Hi everyone. before I begin, let me tell you that my little baby is out of the hospital and doing fine. Thanks for your words of support. Unfortunately, Zsa Zsa Gabor also left the hospital this week only to go home with a few days left to live. I really did love her in all those Love Boat episodes. I wish her family well.
Do you hate wasting food? Or expensive leftover coffee? If the fear or concern of wasting leftovers serves as a deterrent to your cooking, try this healthy morning shake that my friend Sheldon told me about at the gym. He uses his leftover coffee to make his shake.
I LOVE leftover coffee recipes, like Lauren’s Depression Coffee Cake: http://takebackthekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/coffee-cake-elliot-spitzer-and-reusing.html or Ana’s Spanish No-Bake Chocolate Cake: http://takebackthekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/06/anas-spanish-no-bake-chocolate-cake.htmlAnyhoo, I hope you like it. Thanks,Sheldon!
Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie:
1 cup black coffee – (room temp – I use the leftovers from my morning pot of coffee in my thermal carafe)
3 very ripe bananas
3/4 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
optional: 2 scoops vanilla protein powder – not the whey protein –too frothy-can get at most health food stores and Whole Foods
About 2 dozen ice cubes
In blender, add coffee, bananas, yogurt. Blend until smooth.
With blender running, if using, add protein powder. Blend until powder mixed in
Add ice cubes – blend at high speed until smooth.
Makes about 48+ oz.
Variations – add malted powder, substitute chocolate protein powder, add a little bit of cocoa powder.
Notes – adding the powder while the blender is running helps keep powder from clumping