April 23, 2012

Chocolate Almond-Java Smoothie

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Monday mornings, what a drag... or as my mother would say, "it's the pit's".

Sunday's are absolutely my favorite day of the week but they are always bitter sweet because Monday always brings back the work week and responsibilities.... DRAG! 
 It's been a while since I've shared one of my fabulous breakfast or snack time smoothies so I figure with all the rain we had yesterday and the dreaded work week ahead, I thought this was a perfect morning for a coffee and rich chocolate smoothie combination.

The bf loooooves his Dark Chocolate Almond Milk so I decided to steal a bit for breakfast.
 Recently I have been having a cup of coffee every morning. Paul makes up a fresh cup and we both head off to work with our mugs. I wasn't a huge coffee drinking but lately the smell of a fresh cup of coffee wakes me up and starts my day off right. So I started thinking, why not put coffee in my smoothie?

Everyone knows that chocolate and coffee are the perfect combination and who wouldn't want chocolate for breakfast... I DO.
I get my morning coffee all blended up with fresh fruit, heart healthy, non-dairy milk and protein-packed almonds for a filling and delicious breakfast. Monday's aren't going to cramp my tastebuds.

Chocolate and coffee... it's perfect.
Chocolate Almond-Java Smoothies
Servings: 2

4 frozen coffee cubes (or 1 cup coffee)
1 banana
1 cup Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
1/2 cup almonds
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon, optional

Pour ingredients into a blender and puree. 
*Stay tuned later this week for all tips and tricks for your freezer {just like my coffee in a cube}. Simple ideas that make your life easier, it works wonders for me.



Angie Barrett said...

I could have used some of that this morning. Love the pictures too!

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Yum! This sounds perfect especially on a hot summer day!

Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

Love it!!! I am coffee obsessed!!!

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

Sounds like a great way to start the week!

sensualappeal said...

Omg, what a great idea with the coffee ice cubes. I make smoothies all the time and this will be perfff!

SARA DEE said...

you are so fantastic! i'm so glad i found you :) xoxo