Crunchy Coffee Fix

This is a new smoothie recipe that my SIL passed on to me from Runner’s World magazine. I made this today for my afternoon meal. I love the crunch from the nuts!


4 oz chilled coffee
4 oz almond milk
1 banana, frozen
2 tablespoons raw almonds
2 teaspoons natural cocoa powder

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend away!

This is about 250 calories, 6 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein.

Mocha Almond Smoothie

It is going to be a hot one this week. 90 degree weather and little to no rain in sight. My rain barrel is as dry as a bone and the grass is quite crispy. I love Florida summers except for the following three things…

1. Sweating like a pig while getting children in and out of a car.

2. Hearing those children say, “It’s hot in here!” upon entering the car. (This is when, as a mom, I find the need to bite my tongue so I don’t say, “No duh!”)

3. Not enjoying my afternoon cup of coffee as much because it causes me to sweat profusely.

While there is no solution to #1, and #2 has been handled with a threat, I have found the ultimate solution to problem #3 and that is my Mocha Almond Smoothie. Here is my recipe…

1/2 – 3/4 cup Almond milk (depending on desired thickness)

1/4 cup Plain Greek yogurt

1 scoop Hemp protein powder (I use Nutiva)

2 Tablespoons Almond butter

1 Frozen banana

2 Teaspoons Organic Cacao Powder

1 Packet Starbucks Via coffee

Place all ingredients into blender and mix until smooth and frothy.


Also try my Pineapple Mango Smoothie or my Wendy’s “Frosty”