cold brew breakfast smoothie

COLD BREW SMOOTHIE

Start your morning with this energizing, five-ingredient recipe.

The caffeine in this drink can help boost an endurance workout. When combined with potassium-rich banana, heart-healthy cashews, and antioxidant-packed reishi powder, the resulting smoothie has a luscious chocolatey taste, says New York City-based recipe developer Julia Gartland.

This recipe is part of our meal prep series. Click here for the full plan.

Ingredients

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ½ teaspoon reishi powder
  • 1 cup cold brew
  • Pinch of sea salt

TOPPINGS (OPTIONAL)

  • Cacao nibs
  • Mint leaves

Directions

  1. Add banana, cashews, and reishi powder to a freezer bag or glass jar and store in the freezer. Store the cold brew separately in the fridge.


TO SERVE

  1. In a high-powered blender, add all ingredients. Blend for one minute or until completely smooth.  Garnish with toppings as desired and serve immediately.


Recipe development, food styling & photography by Julia Gartland