Snooze less, smoothie more. That, dear friends, is your new mantra—or at least it will be once you start whipping up these buzz-worthy blends. All 10 of these coffee smoothie recipes share a star—coffee, duh—but each recipe is ripe with its own set of nutritional perks, from vitamins and minerals to protein and fiber that’ll keep you full for hours. Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Mix together one of these medleys to satiate cravings and caffeinate through the rest of the day—including that p.m. workout.
- 1. Creamy Chocolate Breakfast Shake
- 2. Green Mocha Smoothie
- 3. Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
- 4. Mocha Nut Winter Smoothie Bowl
- 5. Nutella Banana Espresso Shake
- 6. Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie
- 7. Chocolate Fudge Protein Shake
- 8. Blueberry Latte Breakfast Smoothie
- 9. Cold Brew Mocha Smoothie
- 10. Tofu Mocha Frappuccino
- Healthy coffee smoothie recipe
- Coffee Breakfast Smoothie
- Coffee Protein Smoothie
- notes & tips for this breakfast smoothie
- Recipe Details
- Breakfast Coffee Banana Smoothie
- Why this coffee smoothie recipe is so good!
- How to Make Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
- Why is Protein Important in the Morning?
- Top tips to make this Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
- Frequently Asked Questions
- For more recipes with coffee, check out:
- Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
- Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe
- Protein-packed and full of coffee flavor, this Easy Coffee Smoothie makes breakfast a snap!
- Tips to make the best coffee smoothies
- Can I make these smoothies ahead of time?
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1. Creamy Chocolate Breakfast Shake
Picture this: dessert for breakfast. A childhood dream come true thanks to a sweetening combo of strawberries, cocoa powder, and agave nectar (or stevia). This rich, decadent goodness has all the makings of a totally gluttonous treat, but with the fiber and protein to kick your day into gear—and keep you full and going strong for hours.
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Per serving: 312 calories, 14 g fat (1 g saturated), 48 g carbs, 27 g sugar, 7.5 g fiber, 6.2 g protein.
Girl Gone Gourmet
2. Green Mocha Smoothie
By mixing together banana, java, and cocoa powder, with spinach (don’t mock it ’til you try it!), you’re left with a low-cal concoction that tastes nada like veggies. Hello, new fave way to squeeze in those greens!
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Per serving: 121 calories, 1.6 g fat (0.9 g saturated), 28 g carbs, 18.3 g sugar, 30.4 mg sodium, 3.5 g fiber, 3.2 g protein.
Live Eat Learn
3. Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
Need a little inspo to rise and shine? This coffee smoothie recipe is so delicious and satisfying you won’t want to hit snooze. Plus it has everything you could possibly need for a complete breakfast: whole grains, fruit, protein, and that much-needed caffeine.
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Per serving: 229 calories, 1.7 g fat (1.9 g saturated), 48.6 g carbs, 15.7 g sugar, 70 mg sodium, 5.1 g fiber, 8.1 g protein
The Endless Meal
4. Mocha Nut Winter Smoothie Bowl
Made with frozen bananas (the chillier ‘naners amp up that thick and creamy texture!) and protein-packed almond butter, this sure is one super bowl (eh? eh?). Top with coconut flakes or antioxidant-rich rose petals and voilá, this coffee smoothie recipe is totally Insta-worthy.
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Per serving: 319 calories, 19 g fat (2.1 g saturated), 37 g carbs, 15.7 g sugar, 18.1 mg sodium, 9.2 g fiber, 10.2 g protein
5. Nutella Banana Espresso Shake
Think you don’t have time to make breakfast in the a.m.? Think again. This easy morning masterpiece calls for just four (!!) ingredients plus ice. You can even lower the levels of sugar by making homemade Nutella (with fiber-filled dates!) ahead of time.
