Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Banana Coffee Smoothies

We are officially less than a week away from the tour!  Can you believe it?

It's a little overwhelming...or maybe I've just let my to-do list get a little too long this close to takeoff.  Darn you procrastination.

Strangely enough, most of that "to-do list" revolves around food.  Since we are going to be gone a whopping three weeks, I am trying to figure out how to get by without eating out three meals a day or even two for that matter.  So, I've been playing around in the kitchen and wracking my brain for things that I can make ahead of time and store in the cooler for at least the first week.  If you have any ideas send them my way!  They would be greatly appreciated.

This morning I had a revelation.


Ding Ding Ding!

Granted they won't get us through an entire three weeks but, I can imagine they will get us through a few days.  The great thing about these babies is that either I can make them the morning that we leave and keep them in the cooler OR I can pack the magic bullet and make them IN the car.  Genius.

banana coffee smoothies...
Makes: 1 large smoothie   Prep Time: 3 minutes   Cook Time: None!   Total Time: 3 minutes

1 1/2 cups ice
1/2 cup coffee, cooled
1/2 cup milk
1 heaping tablespoon instant vanilla pudding
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 banana
1 tablespoon cocoa nibs
other optional goodies: peanut butter, cinnamon, almond extract, vanilla bean...the list could go on and on.

Directions: This is complicated so bear with me...
  1. Gather your goodies.
  2. Put all of them in the blender.
  3. Blend until no chunks of ice remain.
  4. Still with me?  Okay, good.
  5. Pour in a glass, top with cocoa nibs and a chunk or two of banana.
  6. Drink.  Mmmm.

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  1. This looks delicious but I personally find the instructions too hard to follow ;)

    1. Awe shoot. I tried to simplify but smoothie making is just too darn difficult :)

  2. yummmm the addition of coffee puts this smoothie over the edge! i gotta make it.
    the only thing i can think for you to pack is sandwiches :/

    1. The addition of coffee puts anything over the edge! Sandwiches are definitely going on the trip with us. I'm thinking maybe some avocado/tomato/onion/cheese and a little peanut butter/honey/banana. Yum.

  3. Oh my, this sounds like the perfect sweet (and healthy) breakfast treat! I cannot wait to try it!

    Love your blog, so glad I came across it! I will definitely be following to see what you share next.

    I recently started a food blog, and I'd love for you to follow. Maybe we can link up sometime! New blog friends makes me :)

    1. Thank you it's so yummy! I just checked out your blog and it's adorable! Yay for new bloggy friends!

  4. This looks soooo you make the pudding or just ad the powder?

    1. You just add the instant vanilla pudding powder! You don't have to go as far as actually making the pudding!


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