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Banana Coffee Is Having A Moment On Social Media (But It's Not Really That Special)
By Andra Picincu
A new coffee trend has been sweeping Instagram and TikTok, making waves among the younger crowd: banana coffee, a thick, creamy drink that tastes like ice cream. The beverage went viral after Nicki Marie, a digital creator, talked about it on Instagram, but the recipe has been around in one form or another for years.
Caffeine, the natural stimulant in coffee, sharpens your senses and wards off fatigue, while bananas are rich in potassium and carbs, leading to higher energy levels when eaten for breakfast. Marie recommends combining the two breakfast items by mixing coffee with a frozen banana in a blender until smooth.
Banana coffee is delicious as is, but you can take its flavor to a whole new level by adding some peanut butter, vanilla-flavored soy milk, or almond milk to the mix. Oats or chia seeds will create a thicker consistency and keep you full longer due to their high fiber content, or if you feel like pampering yourself, mix in some chocolate chips or ice cream.