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Per serving: 345 calories, 14 g fat (12 g saturated), 52 g carbs, 34 g sugar, 199 mg sodium, 8 g fiber, 5 g protein
Live Eat Learn
6. Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie
Besides tasting like fall in a cup, this PSL-reminiscent shake is loaded with reasons to be sipped on all year long. It’s packed with serious immune-boosting power from the loads of vitamin A and C that can be found in the naturally low-cal pumpkin and spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
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Per serving: 157 calories, 1.7 g fat (0.9 g saturated), 35 g carbs, 23.9 g sugar, 35 mg sodium, 3.3 g fiber, 3.4 g protein
Chocolate Covered Katie
7. Chocolate Fudge Protein Shake
A traditional chocolate milkshake can leave you feeling, well, a sensation best described as, meh, but this coffee smoothie recipe does just the opposite. It revs you up with a jolt of java and keeps you full for hours thanks to protein powder and nut-butter.
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Per serving: 355 calories, 3.4 g fat (0 g saturated), 21.8 g carbs, 12.4 g sugar, 383 mg sodium, 2.4 g fiber, 9.5 g protein
Feasting on Fruit
8. Blueberry Latte Breakfast Smoothie
A blueberry breakfast blend sounds delish all on its own. Then swirl together with some coffee-rich chia seed pudding? Serious genius! Plus it’s full of antioxidants, iron, and fiber, not to mention beautiful to boot.
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Per serving: 291 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated), 38 g carbs, 16 g sugar, 58 mg sodium, 13 g fiber, 7 g protein
Eating Bird Food
9. Cold Brew Mocha Smoothie
The secret to that deliciously sugary flavor? Dates! These bad boys naturally sweeten your drink (with extra help from the cocoa powder and chocolate protein powder) and are a great source of fiber, helping slow digestion. This coffee smoothie recipe will fill you up before you hit the gym or can cool you down post-sweat, too.
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Per serving: 237 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated), 41 g carbs, 27 g sugar, TK mg sodium, 7 g fiber, 12 g protein
Live Eat Learn
10. Tofu Mocha Frappuccino
Yup, you read that right! This creative combo of silken tofu (it’s creamier than the usual kind), coffee, and cocoa powder offers up a stellar serving of nutrients: magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, and B-vitamins, just to name a few. Better believe it’s time for bottom’s up.
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Per serving: 87 calories, 3.4 g fat (0.8 g saturated), 10.3 g carbs, 5.9 g sugar, 10 mg sodium, 1.9 g fiber, 6 g protein
Elizabeth Bacharach Elizabeth Bacharach is the Assistant Editor at Women’s Health where she writes and edits content about mental and physical health, food and nutrition, sexual health, and lifestyle trends across WomensHealthMag.com and the print magazine.
2015 has truly begun, and the real world is calling. After a Christmas spent at our kitchen tables, quaffing gravy and cocktails like there’s no tomorrow, work now starts getting busy, and life all the more demanding.
That’s where this coffee smoothie comes in. All year round, this healthy delight will restore your constitution, revive your temperament, and give you the energy to take on just about anything. It tastes fantastic, and is perfect as a quick morning pick-me-up shake. Grab your blender out from the back of the cupboard and get, well, blending!
In terms of the method, just bung everything into a blender and blitz away until you’re happy with the consistency. The only mental exertion you’ll have to suffer is remembering to pop your bananas into the freezer the night before – it makes a huge difference to the end product and is well worth doing. I tend to put any bananas that are black and overripe straight into the freezer for just this sort of thing – just be sure to take them out of their skins and individually wrap them in cling film before freezing.
The bulk of the drink is made up of the coconut water, coffee and banana – all of which will help you out of your front door and into society. The banana (age-old friend of the smoothie) adds texture, flavour and a shed-load of potassium to the drink, while the coconut water is chock-full of nutrients and is one of the best forms of hydration out there.
The coffee also very much has its place, bringing body, depth and all kinds of goodness to the table. The caffeine works its obvious wonders on the sleep-deprived, and has also been shown to have beneficial effects on physical performance. Coffee also happens to be one of the biggest sources of antioxidants in the Western diet.
While these three ingredients make up the body of the smoothie, the chia seeds (although rather delicate in taste) add a whole plethora of very scientific-sounding nutrients to the mix, as well as being high in fibre, omega 3 fatty acids and protein.
