I’ve been up since 4 hustling like a boss so I went to extreme measures to consume coffee. You see, my French press cracked and was spewing precious caffeine all over the counter, apparently unaware that I had just filled it with my last remaining coffee grounds. (The nerve.) So in an act that was neither dangerous nor extreme (eyeroll), I wrapped my hands around the soon-to-shatter glass to retain the coffee and then quickly poured as much as I could into my mug. Naturally. I only took a few sips before realizing I might be drinking glass shards and that’s probably bad. So in one final desperate attempt to get a morning buzz, I strained the rest of the coffee through a paper towel into another mug. Totally normal. Have we earned a smoothie yet? Yes.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
This is not a “meal replacement” smoothie. It’s a snack at best, and I like it that way. I find it fits into my life perfectly around 4pm when it’s too early to eat dinner (unless you’re receiving a senior citizen’s discount) and too late for a lunch do over that would’ve left your more satiated. It’s also great when you’re up at horrendous hours of the morning but are not quite ready for a real breakfast. If you wanted something more substantial you could add 1/4 cup oats + 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or a scoop of protein powder. I use unsweetened cocoa powder and unsweetened almond milk in my smoothies, but if you want a little more sugar just add maple syrup or honey.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 table spoon dark cocoa powder
- 2 cups nondairy milk
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Add all ingredients to blender and puree until smooth