Coffee, frozen banana, toasted almonds, milk and a squeeze of chocolate sauce. How can you go wrong with that?! This is an extremely simple, delicious and relatively low sugar pick-me-up for your hot summer afternoon! I saw a recipe similar on Serious Eats and had to try my own version! The only sweetness comes from the banana and a tablespoon of honey – not too shabby for something that seems pretty indulgent! It was absolutely perfect for that mid-afternoon I-gotta-have-something-sweet attack that happens to me every day. Enjoy and change up the ingredients as you like!
Banana Coffee Almond Shake
makes one large or two small servings
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, room temp
1/4 cup milk (any kind of milk will work)
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
1 frozen banana
1 TBS honey, agave nectar, whatever you like best
5 large ice cubes (about a cup of crushed ice)
In a blender, add the coffee, milk, almonds and banana and blend for about 30 seconds. Then add the ice and blend for 30 seconds to a minute more. Drizzle with chocolate sauce (or not – it’s up to you, but I had some in my pantry and, well, it was awesome) and serve!