Love coffee? Then you’ll LOVE this Coffee Smoothie from Cru! This smoothie is a sure fired way to wake you up in the morning!
1 frozen banana
8g chia seeds
125ml coconut water
1 tsp ground almonds
1 shot of espresso (We recommend using CRU Kafe Light Roast )
Peel some bananas (we recommend the overripe ones), wrap them in clingfilm and pop them into the freezer the night before. 2. Pop everything into a blender and blitz!
Why we love it:
The banana adds texture, flavour and a shed-load of potassium to the drink, while the coconut water is bursting with nutrients and is one of the best forms of hydration out there. The caffeine works it’s obvious wonders on the sleep-deprived, has been shown to have beneficial effects on physical performance, and also happens to be one of the biggest sources of antioxidants in the Western diet. The chia seeds add a whole plethora of very scientific-sounding nutrients to the mix, as well as being high in fibre, omega 3 fatty acids and protein. Tie these in with the almonds – which add the finishing flavour and give the smoothie a sweet, nutty finish while keeping your nervous system, teeth, and bones stay strong and healthy – and you’ve got one hell of an addition to your morning routine.