How does an avid lifelong coffee hater go about creating the perfect Latte Smoothie?
Co-founder Juls was playing around with new ideas for Weight Loss Retreat and was looking to add in some new smoothie recipes for the afternoon snack that was based on store cupboard/ freezer ingredients.
In trialling the mix without the coffee, it just felt too sweet, so adding a little coffee for bitterness just seems to make sense.
Now at TBR we advocate going caffeine free from about 2pm (you know that coffee has a half-life of up to 8 hours don’t you?), so to get the flavour she wanted Juls looked to Clipper Organic Decaf .At just 0.1% caffeine and water filtered it has no added nasty chemicals found in most decafs, this is a winning combo.
The maca powder gives the caramel flavour, along with the date and it also gives a boost of natural energy, perfect for warding off the afternoon slump.
This Carmel Latte Smoothie is so good that even coffee haters like Juls are converted. Give it and go and let us know what you think?
Ingredients – serves 1 x 250ml
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 large medjool date
- 200 ml plant milk
- 1 tsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp Maca
- 1/2 tsp decaf coffee made up with a tablespoon of boiling water and allow to cool
Blitz and enjoy!