Banana Coffee Milkshake

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Guys, I love food and drinks. That’s the one thing I probably loved the most about working in the hospitality industry because you are exposed to so many good food and drinks. When I was working in the kitchen or in the service part of the restaurant, you could always find me just eating and drinking away, the whole day long. So I’ve decided to start incorporating some of my best recipes that you can try at home. Of course let me know if there are certain food or drinks you want a good recipe for so I can plan ahead and write about those and if you have tried to make a few recipes.

Now let me start with something healthy, ever since I have been hitting the gym again I have been watching what I eat and drink. So, I decided it was time to finally get a blender to make some smoothies, milkshakes and those other good stuffs.

I have never been much of a smoothie or milkshake type of a person even though I’ve always had a blender when I was living in Holland. When I was younger my go to fresh juice at home would be orange juice which was a. annoying to make and b. pretty much always too sour so I stopped making them for myself.

So anyway, after I got the blender, I have been experimenting with it every day to try out new drinks. Today, I decided to make a coffee based smoothie since I wanted a change from my regular morning coffee and I was a bit a hungry. To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing and if all the ingredients that I put together, even tasted good. I probably should’ve checked on Pintrest first, but it was such an amazing combo that I had to share it with you guys. 


Banana Coffee Smoothie 


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Ingredients [ Serving - 1 glass ] 

1 large banana
100 ml low fat milk [ Used - Greenfields Hi Calcium Low Fat Milk ]
1 Espresso Shot [ Used - 1 capsule Dolce Gusto Espresso Intenso ]
3 ice cubes
1 tbsp honey (optional)

 

 

Method

Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth

 

 

My dad always said to me if you drink a lot of coffee, drink it without sugar because you’ll get fat real quick. Since I drink about 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day, he had a point, so a few years back I’ve grown to love the pure bitter taste of coffee that’s why I use the intense espresso capsule. While I know that’s not everyone’s taste, I’ve added honey as optional if you don’t like your drink to taste as bitter as mine.

 

Also if you’re feeling a bit cheeky like I was today, I added one Salted Caramel Kit-Kat piece into my drink (not blended just to eat) while I was drinking. You can of course add so much more if you want to, like top it off with whipped cream and cocoa powder or blend some chocolates or Nutella in this drink. Now if you’re feeling really cheeky and want to make it more of a dessert kind of a thing, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or replace your espresso shot with one scoop of coffee ice cream. Cheers, Sam