Ingredients:

1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened plain almond milk, plus more to thin
1 banana, peeled, halved and frozen
2 tsp (10 mL) chia seeds
2 Tbsp (30 mL) chocolate protein powder or natural peanut butter
1 Tbsp (15 mL) cocoa powder
1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey or maple syrup
1 tsp (5 mL) ground coffee beans
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground dried ginger
2 ice cubes
1/2 tsp (2 mL) whole coffee beans (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except whole coffee beans in order listed to high-speed blender. Blend until smooth, thinning with additional almond milk as needed. Pour smoothie into glass and garnish with whole coffee beans, if using. Serve.

Each serving contains: 484 calories; 14 g protein; 25 g total fat (4 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 63 g total carbohydrates (35 g sugars, 14 g fibre); 192 mg sodium

Note: If you’re sensitive to caffeine, use herbal coffee substitute or loose-leaf Earl Grey tea instead of coffee.

Serves: 1

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