I love mornings. And while I don’t love pulling myself out of bed, once I’m up, I relish my daily ritual of pouring a cup of freshly ground coffee, making a piece of toast and sitting quietly on the back porch, reading and enjoying the stillness of the morning.
I love this part of my day so much that other morning rituals (like getting dressed and ready for work and making breakfast) usually take a back seat. Enter: the smoothie. It has been one of my breakfast staples for years, and since the Mr’s schedule keeps us from enjoying breakfast together during the week, I like to keep things simple and easy.
This smoothie is a decadent, protein-rich breakfast that will keep your engine running all morning long. It’s an inexact recipe for sure – remove/add any ingredients you like, and don’t worry about exact measurements – just wing it until you love it.
Java Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
In a blender, combine until smooth:
6-8 ice cubes
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
2 Tbs natural peanut or almond butter
1/2 cup leftover morning coffee
1/2 cup almond milk
1-2 Tbs cocoa powder
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 Tbs honey (or sweetener of choice)
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing my favorite smoothie recipes with you. I hope they make your mornings easier (and tastier)!
Do you have smoothie recipes you love? Share them with me!