Tie these in with the almonds – which add the finishing flavour and give the smoothie a sweet, nutty finish while keeping your nervous system, teeth, and bones stay strong and healthy – and you’ve got one hell of an addition to your morning routine.
Healthy coffee smoothie recipe
- 1 frozen banana
- 8g chia seeds
- 125ml coconut water
- 1 tsp ground almonds
- 1 shot of espresso (We recommend using CRU Kafe Light Roast)
Pop everything into a blender and blitz!
For more amazing healthy drinks ideas, check out Drinks Tube, or even have a glance at a few more smoothie ideas.
Coffee Breakfast Smoothie is the creamiest, most delicious HEALTHY breakfast you can imagine. It’s loaded with dark chocolate flavor and powered with superfoods – raw cacao, chia seeds and oats. It’s also refined sugar-free, very nutritious and weight loss friendly. Perfect way to start the day!
There’s not much to say… my love for smoothies has been well known for quite some time now. Also, I’m a huge fan of coffee. But I had to stop drinking coffee a while ago… bad for my tummy (sad, yeah I know) The box full of fragrant ground black coffee greets me in my kitchen every morning .. and lures me. From time to time I open that box and smell the fine aroma. I recall those wonderful days when I enjoyed that beautiful bitter and fragrant drink.
But just because I don’t drink coffee that doesn’t mean I can’t use coffee to flavor my cakes or smoothies, right?! That’s how I came up with this creamy deliciousness – Coffee Breakfast Smoothie.
Actually when I imagined the perfect coffee smoothie, I had my brother in my mind. I shaped this Coffee Breakfast Smoothie just for him.
My brother is, what I call, a REAL coffee lover … and he’s a healthy eater too. Well almost! He’s skipping the most important meal of the day – breakfast. And I always nag about it. I keep hearing excuses that he has no time for breakfast, just a bit time to drink his morning coffee. For him, and for all alike, I created this wonderfully creamy and very nutritious breakfast smoothie.
To make this Coffee Breakfast Smoothie, as a base I used almond milk. Almond milk is low in calories, full of high-quality protein and fibers, contains no lactose, cholesterol nor saturated fat. Plus, its nutty flavor is perfect for making creamy smoothies. Almond milk has beautifully complemented the bitter taste of coffee in this smoothie.
The queen of this smoothie is the coffee, of course. I suggest you use the one you usually drink and love. After all, this Coffee Breakfast Smoothie is intended primarily for morning enjoyment.
I enriched this smoothie with oats and chia seeds, the healthy fibers and plant-based proteins. I flavored smoothie with vanilla.
To make this Coffee Breakfast Smoothie even more unbelievable, I added a bit of raw cocoa. Cocoa deepened the coffee flavor and turned this smoothie into chocolate flavored sensation.
The final ingredient in this smoothie is … a drumroll please… the frozen ripe banana. Banana enriched smoothie with nutrients but also gave an irresistible creamy texture. Banana is also naturally very sweet, so this smoothie contains very little added sugars – date syrup.
Ridiculously delicious whipped cream made from full-fat coconut milk is something that you can easily SKIP you’re watching for daily calorie intake. But you really don’t have to… 😉
This Coffee Breakfast Smoothie is …
- ridiculously creamy and full of coffee flavor,
- full of high-quality fibers that promote good digestion and weight loss,
- rich in plant-based proteins,
- contains NO refined sugar,
- rich in potassium, calcium, and iron,
- vegan and gluten-free.
I hope your mornings will be cheerful and better after a few sips of this beautiful creamy Coffee Breakfast Smoothie.
This is a HEALTHY and very nutritious meal – coffee and breakfast in one. Perfect for busy coffee lovers.
4.08 from 42 votes
Coffee Breakfast Smoothie
Creamy and energizing Coffee Breakfast Smoothie full of dark chocolate and coffee flavors. This smoothie is full of nutrients. Perfect meal to start the day!
Course Breakfast Cuisine American Keyword chocolate coffee smoothie, coffee breakfast smoothie, coffee smoothie, coffee smoothie banana Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Servings 1 cup Calories 427 kcal Author Natalie
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ cup black coffee chilled
- 1 ripe banana frozen
- 4 tablespoons rolled oats *
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon date syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Additional : whipped full-fat coconut milk cream optional, raw cocoa beans
- Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix until well combined. If necessary, add some more milk to get a smoothie desired consistency.
