Seattle’s Best Coffee sent me a bag of their Level 2 coffee to try out their Bright and Lively, Fresh and Fruity Smoothie recipe. The smoothie includes ingredients like banana, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, honey, and Level 2 coffee. Level 2 is actually one of five levels in Seattle’s Best new packaged coffee line. The levels represent the strength of the coffee. Level 1 is the lightest and Level 5 is the darkest. Seattle’s Best Coffee Levels are available at major grocery stores nationwide.
Thanks to Seattle’s Best Coffee, two readers of my dad blog will each win a bag of the Level 2 coffee. The winners can use it to brew fresh hot coffee or use it to make a Bright and Lively, Fresh and Fruity Smoothie (recipe below).
Bright and Lively, Fresh and Fruity Smoothie Recipe (2 servings)
- Seattle’s Best Level 2 coffee (1 cup, cold-brewed)
- Greek nonfat yogurt (1/2 cup)
- Banana (ripe and chopped)
- Honey (1 tablespoon)
- Peanut butter (1 tablespoon, use ground nuts if you don’t have peanut butter)
- Ice (about 3/4 cup)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Add ice until you reach the desired consistency. And then enjoy the drink and give yourself a little energy boost. BTW, feel free to check out their short step-by-step video for the Bright and Lively, Fresh and Fruity Smoothie Recipe.
I tried the recipe and thought it was OK. I thought the coffee overwhelmed the smoothie a little. Next time, Im going to use less coffee and more honey. Keep in mind I love my coffee super, super sweet.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
- Calories: 169
- Fat: 4 g
- Saturated fat: less than 1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 g
- Sodium: 1 mg
- Carbohydrate: 26 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Sugar: 16 g
- Protein: 8.5 g
Seattle’s Best Coffee Giveaway
Thanks to Seattle’s Best Coffee, two readers of my dad blog will win a bag of the company’s Level 2 coffee. The winners will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Wednesday, October 26th (Pacific time). The giveaway is limited to readers located in the U.S. To enter the giveaway, let me know in the comments area what would you add to the Bright and Lively, Fresh and Fruity smoothie recipe to put your signature spin on the recipe (I vote for more honey).
Two Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)
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I love @SeattlesBest and want to win some coffee @daddyforever ~ http://daddyforever.com/2011/10/19/smoothie-recipe/
[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by Seattle’s Best Coffee, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received a bag of coffee as part of this review/giveaway. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]