Thankfully Friday is finally here. I woke up yesterday morning thinking "it is Friday" only to realize that it was Thursday and I still had two full workdays to go before the weekend. Such disappointment - hate when that happens.
Now for something that didn't disappoint me; I often talk about coffee smoothies because they are one of my absolute favorite combos and today's cherry banana coffee smoothie is surprisingly delicious. Sounds like a really odd combination but I promise it is worth a shot. A shot of really strong coffee or espresso if you prefer.
I don't believe in complicated recipes or ingredients that I can't pronounce or understand. This smoothie delivers with just four ingredients: frozen cherries, 1/2 a frozen banana, milk, and coffee. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3...4. I was expecting a muddy-looking mess but it is also a good-looking beverage. Looks do matter.
Cherries have lots of health benefits as they are high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Potassium to name just a few. Check out this article on the benefits of cherries from GettingWell.com. Cherries are a good addition to your smoothie rituals and are often overlooked. Frozen bananas are always a great addition as they provide a little extra creaminess and ensure a nice texture to your smoothie.
For your coffee addiction, you can either brew your coffee and let it cool or use instant coffee. Mix it up a bit and try some different flavored coffee - I've used Vanilla flavored and Hazelnut and both were delicious in my cherry banana coffee smoothie.