Add more syrup to sweeten the smoothie, if necessary. As a measure I used a US cup (240 ml). Nutrition table is calculated without whipped cream.
*FOR GLUTEN FREE: For gluten-free version, use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
Nutrition Facts Coffee Breakfast Smoothie Amount Per Serving (1 cup) Calories 427 Calories from Fat 72 % Daily Value* Fat 8g12% Saturated Fat 2g13% Polyunsaturated Fat 4g Monounsaturated Fat 2g Sodium 96mg4% Potassium 793mg23% Carbohydrates 81g27% Fiber 14g58% Sugar 28g31% Protein 13g26% Vitamin A 350IU7% Vitamin C 14.9mg18% Calcium 340mg34% Iron 4mg22% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These are my picks for this recipe: Xoxo, Natalie
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Sometimes I say that I want summer to stick around forever.
Sometimes I then get to relive my childhood summer nights, trying to find the cool side of the pillow on the third floor of my parents’ un-air-conditioned house.
Sometimes I need a really cold breakfast.
Yes, if I’ve learned anything this past week, it’s that moving to a place where all buildings are air-conditioned and driving (and parking!) everywhere is easy has made me downright soft. Not that my parents are exactly living in the dark ages in New England, but A/C… you are now a non-negotiable for me.
And if I can’t have you, I definitely need this smoothie.
I often like to pack my smoothies with as many fruits and veggies as possible, but this one is a little different. It’s for those mornings when you need an extra jolt of caffeine to get the job done. Or when you stick your head in the freezer and see approximately 16 bananas waiting to be used up. Or when you’d just rather combine your morning coffee and breakfast into one? Any and all of those.
I used Starbucks Via packets here because we had a few knocking around the cupboard. Your favorite instant coffee will also work, or even subbing brewed, cold/room temperature coffee for the instant coffee and milk. Anything to get some caffeine into your system along with the bananas and flax!
If you are a smoothie person, you may already have all the ingredients to make this guy. So next time you have to stick your head in the freezer in lieu of A/C, take a look around and whip up this tasty smoothie for breakfast!
Hope you have fun weekend plans! Send non-heat-wave-y vibes our way as we head to our friends’ tent wedding tomorrow night!
4.7 from 3 reviews Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie Author: Erica Yields: 2 smoothies Ingredients
- 2 frozen bananas, sliced
- 2 dates, pitted and roughly chopped
- 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
- 1 cup milk (almond, skim, or your favorite milk works)
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
- 2 Starbucks Via packets (0.12 oz each) or 2 servings of your preferred instant coffee grounds
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. (You are pouring the coffee grounds right in, not making any coffee first.) Puree until smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides.
- Serve in two glasses. Enjoy!
Coffee Protein Smoothie
January 19, 2015 // 7 Comments ”
Happy Monday! Ya know what kind of Monday’s are best? The kind where you don’t have to go to work. ah. oh, and the kind where it’s almost 60 degrees outside, in January. I like Monday’s like today very very much.
Today we’re joining Williams-Sonoma in celebrating smoothie week. They wanted a recipe with fun and unique smoothie ingredient ideas. I simply chose my favorite ingredient in life: coffee.
I really like smoothies. I mean, who doesn’t, really? Problem is, any breakfast smoothie needs to be an on-the-go smoothie and in the mornings, I’m already carrying a bottle of water and a mug of coffee. Seeing as I’m not ditching the coffee, ever, (and lets be honest, waking up earlier to eat breakfast at home simply isn’t an option either) I needed to find a way to have my coffee AND my smoothie, all on the go. Tada:
oh, and yea, this has protein powder in it. So, like I mentioned last week, I’m working on getting just the right amount of protein in my diet and this smoothie totally hits the spot! Coffee + Protein + bfast on the go = a completely balanced morning meal. Genius, I know!
Naturally, I made this coffee protein smoothie while drinking a cup of coffee. I’m pretty pro.
