My weekday mornings are pretty consistent. I get Kyri up so she can start getting ready for school. She is able to do most things on her own (get dressed, eat breakfast, brush her teeth), but I just have to be her motivator. Kaden just wants his cup of warm, organic rice milk when he wakes up and he's good. This mama, however, needs a morning pick-me-up to get her ready for the day. Sometimes a cup of coffee just won't do. I need something with substance.
I came up with the idea of doing a clever combo of my morning smoothie with my cup of decaf coffee. I love bananas and chocolate together so that is where I started. A frozen banana, chilled coffee, and some So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Milk. Can I just say that chocolate coconut milk is simply amazing? So thankful to have it in my life. I also added gluten free oats and chia seeds. Sneaking in those chia seeds again. Yep, I just can't help myself! They are full of antioxidants and protein. It would also be pretty fantastic if you added a couple tablespoons of nut butter! I discovered this breakfast smoothie can be easily made the night before, placed in refrigerator and enjoyed in the morning. A filling, delicious breakfast in a cup!
dairy free mocha breakfast smoothieserves 2
- 6-8 ice cubes
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled
- 3/4 cup So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Milk
- 1/4 cup gluten free oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
Add all ingredients to your blender. Blend on high until everything is smooth and blended well, 1-2 minutes. Make sure the oats are finely ground. Add additional coconut milk if needed. Serve or chill in refrigerator to enjoy later.