I think most people fall into one of two categories: either you're a morning person… or you're not.
And that's totally okay.
But no matter which side of the fence you find yourself on, it's always good to know (and be able to admit) just how you deal with the dawn of a new day.
As for me, it just so happens that I'm a morning person – the jump-out-of-bed, get-ready-in-a-jiffy, motivated-to-conquer-the-world type of morning person – and when I started working from home, I thought this meant I was set. Because being my own boss? Starting work each day? That should be a breeze for someone who never needs to hit the snooze button on their alarm clock, right?
No. Not true at all.
It took me a while before I could admit that even I, she who is so sprightly in the morning that some days she even annoys herself, might actually need some structure in the early hours of the day. Because most mornings I found myself motivated to watch Netflix or play with the dogs for a few hours or read a book. All incredibly fun and satisfying things to do, for sure, but if I got my work done early enough then I'd have all afternoon for these types of things. What I really I needed was for my early hours to be productive.
So, I decided to add a new fixture to my morning routine that would give me something to look forward to. And most importantly it had to be something I wasn't allowed to enjoy until I was sitting in front of my computer, hands on the keys, ready to do all that world conquering.
And this is where this delicious Breakfast Coffee Banana Smoothie comes in.
Back when I had a “standard” office job, I wasn't much of a coffee drinker. I might have poured a cup of coffee if everyone else was having coffee, but otherwise, I could take it or (most likely) leave it.
However, that's why it seemed like the perfect fit to my morning routine: to me, it was bright and shiny and new.
And delicious. Can't forget that.
What I love most about this recipe is that it uses Folgers instant coffee, so there's no need to brew a pot of coffee beforehand. And with the bananas and yogurt (or ice cream, if that's more your thing) this smoothie also makes for a filling breakfast.
Plus, how easy does this look? All you need is a blender, the ingredients (especially the Instant coffee!) and your mornings will be one step closer to being complete.
Breakfast Coffee Banana Smoothie
Kick start your morning (or your afternoon or evening!) with this easy smoothie made with bananas, yogurt, and Folgers Instant Coffee. It's the perfect indulgence whenever you need a quick pick-me-up!
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- 2 large bananas frozen and cut into pieces
- 2 tbsp sugar or to taste
- 1 cup greek yogurt (or ice cream) plain or vanilla
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tsp Folgers Instant Coffee (or to taste)
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- Add bananas, sugar, greek yogirt, milk, and Folgers instant coffee to a blender or food processor.
- Blend mixture until smooth or until you can no longer see any of the Folgers Instant Coffee granuals. Do a taste test, then add more sugar or Folgers Instant Coffee if desired.
- Pour smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy immediately.
Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist; I am merely a quirky girl who loves food. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.