Guest Post: Smoothie Recipe from Jessie Loves 2 Run

I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit and feature another one of my fellow bloggers. Today, Jessie from Jessie Loves to Run was nice enough to write a little somethin-somethin for ya! I stumbled across her blog a few months ago and it’s one of my favorites. First of all, she’s so adorable you just want to put her in your pocket 😉 but more than that, she is incredibly thoughtful and funny, and I love the positive message she sends with her blog. I always look forward to her recipes- especially her smoothies- so I thought it would be great if she could share one with you all!  If you haven’t stopped by her blog yet, please do!!!
So, without further ado, take it away Jessie!
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Hello Sit-ups & Sequin readers! I’m Jessie & I blog over at Jessie Loves To Run
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Words cannot express how excited I was when Christa asked if I’d write a guest post for her. I only started following Christa’s blog a few months back, but its quickly become one of my favorites. Christa’s not only beautiful, but her sweetness & honesty shines through on a daily basis. I can only wish her the greatest success in life.
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Even though I’m sure many of you are dealing with freezing temperatures this time of the year, I see no reason why cold beverages can’t be consumed. If you happen to be a faithful reader of mine for even a month, you’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a huge smoothie fan. Negative degrees – no problem, grab a blanket & turn up the heat.
A couple months back I purchased a Keurig & have quickly become obsessed. For someone who used to never drink coffee, I’m finding myself having 2 glasses of iced coffee with peppermint extract daily. #sorryimnotsorry.
Up until this past week, it’s never dawned upon me to swap out the milk/water in smoothies with chilled coffee. Sure I’ve seen recipes involving instant coffee packets, but never with actual brewed coffee. I figured this would be the perfect time to share a smoothie I’ve been loving.
Breakfast in Bed Smoothie
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Ingredients:
  • 1 scoop CLICK Vanilla Latte Protein Powder or Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 cup brewed & chilled Medium Roast Coffee – I use Wolfpuck Breakfast in Bed kcup
  • Silvered almonds & Unsweetened coconut flakes for topping
  • Xanthan gum
  • 6-8 ice cubes
Preparation:
  • Add protein powder, coffee, xanthan gum, and ice cubes to blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Put in freezer for 30-60 minutes
  • Add silvered almonds & unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Enjoy!
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 This smoothie is the perfect beverage to get you moving first thing in the morning. Feel free to include some spinach for added nutrients – I promise you won’t taste the greens one bit.
  • Have you ever used brewed coffee in your smoothies?
  • Any other ways you’ve used coffee? I just tried brewed coffee in my oats this week – delicious!
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Comments

  1. I don’t like coffee, so I guess I could sub this with some vanilla chai? I bet this would be delicious too! Now I only need someone to make it for me and serve in bed 🙂

  2. Anything with coffee in it is a great idea to me! I’m going to have to make this smoothie and hop back in bed! Great post- so glad I could find a new blog to follow as well!

  3. Now this is MY kind of smoothie!

  4. Christa! I hope you’re having fun on vaca!
    This smoothie looks delish. It’s wayyyy too cold here for smoothies but I’m currently eating my oatmeal in bed 🙂

  5. Despite the cold, I’ve still been loving smoothies! I love how thick this one is – those are always my favorites! I love the idea of brewing coffee and adding it to the smoothie. I bet it makes it taste so yummy! Great recipe Jessie!

  6. Brewed coffee in a smoothie is BRILLIANT!

  7. Great guest post! 🙂 I am obsessed with smoothies and shared my very favorite ‘starter’ green smoothie on my blog today! I love your idea of using coffee, especially in your oats! Genius! 😉

  8. I love Jessie’s blog! Not surprising that she brings another great recipe!

  9. That “hula” picture of you Jessie is just darling! You look like a sun-kissed beach gal 😉

    Awesome smoothie recipe and great pictures. Great choice for a guest poster Christa!

  10. This looks delicious! I’ve been looking for some new healthy recipes for the new year. This one is definitely on my list 😉

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