The Creative Monkey (Coffee-Banana Smoothie)

      Nope, I'm not turning my blog into a food blog but yes, this post will feature one of my favorite recipes. This one's for coffee lovers like me, or to someone who loves to boost their creativity with the help of a coffee-banana smoothie.

       I don't know if you've already read about this, but according to an article from NY Times, coffee helps in boosting creativity. So does beer, but nope, I'm not gonna promote alcoholism so let's just stick to coffee okay? lol Bananas, on the other hand, are rich in fiber, pectin, and potassium; making them one of the healthiest fruits in the world. Now, what happens if we combine both in a drink? you'll become a creative monkey! lmao just kidding guys What will happen is that you'll have a healthy drink that will boost your creativity and perhaps your productivity in work as well. If you want both, or if you just wanna enjoy a good drink, then this recipe might be perfect for you.

Okay, now here's what you will need to create the smoothie.

  • 2 pieces banana (can be frozen or not)
  • 1-2 tsp. of powdered coffee (may vary depending on your taste and preference)
  • Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of natural Soya milk
  • honey
  • cinnamon powder
  • crush ice

Equipment to use:
  • Blender

  1. Prepare all ingredients needed.
  2. Dissolve the powdered coffee into a tablespoon of a hot water. Set aside.
  3. Cut the bananas and place them into your clean blender. Add the yogurt, coffee and soya milk. Add your ice as well if you have it. Blend the ingredients for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the smoothie into a glass container. In my case, I used my mason jar :)
  5. Serve the drink and enjoy!

     The recipe is good for a one regular sized mason jar or two 12 oz. glasses. And yes, you can modify the ingredients the way you want it. You can add more bananas if you want it thicker. You may also add more coffee if you want. Do what you want with the smoothie as long as you enjoy the drink.

      That ends this very short and easy smoothie recipe and I hope you'd like it as much as I did. Let me know how you would like to change the smoothie or what other ingredients would you like to add to it. Scribble down your thoughts in the comment section below. Thank you and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. I've had two cup of coffee today, but looks like I'm going to make another one because your recipe make me crave coffee ( ok, it's not really your fault, I'm kind of a coffeeholic).

    This smootie sounds yummy. If I had any bananas at home, I would try it immediately. This way I'm going to try it once I buy the ingrediants I need...but I might try making a coffee smoothie with honey, cinnemon and yougurt right now! You see how you inspired me!

    I think it is a great idea that you're sharing recipes. I'm a big foodie and I'm alway happy to learn about some new dish, beverage or cake recipe.

  2. coffee helps in boosting creativity. So does beer, but nope, I'm not gonna promote alcoholism so let's just stick to coffee okay? -- haha i missed your kakulitan sa blog! ikaw lang ang ganitong blogger na finafollow ko <3 btw i did not know that coffee boosts creativity! makapag coffee nga more ^^ this is my kind of drink pala, i might change soya milk with almond milk tho, cos i read somewhere that soy milk affects women differently daw in a not so good way

  3. I never find food ideas on blogs I might actually like because I am so picky, but this one sounds wonderful. I am quite a silly monkey myself :) Much love -- Sham

    All Things Bright and Lovely

  4. Hello, Tin! <3

    Yay for another Filipino blog! I'm following you now on GFC and I hope we keep in touch. :) Anyway, I'm a coffee lover so this is something I'm pretty sure I'd give a try! I love banana too so I bet this is really good. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks healthy and yummy too! Hope to hear from you soon. :)

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance | New style post!

  5. Aww looks so yummy, my husband would love this is as he trains a lot and loves banana!

    The Flower Duet

  6. Hooray for coffee lovers! This recipe is something I am so willing to try. The country's current bipolar weather needs something cool and delicious as this. | Bloglovin' | Instagram

  7. I am inside Starbucks and this recipe beats on how healthy it is compared to all those frappucinos. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Looks supper Yum Tin! tapulan kaayu ko manhugas sa blender after ay pero try nako ni kay I have all the ingredients :)

  9. this looks sooo delicious!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  10. Yummm, sounds like a very good idea and as the name says, it is very creative ;) Promise to try as soon as I can, by the way I'm always looking for smart and different recipes that can fill my sweet tooth :D

    Have a great day, dear!
    Fungi Express blog

  11. This looks sooooo good!!! I'm seriously going to try this. Thanks for sharing! <3

  12. Yummy, it sounds and looks tasty, Tin.

  13. Hello Tin! Sorry for my absence on your blog, but I decided to so small break from blogging, but I'm back ;) What about your post, I really like your smart idea, honestly, I have never tried to mix coffee with banana before, I haven't had idea that this combo works, actually! But thanks for your idea, I'll try this out ASAP, sounds really delicious :)
    Have a lovely evening, dear Tin:)

  14. I love to try this simple yet delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing this one ♥

    Wannderzel by Hazel

  15. From the photos it looks veeery delicious! :)

  16. OMG I have to try this recipe cause I really like cinnamon! Especially for this autumn! ^-^
    Lovely pics dear! *-*

  17. perfect sa init kaayo nga panahon. looks lami, tin.

  18. Such a pleasure to visit your blog again! Very nice post <3
    Have an amazing day, dear!

    Xoxo, Ale

    Instagram : @voxofvanity , @andraxela13

  19. Hope you're having amazing evening, my dear :)

  20. Hey Tin! Wow it's been awhile since I visited your blog. Hope all is well.

    This actually smoothie looks and sounds amazing!

    Aissa // The Fickle Peony

  21. Hi, I have to try! I'm your new follower # 366 if you want, come to my blog ♥