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Smoothie Recipe: Chocolate-Espresso

Post Run Treat: Chocolate-Espresso Smoothie

I like a smoothie. There is no denying it. I just found a recipe from Runner's World that would surely get your blood pumping. Created by a pastry chef who logs 15 miles a week, this smoothie is fortified with espresso and would be the perfect post run treat. If you run in the morning this could even replace your morning cup of joe.

To see the delicious and super easy recipe just

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Chocolate Espresso Smoothie
adapted from Runner's World

What you need:
6 ounces chocolate yogurt (opt for low fat if you can find it)
2 ripe, frozen large bananas*
2 shots espresso, chilled
2 cups ice (about 14 ice cubes)
1 dozen chocolate-covered espresso beans

What you do:
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serves two.

*Any ripe banana will do. I like to cut up and freeze my over ripe bananas for smoothies. Frozen foods are not as sweet so the riper that banana the sweeter the smoothie.

Try it and let me know if it makes you zippy!

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ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
mmm yumm
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
mmm yumm
klandrach klandrach 8 years
I lower fat option is to use espresso or brewed coffee, with non-fat yogurt and then chocolate protein powder with a banana. My trainer suggested this one to me and it is tasty.
ElissaM ElissaM 8 years
Can't wait to make this for my boyfriend next weekend. This will taste good after a run :)
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Spectra-I got my chocolate covered espresso beans at Peets, a great coffee store in the bay area. You can buy their bean online <a href="http://www.peets.com/shop/essentials_detail.asp?id=324&cid=1000131">here</a>.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Spectra- I got my chocolate covered espresso beans at Peets, a great coffee store in the bay area. You can buy their bean online here.
LuxxuryAddict LuxxuryAddict 8 years
Wow! That sounds good!
LuxxuryAddict LuxxuryAddict 8 years
Wow! That sounds good!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yum!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yum!!
tlc-rn tlc-rn 8 years
Sounds good...I'll have to try it!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Oooh, this sounds so good. Chocolate covered espresso beans are kind of hard to find though...can you get them at coffee shops?
emalove emalove 8 years
Mmmm...this sounds delicious! I love smoothies! Chocolate-banana is a great flavor combo too.
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