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Healthy breakfast recipe: Banana Coffee Smoothie

Posted Mar 01 2010 3:04pm


A healthy breakfast can be as easy and giving your morning coffee a slight twist! Yes, I’m big on breakfast smoothies and anyone who has been reading this site for a while knows that one of my favourite kitchen gadgets is my blender. I simply love how quickly I can whip up a delicious protein-base breakfast in 5 minutes!

I found this really great recipe that is a twist on the regular cup of coffee, which most North Americans call breakfast. Don’t get me wrong, I would walk far for a good cup of Costa Rican coffee (my favourite beans are from Costa Rica. Since tasting coffee in Costa Rica in November 2006, I’ve not been able to appreciate anything else at home). I do enjoy my morning latte but coffee is NEVER-EVER the first thing I put into my system. I usually have coffee after my fruits and a protein-base snack. If I start the day with coffee I get so shaky it’s surreal and I become famished quickly.

This recipe is a great twist because it gives you the taste of coffee without the having to deal with the emotional coffee-crash that follows the coffee-high.

I would add a scoop of your favourite protein powder to complete the recipe because right now as it stands it will hold you for 60 minutes max. Adding protein to the mix will hold you until lunch or until you eat a healthy snack.

For the Meatless Mondays, I want to offer you a healthy and quick breakfast recipe that will you’re your morning started on the right foot!


2 small frozen bananas

1-1/2 cups low fat 1% milk

1 (6-oz) container low-fat coffee yogurt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Combine frozen bananas, milk, yogurt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a blender and blend till smooth.


Servings per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 247

Total Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 16mg

Sodium: 155mg

Total Carbohydrates: 45g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 12g

*** This recipe is part of the Meatless Monday series. It’s easy to go meatless with a vegetarian pasta recipe!***

If this is the first time you are reading about our weekly Meatless Monday feature, you can find out the reason why we’re featuring these vegetarian recipes by visiting this link to read the full story: Why not go meatless on Mondays?

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