Banana Latte

"I often watch the show, "You Are What You Eat" with Gillian McKeith on BBC America. She was explaining this recipe on one of her shows and I decided I had to try it. I don't know if I got the exact measurements right, but I think I'm quite close. This is delicious and fast and easy. I think it makes an excellent quick breakfast if you have no time to eat, or makes a great snack too. ETA: I caught a rerun of the episode on which this particular recipe was featured and realized my error in naming the recpe "Banana Mocha Smoothie". The correct name for this recipe is "Banana Latte". Sorry for any confusion and no wonder, because mocha usually means chocolate is added, but it wasn't a part of the original recipe. The name "Banana Latte" makes more sense. I'm happy to note on one of the reviews that adding chocolate syrup to make this into a banana mocha works so well, though. :)"
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Ready In:
1 smoothie


  • 1 cup unsweetened rice milk
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee, substitute granules (I use Pero Extra Dark Roast)
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!

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  1. UmmBinat
    Nice I made 2 versions one for DD (toddler) without the coffee which she drank up and the original version for myself. I used original rice dream, an organic banana and Maxwell House Half Caff. I would make this again.
  2. Erineight
    I used regular milk (all I had) and I substituted chocolate syrup for the water to make the "mocha" version. YUM
  3. diner524
    I made this as my morning breakfast drink and it was wonderful!!! I did however make a change in that I thought based on the name, it would be a chocolate/coffee combination, so instead of a tablespoon water I added a chocolate syrup instead. I also froze my banana to make for a colder smoothie. Thanks for sharing Blancpage!!! Made for PRMR.
  4. Sharon123
    I enjoyed this for breakfast this morning. The flavors all came together and very healthy too! Thanks!


  1. Erineight
    I used regular milk (all I had) and I substituted chocolate syrup for the water to make the "mocha" version. YUM


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