Video:Coffee Smoothie Recipewith Rachel Edelman
If you like to start your day with a kick of caffeine, then try giving a new twist to your usual coffee. Jumpstart your morning with a frozen coffee smoothie, flavored to your taste.See Transcript
Transcript:Coffee Smoothie RecipeHi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food.Today I'm going to show you how to make a coffee smoothie, a great wake-up drink to get your day started.
Coffee Smoothie Ingredients
- 6 or 7 coffee ice cubes
- 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee grind
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1 tablespoon artificial sweetener
Choose Coffee for the SmoothieFor coffee smoothies you can use brewed coffee that you chilled or put into ice cubes or you can use instant coffee grinds. Today I'm going to use a combination of instant coffee and coffee ice cubes.
Prepare the CoffeeFirst, put in about 6 or 7 ice cubes, then 1 cup of milk. Add 1/2 tablespoon of instant coffee. If you're not using any coffee ice cubes, use a tablespoon of instant coffee.
Choose Smoothie Flavors and SweetenersThere are many different ways to add flavor to your smoothie. For example, you could use vanilla or almond extract, or you could use some chocolate syrup. I'm going to use 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup.
Mix the Coffee Smoothie IngredientsTurn on your blender and blend for 1 to 2 minutes. For a thicker shake, you could add a half a frozen banana or you could add a cup of frozen yogurt instead of milk. Everyone likes their coffee their own way, so be sure to taste your creation as you make it.
You can add sweeteners little by little. For additional sweetness you can add a tablespoon of sugar or a packet of artificial sweetener. Mix again. Remember, using high calorie ingredients will increase the calories of your drink. To keep the drink on the light side, you can use fat-free milk and low calorie sweeteners.
When your drink is well blended, pour into a glass and enjoy! Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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