This is my number 1, go-to, mid-morning smoothie for boosting my energy for the day and excellent pre-workout.  It includes a shot of coffee but the caffeine absorption is slowed by bulking the smoothie with banana and peanut butter to limit those jittery feelings you can get when drinking coffee straight.  The 20g of protein from the protein powder help to boost this whilst also adding a really great amount of plant-based protein- perfect for when you are about to do a workout! Hormone balancing maca powder gives a naturally sweet and caramel flavour which combines so well with the chocolate, banana and peanut butter! All of the ingredients are a match made in heaven and the smoothie is sure to give you a big boost to get through the challenges of the day!

Energy Boosting Morning Coffee & Chocolate Smoothie

The Balanced Kitchen
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine English
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 shot coffee 1 tsp coffee granules with 2 tbsp boiled water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz for about 1 minute until smooth. Serve immediately.
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