Recipe: Healthy Espresso Smoothie

recipe: Smoothies and Drinks

This smoothie is sweet, flavorful and caffeinated. What’s not to love? It’s naturally sweetened by the banana and is extra smooth because of the cashews and collagen, both of which provide an added boost of healthy protein. All of the ingredients are filling enough that this recipe works as a great dessert-for-breakfast type smoothie and will leave you invigorated and satisfied! This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free and paleo-friendly.

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Try this easy, flavorful and healthy Espresso Smoothie recipe!

Try this easy, flavorful and healthy Espresso Smoothie recipe!

Related: How to Make Your Own Almond Milk







Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 serving(s)


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (homemade if you can!)
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 tablespoon water-soluble grass-fed collagen (optional)*


  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 287

Protein: 7 gram(s)

Fat: 14 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 36 gram(s)

Fiber: 5 gram(s)

Sugar: 16 gram(s)

*I like the Great Lakes brand. The water-soluble one is in the green packaging. You can order it on Amazon.

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on October 23, 2016 at 7:59 AM Reply

What does the grass fed collegen do for you?

    on October 24, 2016 at 3:59 PM Reply

    Hi Joyce - collagen is an amazing source of healthy protein vital Collagen is vital our skin, hair, nails, bones and joints! We like vital proteins if you're interested in trying it out:

on July 3, 2016 at 8:31 AM Reply

Thanks for the recipe! I would love to know how you make homemade almond milk. Do you recommend sprouting the almonds?

    on July 6, 2016 at 8:21 AM Reply

    We have a link to our homemade almond milk in the recipe, but here it is too!

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