Cappuccino Banana Smoothie
photo by lauralie41
- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup skim milk
- 1 -2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee or 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- 2 tablespoons water (optional)
- 1⁄2 ripe banana, cut into chunks
- 1 teaspoon imitation vanilla
- 5 -6 ice cubes or 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
- 2 2 -3 teaspoons real sugar or 2 -3 teaspoons Splenda sugar substitute
- Place banana chunks into bottom of blender, cover with sugar substitute, then add cocoa powder, and 2 ice cubes (or all the crushed ice).
- Separately, mix skim milk with instant coffee (or espresso powder) and vanilla extract. Pour into blender and blend on low until the contained ice is fully mixed in and smooth.
- If using ice cubes, add the remaining 3-4 and blend until no chunks are left.
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A great tasting smoothie wih just a hint of banana flavor. I have to agree with mikekey, this is a thin smoothie and a whole banana would help thicken it. Maybe freeze the banana or add a few more ice cubes also. I used two teaspoons of cocoa powder, 6 ice cubes, real sugar, and omitted the 2 tablespoons of water. The froth on top of the smoothie was nice, reminded me of my favorite coffee drinks. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. Made and reviewed for Spring 2009 PAC.
This tasted great, but I did NOT add the water, and still found it to be a bit thin. I would use a whole banana to help thicken it a bit. I used espresso powder and unsweetened cocoa. As stated in the description, it would lend itself well to variations, such as a splash of sugar-free flavored coffee syrups (i.e. raspberry or caramel).