Browsing Tag

espresso

Smoothie Wednesday

Vegan Espresso Super Green Smoothie

February 24, 2015

It seems I’ve been on a bit of an espresso kick since my husband got an espresso machine. Today’s smoothie is a perfect meal replacement for those days on the go.

I love it because it gives a hint of natural sweetness from the dates, a bit of salt from the peanut butter, and the tofu adds to the creaminess & thickness of the smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box of non GMO firm tofu
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 T of Meriden peanut butter
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 t of Ultimate Green Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 t of Nua Vanilla Powder
  • 5 dates
  • 1 huge handful of ice

Blend in a high power blender or a good stick blender. Enjoy!

 

Smoothie Wednesday, Uncategorized

Espresso Smoothie

February 19, 2015

IMG_1716

Sorry I’m late with Wednesday smoothie, I was busy prepping for a vegetarian Chinese New Year dinner tonight.

But here is my new favorite smoothie, I got hubby’s thumb’s up for this too! And he’s a picky customer. 😉 He’s not typically a fan of my green smoothies.

Espresso 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 5 dates, pitted(I like to soak them over-night in the espresso for flavor and to soften them up a bit)
  • 1 t of Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup of Coconut milk
  • handful of ice cubes

Blend for a nice treat!


 

Here is my second “greener version”

Green Caffeine Machine

  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 5 dates, pitted(pre-soaked in the espresso)
  • 1 t of raw cocoa powder(I used Nua)
  • 1/2 t of cinnamon(I threw the cinnamon & cocoa powder in with the espresso and dates to pre-soak overnight)
  • 1 t of Chia seeds
  • 1.5 C of Coconut Milk
  • 1-2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 t of Ultimate Green Powder
  • handful of ice

Blend! You should still find the taste of espresso with everything healthy masked under it. Hubby didn’t even know it was good for him!