Espresso Banana shake

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Looking for a post-workout drink or just a rich, creamy treat to satisfy your sugar craving? Our Espresso Banana Shake has the chocolate, banana & coffee kick we need to make it the perfect combo in our book. It’s quick to prepare too if you have a blender or smoothie maker.

As well as the nutrients & massive fibre boost you’ll get from the Chia Seeds, you’ll also feel fuller for longer to keep those cravings at bay.

Rather than the shop-bought shakes that are loaded with sugar, this is a great way to know what you’re eating & avoid unnecessary sugar in your diet. It’s a great treat for those times when you don’t want a hot coffee, but an iced coffee on its own just doesn’t cut it.

This is the base recipe – there’s so many variations on this so it’s easy to tweak it & make it your own.

INGREDIENTS (Makes 2 shakes) 

  • 1 banana, chopped & frozen
  • 2 shots espresso, cooled
  • 250ml almond or hazelnut milk (or your favourite)
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cacao Nibs
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1-2 ice cubes
  • good pinch of desiccated or shredded coconut

METHOD

  1. add everything except the coconut to a blender & blitz until smooth
  2. sprinkle the coconut on top & serve

TWEAKS

  • don’t freeze the banana if you want a thinner shake
  • double up on the chocolatey kick by adding a tsp of Cacao Powder as well
  • add 1 tsp of Pumpkin Seeds to the blender too
  • use half a tsp of Vanilla Powder instead of the Cinnamon
  • add 1 tbsp of rolled oats to the blender for a more substantial shake, perfect for breakfast times!
  • add your favourite protein powder to boost the nutritional value

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