You might remember from my first smoothie recipe here on B. Britnell, I add my daily vitamins right into the smoothie as well. So yea, coffee, protein PLUS vitamins. This is one beautifully balanced smoothie.
and for a little extra kick, chopped up coffee beans stirred in. It adds a delightful little crunch and kick.
In other news, I really need a new blender. I’ve gotten a lot of grown-up appliances lately and a good blender is definitely next! I’ve really really been wanting this fancy Vitamix. I’ve heard so many amazing things about the Vitamix blenders and I want one!! Do you have a blender that you love?? I want to love my blender.
The perfectly balanced breakfast!
- handful of ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup of coffee
- 3 tablespoons of greek yogurt plain or flavored)
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop of protein powder I use a plant based powder)
- a few good sprinkles of cinnamon, ~1/2 teaspoon
- almond milk if necessary
- daily vitamins
- chopped coffee beans for topping
- Combine in a blender the ice, ground flaxseed, coffee, yogurt, banana, protein powder, cinnamon, and vitamins (if using).
- Blend until thoroughly combined adding in almond milk if the mixture is too thick.
- If using, top smoothie with chopped coffee beans and ENJOY!!
Breakfast Drink Fruit Healthy Smoothie
posted January 19, 2015 by Brita
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Kick start your morning (or your afternoon or evening!) with this easy smoothie made with bananas, yogurt, and Folgers Instant Coffee. It’s the perfect indulgence whenever you need a quick pick-me-up!
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I think most people fall into one of two categories: either you’re a morning person… or you’re not.
And that’s totally okay.
But no matter which side of the fence you find yourself on, it’s always good to know (and be able to admit) just how you deal with the dawn of a new day.
As for me, it just so happens that I’m a morning person – the jump-out-of-bed, get-ready-in-a-jiffy, motivated-to-conquer-the-world type of morning person – and when I started working from home, I thought this meant I was set. Because being my own boss? Starting work each day? That should be a breeze for someone who never needs to hit the snooze button on their alarm clock, right?
No. Not true at all.
It took me a while before I could admit that even I, she who is so sprightly in the morning that some days she even annoys herself, might actually need some structure in the early hours of the day. Because most mornings I found myself motivated to watch Netflix or play with the dogs for a few hours or read a book. All incredibly fun and satisfying things to do, for sure, but if I got my work done early enough then I’d have all afternoon for these types of things. What I really I needed was for my early hours to be productive.
So, I decided to add a new fixture to my morning routine that would give me something to look forward to. And most importantly it had to be something I wasn’t allowed to enjoy until I was sitting in front of my computer, hands on the keys, ready to do all that world conquering.
And this is where this delicious Breakfast Coffee Banana Smoothie comes in.
Back when I had a “standard” office job, I wasn’t much of a coffee drinker. I might have poured a cup of coffee if everyone else was having coffee, but otherwise, I could take it or (most likely) leave it.
However, that’s why it seemed like the perfect fit to my morning routine: to me, it was bright and shiny and new.
And delicious. Can’t forget that.
What I love most about this recipe is that it uses Folgers instant coffee, so there’s no need to brew a pot of coffee beforehand. And with the bananas and yogurt (or ice cream, if that’s more your thing) this smoothie also makes for a filling breakfast.
Plus, how easy does this look? All you need is a blender, the ingredients (especially the Instant coffee!) and your mornings will be one step closer to being complete.
Looking for more creative ways to use Instant coffee? Check out Folgers Recipes for the ultimate inspiration to add a pick-me-up to your morning routine!
notes & tips for this breakfast smoothie
- You’ll need a trusty food processor for this breakfast smoothie recipe. I bought the Ninja Blender System almost 10 years ago and it hasn’t failed me yet!
- This recipe was designed to be used with instant coffee, as the grounds will dissolve in the smoothie. If you want to use traditional coffee, be sure to cold brew the coffee (or brew hot and let it cool). Depending on your tastes, you can use up to 1/3 cup of brewed coffee. And if you use brewed coffee, keep in mind that you will likely need to reduce the amount of milk used so that the consistency of the smoothie doesn’t become too watery.
