This Chocolate Hazelnut Latte Smoothie Is Protein-Packed

I don’t find out about you, however it doesn’t matter how a lot analysis there may be or isn’t about espresso’s impression on well being—I’m going to be beginning my day with it. Nevertheless, I am engaged on methods to make it a extra healthful a part of my life, corresponding to consuming one or two cups as an alternative of 5 and ensuring to hydrate with water all through the day, too (espresso is, in spite of everything, a diuretic).

Certainly one of my favourite methods to get my espresso repair in the summertime months is to mix it in a smoothie—and if you have not tried this, I extremely suggest doing so instantly. After all, you don’t need to pour piping-hot espresso right into a blender, however a tablespoon or so of floor espresso actually helps pack a taste punch. To not point out the truth that it saves me from operating out the door with an obscene variety of cups within the morning, as a result of my breakfast smoothie and occasional are actually one and the identical, residing in lovely concord.

This scrumptious, nutrient-rich espresso smoothie recipe comes from Dana, A.Okay.A. @oatsfairy on Instagram and TikTok, and options Chamberlain Espresso (which I’m additionally hooked on as of late), however you need to use no matter floor espresso you have got within the pantry.

As you’ll be able to inform, this chocolate hazelnut latte smoothie is creamy, dreamy, and offers you that caffeine-fueled enhance in power at any time of day. Actually, what else do you want from a beverage?

Talking of an power enhance, know that there’s a beneficiant quantity of protein on this smoothie, due to the protein powder and flax. (Flax additionally presents an important omega-3 enhance as effectively to spice up your coronary heart, mind, and intestine well being.) The combo of flax, espresso, bananas and nuts is also nice in your digestive tract and cardiovascular system, whereas the bananas pack a strong dose of potassium—almost 20 % of your every day wants—to assist your morning exercise, hydration wants, or yet one more Manic Monday on the workplace. Look out, chilly brew: Your summertime iced espresso behavior won’t ever be the identical when you style this creamy concoction.

Whereas the hazelnut butter is ideal for reaching Nutella vibes, almond, peanut, and even cashew butter will even work effectively right here. And identical goes for the nut milk—in case you’re extra of an oat or soy milk fan than almond, have at it (additional perk: you will be dialing up the protein content material of the drink even additional).

Oat Fairy’s Chocolate Hazelnut Latte Smoothie

2 frozen bananas
1/3 cup almond milk, plus extra, if wanted
1 Tbsp Chamberlain Espresso Floor Witty Fox Hazelnut Mix, or different floor espresso
2-3 Tbsp toasted hazelnuts or 1 heaping Tbsp hazelnut butter
1 1/2 Tbsp cacao powder
1 Tbsp floor flax
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
pinch of salt
Nutella, or extra hazelnut unfold, to drizzle

1. Add all of the components right into a blender and mix till clean.

2. Drizzle the edges of your cup with some nutella or different runny nut butter, pour within the smoothie, and revel in!

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