Wake-up banana mocha smoothie

Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

Coffee contains chromium, which may help to control blood glucose levels.


1 medium banana
2 tablespoons coffee grounds (caffeinated or decaffeinated)
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Peel and slice banana. Place banana slices into a freezer-safe zip-close bag. Freeze overnight.
  2. Place coffee grounds into a coffee filter. Gather up the sides and tie closed with a kitchen string. Place tied filter into a coffee mug. Pour hot water into mug and place in the refrigerator to chill overnight.
  3. Place frozen banana slices, cooled coffee, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla into blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving

Recipe contains: milk

Carb choices per serving: 2

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First Published: 11/19/2014
Last Reviewed: 03/04/2021

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Allergic to milk? Try this recipe with almond milk or soy milk and increase the amount of vanilla to 1 teaspoon.

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