- Looking for more sensible breakfast foods? Be sure to check out Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes, Fried Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Bowls, Strawberry, Kiwi, and Granola Breakfast Popsicles, and Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs.
- Like treats with coffee? There’s also Tiramisu Parfaits and Easy Tiramisu Dip.
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Breakfast Coffee Banana Smoothie
Kick start your morning (or your afternoon or evening!) with this easy smoothie made with bananas, yogurt, and Folgers Instant Coffee. It’s the perfect indulgence whenever you need a quick pick-me-up! Prep: 5 minutes Calories: 160 kcal Yields: 2 smoothies
- 2 large banana frozen and cut into pieces
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar or to taste
- 1 cup greek yogurt (or ice cream) plain or vanilla
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tsp Folgers Instant Coffee (or to taste)
- Add bananas, sugar, greek yogurt, milk, and Folgers instant coffee to a food processor. Blend mixture until smooth or until you can no longer see any of the Folgers Instant Coffee granules. Do a taste test, then add more sugar or Folgers Instant Coffee if desired.
- Pour smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy immediately.
160kcal I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.
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This Breakfast Coffee Smoothie is your morning meal on-the-go with everything you need to get you going – coffee, oats, banana, milk and protein powder.
Prep Time: 5 minutes 1 serving September 28, 2018 By: Yumna Jawad
This breakfast coffee smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! You not only get a boost from the caffeine to wake you up, it also has added protein to give you energy for the day ahead. Quick and easy to make, it’s perfect for busy mornings and is a tasty swap for a protein shake.
Why this coffee smoothie recipe is so good!
It’s breakfast on-the-go with everything you need – coffee, oats, banana, milk and protein powder. Ain’t nobody got time to sit down for a full breakfast everyday! When I know I have a busy morning, I love to put all the ingredients of this Breakfast Coffee Smoothie in a blender at night, store it in the fridge, and then give it a whirl in the morning! It’s easy, convenient and full of fuel!
How to Make Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
I basically started making this smoothie when I found myself on many mornings holding my thermal with coffee, a granola bar and a banana. And I thought, I need to just blend everything into a drink! And so became this breakfast coffee smoothie! Here’s what you need to make it: cold brew coffee, milk (of any kind), banana, rolled oats, protein powder (of any kind, but actually optional) and a little cacao and cinnamon for sweetness.
The cacao and cinnamon give it a wonderful sweet flavor, and you’ll love sipping on this on your drive to work or school in bliss.
I put everything in the Vitamix blender and then just give it a whirl.
I use the smoothie function, so I can run it for a minute without having to watch the blender while I help the kids get ready for school.
Normally, this is just for one serving, so I pour it all in a to-go cup and I’m out the door. I decided to make it pretty for you guys and show you the color and smooth texture through these clear glasses.
It’s smooth, silky and rich. It actually tastes like morning dessert because of the cacao, but there’s no sugar added and it has a whopping 27 grams of protein! Say hello to your new burst of morning energy!!
Why is Protein Important in the Morning?
So, why do you need protein in the morning? Protein can actually help your body wake up properly in the morning with the right amount of energy your body needs. In fact, if you combine protein with carbs (rolled oats and banana), it actually helps you slow down digestion of your breakfast, meaning you’ll have energy to carry you through your morning without being starved before its lunch time.
This is why many studies show that eating more protein can actually help you eat less calories in your day. Exactly how much protein your body needs is completely dependent though on your own body, lifestyle and eating habits. But don’t skip the protein in the morning, even when you’re on-the-go and late for whatever!
It can’t be hard to miss though when it looks like this…and tastes like dessert!
Top tips to make this Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
- To make this smoothie vegan, use a plant based milk and protein powder.
- Use your favorite coffee brand for this recipe.
- The recipe is easily doubled.
- It’s best to drink the smoothie immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this coffee smoothie filling enough for breakfast?
This is a great filling smoothie that’s just under 400 calories, so it’s a great breakfast that will keep you satisfied. It’s a great way to get a hit of caffeine with a boost of protein to keep you going til lunch.
