How often do you make a promise to go to the gym and not go? I make promises before bed and ignore the 5:45am alarm. I make promises to go at lunchtime and to go in the afternoon.
But I find myself breaking these commitments less and less when I make this smoothie. Once I put on some workout clothes and boil the kettle, I'm not backing out. This caffeinated deliciousness gets me over any energy slump. 20 minutes after knocking this back I'm feeling fresh and wide eyed.
The combination of coffee, banana and rolled oats means I'm getting low GI energy as well as a significant serve of protein. Keeps the fire ticking over for at least an hour so I can workout without fatigue.
I also treat myself to this combo some afternoons when I'm feeling flat but want to cross a few more items off on that never ending to-do list.
Also, don't be afraid to add spinach to this recipe. The colour won't be as pretty but you'll knock out an extra 1 or 2 servings of veggies. Creating clear skin and a clear conscience.
Workout Coffee Smoothie
- Makes 1 serving
- Takes 4 minutes
- Frozen banana - 1
- Instant coffee - 2 teaspoons (or 1 cup of cold coffee and no almond milk)
- Rolled oats - 1/2 cup
- Raw honey - 1 tabelspoon
- Almond milk - 1 cup
- I use instant coffee and about two tablespoons of hot water, but you can make 1 cup of cold brew (you won't need almond milk then) or two shots of espresso
- Add the other ingredients and blend