If your social media algorithm is anything like ours, it’s probably full of coffee, health hacks and baby animals.
However, recently a new coffee trend has taken over our feed, with countless commenters and creators raving about the taste and health benefits of mixing banana with your morning coffee.
While at first we were a little dubious, we subscribe to the attitude of ‘don’t knock it til you try it’, so we thought better give banana iced coffee a go, and share our honest review. Of course, typically we wouldn’t encourage putting anything in your coffee except The Good Stuff™, but banana iced coffee sure ticks a lot of boxes - it’s easy to make, healthy and filling… plus it pairs well with your favorite coffee supplement!
But first… nutrition!
Now, you might be wondering why you should add bananas to your coffee.
Well, bananas are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and they can help regulate blood sugar levels, promote healthy digestion, and support heart health. Plus, bananas are naturally sweet, so you can scrap any unnecessary sweeteners from your coffee!
Next, there are the existing benefits of coffee. It's loaded with antioxidants and a great source of caffeine, which can help boost your energy and mental clarity. Add The Good Stuff™ to the mix, and your brew now also contains collagen (to support hair, nail and skin health), l-theanine (to promote calm and combat the coffee jitters), Himalayan pink salt (for hydration), MCT oil (to help you feel fuller for longer) and Ceylon cinnamon (to reduce inflammation).
The Good Stuff™ is made in the USA, and free from artificial flavors, colors, and sweeteners. Plus, it comes in two delicious flavors, cinnamon and mocha, so you can choose the one that's right for you.
All in all, the ingredients of banana iced coffee make up a super functional group of foods that delivers far and beyond simply satiating your hunger.
So, let's get to the recipe, shall we?
Making Banana Iced Coffee
This recipe is made without milk, but it does include our signature supplement The Good Stuff™ or The Good Stuff™ FOCUS, depending on which one you have in your cupboard!
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 ripe bananas (sliced and frozen)
- 1 cup of coffee (brewed and cooled)
- 1 scoop of The Good Stuff™ or The Good Stuff™ FOCUS
- Brew a cup of coffee and set it aside to cool.
- Add the bananas, cooled coffee and a scoop of The Good Stuff™, to a blender.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Pour the mixture into a glass.
- Enjoy your delicious and healthy banana iced coffee!
So How Does it Taste?
Our content marketer, Eliza, gave this drink a whirl.
Here are her thoughts...
"As the nominated guinea pig for this concoction, I had my reservations.
I love a smoothie and I love an iced coffee, but I wasn’t sure about somehow combining the two!
This was so insanely easy to make. The ingredients blended like a dream and the coffee came out with a perfect consistency.
How it Tastes
The taste of this coffee is not nearly what I expected. It’s not banana, it’s not coffee… it really is delicious though! At about three quarters of the way through, I found myself a little overpowered by the flavor of the drink. I think next time I would add a handful of ice, but that’s a personal preference.
Still, I had no trouble finishing my banana iced coffee, and would definitely have it again.
This recipe is less iced coffee, and more smoothie in texture, so if you want possibly the easiest smoothie to make ever - definitely give the banana iced coffee a try!"
If two bananas every day is too many for you, consider adding a handful of ice, greek yogurt, or plant milk to your recipe instead. A spoonful of protein powder would also work for those looking to pack even more into their drink.
Ripe bananas are crucial for this drink! If your bananas are not ripe, add some honey for taste. We also recommend using a lighter roast coffee.
In conclusion, the viral banana coffee is a delicious and healthy way to start your day. It's packed with nutrients from bananas and The Good Stuff™, and it's a great source of energy from the coffee.
So, go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!