Thankfully Friday is finally here. I woke up yesterday morning thinking “it is Friday” only to realize that it was Thursday and I still had two full workdays to go before the weekend. Such disappointment – hate when that happens.
Now for something that didn’t disappoint me…I often talk about coffee smoothies because they are one of my absolute favourite combos and today’s cherry banana coffee smoothie is surprisingly delicious. Sounds like a really odd combination but I promise it is worth a shot. A shot of really strong coffee or espresso if you prefer.
I don’t believe in complicated recipes or ingredients that I can’t pronounce or understand. This smoothie delivers with just four ingredients: frozen cherries, 1/2 a frozen banana, milk and coffee. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3…4. I was expecting a muddy looking mess but it is also a good looking beverage. Looks do matter.
Cherries have lots of health benefits as they are high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Potassium to name just a few. Check out this article on the benefits of cherries from GettingWell.com. Cherries are a good addition to your smoothie rituals and often overlooked. Frozen bananas are always a great addition as they provide a little extra creaminess and ensure a nice texture to your smoothie. For your coffee addition, you can either brew your coffee and let it cool or use instant coffee. Mix it up a bit and try some different flavoured coffee – I’ve used Vanilla flavoured and Hazelnut and both were delicious in my cherry banana coffee smoothie.
- 2/3 cup frozen cherries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk or any other milk of your choice
- 1/2 cup cold coffee, I like flavoured coffee like Nescafe Hazelnut
- Add all ingredients to the blender. Blend until you have reached the desired consistency.
Mix it up and try different flavours of coffee.