Caffe Vanilla Protein Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
Thick and creamy coffee and vanilla smoothie, packed with protein; as indulgent-tasting as the Frappuccino, but healthy enough to have for breakfast!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice OR 7-10 coffee "ice" cubes*
  • 1 container Vanilla Greek Yogurt, slightly frozen**
  • 1 scoop Vanilla, Chocolate, or Coffee Flavored Protein Powder
  • ¾ cup- 1 cup Milk (any variety)***
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • Liquid Stevia, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. It may be necessary (even 2-3 times, depending on the type of blender you use) to stop the blender, scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula, add additional liquid or xanthan gum if needed, and then restart to complete blending.
  2. Enjoy!
  3. Makes 1 large serving
Notes
*For a stronger coffee flavor, freeze some brewed coffee in ice cube trays; substitute 7-10 Coffee “ice” cubes for the crushed ice.


**Freezing your container of yogurt for an hour or two before using it in this recipe will result in a much thicker, creamier smoothie consistency.


***Use your favorite variety of milk in this recipe! I always use refrigerated Unsweetened Coconut milk; the variety of milk you use will affect the sweetness and the thickness of the smoothie. I always recommend starting by adding the least amount of sweetener and Xanthan Gum to the blender your first time making this, and then partway thru the blending, stop the blender to taste the smoothie, and add more sweetener/xanthan gum/milk to taste.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/caffe-vanilla-protein-smoothie/