Reprinted with permission from The EveryGirl’s Guide to Cooking by Maria Menounos, Penguin Random House.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
Besides being one of the most common morning pick-me-ups, coffee actually supplies many nutrients and health benefits as well. Some of these health perks include lowering your risk for Alzheimer's, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, as well as packing in some serious antioxidants in every cup.
By Emily Cooper, RD, LD
5-Minute Banana-Coffee Smoothie
1/2 cup strong coffee, cold
1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
1/4 cup coconut milk or any milk
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/2 cup ice chips
1 tablespoon sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes
1. In a blender or food processor, process all of the ingredients except the coconut flakes until blended.
2. Add additional ice chips to achieve the desired consistency.
3. Garnish with the coconut flakes
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