Banana Latte* Serves 2 This scrumptious drink looks and tastes like a real latte. With a coffee flavor and just a hint of banana, it’s perfect for sipping over the Sunday paper.
1 cup soy milk
3/4 cup strong-brewed coffee or espresso, room temperature or chilled
2 fresh bananas, frozen and sliced
6-8 ice cubes
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder for garnish
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon for garnish
Optional: For a creamier, sweeter latte, add 2 tablespoons honey and 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt.
Combine the soy milk and coffee in a blender. Add the bananas. Blend until smooth. With the blender running, add ice cubes until the desired consistency is reached. Pour into tall glasses and sprinkle with cocoa powder and cinnamon.
*Recipes reprinted with permission from Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Replacement (Chronicle Books). Senior editor Rebecca Broida Gart is a self-proclaimed smoothie junkie.