea…I’m a hot water and lemon kinda girl, sometimes even plain old hot water is enough.
I drank coffee like it was water during the height of my eating disorder to stave off hunger. Then vanity got the better of me and I realised how badly stained my teeth were getting so I got myself some whitestrips and went cold turkey! I haven’t looked back since.
Now back to eating like there’s no tomorrow I have no desire to stave off hunger, far from it, but having seen iced coffees all over the blogging world I’ve developed a bit of a craving! I decided to respond in the only way I know how…with an creamy icy coffee smoothie bowl!
Banana and coffee to be more precise topped with hazelnuts and a swirl of soy yoghurt for extra creaminess! I wasn’t sure when I had my first spoonful but by the third I was hooked! It was incredible! Just enough of a coffee kick with a highly complimentary banana (and yummy) undertone.
The chilled coffee flavour really was incredible, I can see why Tina loves her iced coffee so much. And the hazelnuts on top were an absolute dream.
Having not had caffeine for so long I was on a bit of high for the morning after my big bowlful of deliciousness. I’m not sure I’d appreciate the intense flavour if I had one every morning though coffee smoothies will definitely be making an intermittent appearance (toothbrush at the ready!)
I’ve been absolutely loving my smoothie lately, I just can’t get enough. I knew I was running a bit of risk with this one but I’m so glad I did. It’s all in the iciness…it’s got to be close to ice cream cold for you appreciate the true taste sensation.
Ever tried a coffee smoothie or are you an iced coffee fan? [/donotprint]
Iced Coffee and Banana Smoothie
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
- 1 1/2 medium frozen bananas
- 250ml (1 cup) hazelnut milk (almond milk would be good too)
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 125ml (1/2 cup) coffee chilled
- 60g (1/4 cup) plain soy yoghurt
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 –2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chopped hazelnut nuts
- 1/2 tbsp plain soy yoghurt
- Blend together all smoothie ingredients until perfectly smooth.
- Place soy yoghurt on top and swirl through using the top of the spoon. Sprinkle with hazelnuts to serve.