Can you make this smoothie ahead of time?
If you have any leftovers, you can place them in a mason jar with a lid and it will last for 24 hours in the fridge, but I recommend drinking it immediately after making it. If the smoothie settles while in the fridge, just use a fork to mix everything together again.
What coffee is best to use in this smoothie recipe?
Brewed coffee is best for this recipe and you can use your favorite kind. Feel free to use caffeinated coffee if you are sensitive and use a rich coffee if you prefer.
I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Breakfast Coffee Smoothie recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.
For more recipes with coffee, check out:
- Coconut Oil Coffee
- Golden Milk Turmeric Latte
- Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Coffee Crumb Cake
This post was originally published on October 19, 2016. It has been updated to include new photos, process shots and a video of me making the breakfast coffee smoothie!
Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
This Breakfast Coffee Smoothie is your morning meal on-the-go with everything you need to get you going – coffee, oats, banana, milk and protein powder. 5 from 4 votes Pin Course: Smoothie Cuisine: American Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings: 1 serving Calories: 377kcal Author: Yumna Jawad
- 1 cup cold brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend under desired consistency. Enjoy immediately
Storage: Store any leftovers in a mason jar with a lid. It will last for 24 hours, but I recommend drinking it immediately after making it. If the smoothie settles while in the fridge, just use a fork to mix everything together again. Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe. You can leave out the protein powder if you’d like. You can also leave use any kind of milk you’d like. Any other substitutes, just ask me 🙂 Equipment: I make my smoothies in my Vitamix. It has a “smoothie” button so it does all the work for me until the ingredients are well blended Serving: 1cup | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe
Protein-packed and full of coffee flavor, this Easy Coffee Smoothie makes breakfast a snap!
It’s no secret that I am a coffee lover, and my day is not complete unless it starts with coffee in some way, shape or form.
And even though I’m an early riser, I don’t always have time to leisurely sip on coffee and eat a good breakfast. But this Easy Coffee Smoothie combines the best of both worlds in one and helps me jumpstart my day.
Is there anyone else who makes a pot of coffee in the morning and not drink the whole thing? That isn’t always the case with me, especially since I have my new favorite coffee machine, the Technivorm Moccamaster. It brews right into the carafe and stays hot ALL day. How is that for an amazing coffee maker?
But on those days I do have coffee leftover, I pop it in the fridge and make a batch of these Easy Coffee Smoothies.
Tips to make the best coffee smoothies
- A good blender. Now I know not everyone can splurge on a top-tier blender, but I highly suggest you save up your pennies because they make a huge difference in how quickly you can pull together a batch of smoothies.
- Make sure you start with your favorite coffee. The coffee flavor is prevalent, so don’t use anything you wouldn’t drink on its own.
- Freeze bananas in individual freezer bags and you don’t need to worry about having one on hand. If you don’t use a frozen banana your smoothie will be thin and soupy. Like even thicker smoothies? Add a few extra ice cubes.
- Use whatever sweetener you prefer. I love the flavor the agave syrup adds, but feel free to use your favorite.
- This vanilla protein powder is our current favorite. Adding protein powder to smoothies is an easy way to increase your protein intake during the day. I always feel fuller longer when I add more protein to my diet. We’ve tried a number of them but keep coming back to this one. It’s organic, too!
Can I make these smoothies ahead of time?
Absolutely! Simply make a batch of these smoothies and freeze in individual containers. Place the smoothie in the fridge the night before and your smoothie is ready to go in the morning. Breakfast doesn’t get much easier!
So embrace your busy mornings and take breakfast off your list of things to get done. This Easy Coffee Smoothie recipe can be made ahead of time and combines breakfast with my favorite morning beverage all into one.
I’d say that’s a win-win all around.
Smoothies are a perfect way to start your day! Check out some of our other favorites:
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Vegan Banana Matcha Smoothie – Food Faith Fitness
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Banana Bread Smoothie – Gimme Some Oven
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Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes
- 3/4 cup coffee, cooled
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 – 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup
- 1/2 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more ice if thicker consistency is desired. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 82mg Carbohydrates: 46g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 30g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 30g