Happy National Coffee Day! Yup! You heard right- we have a day dedicated to a good café’. Now the first thing I think of when I think of coffee- is creamer. I’m a big lover of coffee creamer. And my most favorite kind of coffee creamer is Coffee-mate. Vanilla Natural Bliss Coffee-mate creamer is completely synonymous with my morning coffee. I just have to have it. It always gives my morning cup ‘o joe a perfect creamy flavor that makes even Monday mornings not so bad.

Now, what I didn’t know about Coffee-mate is that you can use their creamer for delicious concoctions far beyond the coffee cup. You can actually use Coffee-mate creamer to make amazing fruit smoothies! I know, I know! You can’t believe it! Well, neither did I until I had a chance to try them at BlogHer. They’re so creamy and delicious, plus they’re super-fast to throw together – I make them all the time now!

Here’s the recipe:

1/2 medium ripe banana, peeled and cut crosswire into four pieces

1-1/2 cups frozen berries *(strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) or chopped fruit ( mango, pineapple, peaches)

1/4 cup Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Vanilla

1/2 cup apple, white cranberry or orange juice

1 to 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Granulated sugar or sweetener of choice (optional)

Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; arrange banana in single layer on baking sheet. Freeze banana for 20 minutes or until very cold, but not completely frozen.

Place berries, banana, Natural Bliss, apple juice and lemon juice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Taste for sugar and lemon; if desired, add sugar or more lemon juice and blend until combined (if using fresh berries or fruit, you may need to sweeten). Serve immediately.

*If using fresh berries or fruit, line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange berries/fruit in single layer and freeze for 20 minutes or until nearly frozen.

**Recipe courtesy of Coffee-mate

Click here for more recipes using Coffee-mate creamer!

Now Coffee-mate as a brand offer over twenty different creamer flavors, with their Natural Bliss line carrying four: Caramel, Sweet Cream, Vanilla, and their new Low-fat Vanilla. I’ve tried them all- and they’re all delicious! What I really love about the Natural Bliss line (besides the flavor) is that they’re all made with only four simple ingredients – nonfat milk, heavy cream, sugar, and all-natural flavor. Natural Bliss gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing exactly what I’m pouring into my morning cup of coffee- or my fruit smoothie! I get that creamy touch of sweetness, without any additives of preservatives, and that for me is a good quality creamer.

Now, this wouldn’t be a proper celebration of National Coffee Day without a giveaway! So if you’re one of the 82% of American coffee-drinkers that add cream to their coffee, then you’ll want to stick around for this giveaway – the kind folks over at Coffee-mate want to equip two lucky NYC Talon readers with a few coupons for FREE Coffee-mate Natural Bliss creamer! So enter below, and please leave one comment per entry!!!

To Enter:

Mandatory-

1)      Like Coffee-mate Natural Bliss on facebook

2)      Like The NYC Talon on facebook

Optional Forms of Entry

1)      Follow The NYC Talon on twitter

2)      Follow Coffee-mate on twitter

3)      Follow The NYC Talon on Pinterest

4)      Subscribe to The NYC Talon via email

5)      Share this giveaway via social media and leave a link where I can find it

6)      Leave a comment of any non-giveaway post

7)      Enter any other giveaway that I am running

*This giveaway runs from 9/29 to 10/07. Open to 18+, US only. All opinions represented here are my own. I was given my own coupons, in addition to the ones being given away. No other compensation was received. Winners will be selected in a random drawing.

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