Coffee Protein Smoothie

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This has been my breakfast this entire summer and it has been brilliant! Just so delicious, refreshing, energized and full the morning through! It is an ideal breakfast after a morning workout that's hard on the body. Our bodies need proteins and if you're an avid fitness guru then you need even more proteins - both in order to see results but also for your body to build muscle. 

I'm not much of a meat eat and even though you can get lots of proteins from other foods, I found that I was still lacking proteins in my diet. Which is why I decided to start adding protein powder to my smoothies! 

After much experimentation and two months of summer to do so, I have tried a couple different variations of this smoothie. But to the right are the ingredients for a coffee smoothie I love to start my morning with! The optional apple or cherries is simply to sweeten the smoothie a bit - totally not necessary but sometimes it's nice to change up the taste a little bit! :) 

 

 

 

Recipe

- banana (frozen or fresh - your choice)

- 1 cup coffee (can be hot just throw in some ice cubes to cool down quickly before adding to your blender)

- 1 cup ice

- 1 scoop coffee or mocha protein powder 

- 1 tablespoon nonfat greek yogurt 

- optional half apple or a handful of cherries