A Breakfast Coffee Smoothie, made with frozen bananas, yogurt, McCafé Coffee Pods and coffee ice cubes, is the perfect accompaniment to start your day! I love smoothies because there are so many different options to choose from - fruity, green, chocolate, coffee - the possibilities are endless. What's even better is having my smoothie ingredients prepped the night before so all I have to do is wake up and blend them together.
Some mornings don't always go as planned. I would love to say that I always have a nice, hot cup of coffee in the morning while eating breakfast. When you have a 15-month old rambunctious little girl, a hot cup of coffee doesn't always happen. I brew myself a cup of McCafé coffee for breakfast and usually come back an hour later realizing I only was able to drink half before I had to leave it and the coffee got cold.
I sometimes enjoy a hot cup of coffee as "me time" if she happens to take a morning nap, but some days I want the coffee bright and early. This breakfast coffee smoothie is great because I am able to prepare everything the night before, so I don't have to worry if Toddler L&C decides she needs to be read her favorite story 5 times in a row right now, or she wants take every toy out of the toy-box before 8am.
You can find McCafé in the coffee aisle in your local Walmart. McCafé is available in 8 flavors, so you have lots of options to choose from. Brewing options are either premium bags or coffee pods. I don't know what I would do without my coffee pod brewer. McCafé Coffee and Pods are made with 100% Arabica Beans, so you know it is good quality coffee - which is what this Momma needs in the AM. The beans are harvested from rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world.
I love trying out new coffee pod flavors and mixing it up. McCafé tastes great and I can't wait to try all 8 flavors in my morning routine. The French Roast is a nice, smooth, bold and dark flavor - the perfect compliment to my morning smoothie. To help boost the coffee flavor in my smoothie, I brewed some McCafé French Roast the night before, let it cool to room temperature, and poured it into an ice cube tray to freeze overnight. These coffee cubes are a great way to get some extra coffee flavor into your smoothies. If you want to brew yourself a McCafé Iced Coffee, don't water it down by using regular ice cubes. Instead, use the coffee cubes to keep that great coffee flavor and chill your drink to icy perfection.
A delicious cup of (hot) freshly brewed coffee - what you don't see is a toddler grabbing at the placemat, trying to pull it off the table...
Brew 2 McCafé Coffee Pods the night before, cool to room temp and freeze in an ice cube tray.
Gather all the ingredients for the smoothie.
Blend together until smooth with a stand or immersion blender.
Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
A Love and Confection original recipe
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Yield 2 smoothies - can be halved if necessary
Breakfast Coffee Smoothie Ingredients:
- 8 Coffee Ice Cubes, prepared the night before
- 1 Banana, peeled and frozen the night before
- 1 cup of brewed McCafé, chilled the night before
- 1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Breakfast Coffee Smoothie Directions:
1. The night before, brew 2 cups of coffee, cool to room temperature and freeze in an ice cube tray. Peel and wrap a banana and freeze. Brew 1 cup of coffee and store in the refrigerator overnight.
2. In a stand blender or with an immersion blender, mix together the Coffee Ice Cubes, Banana, Coffee, Vanilla Yogurt, Cocoa Powder and Vanilla Extract until smooth. Enjoy!
Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!