Enjoy a morning pick me up with this Coffee Smoothie! It’s smooth, creamy, and naturally sweetened for a healthy start to your day!
Coffee lovers raise your hands, this ones for you!
For those days where you wake up and want your coffee boost but might not want a piping hot cup of coffee, I bring you the Coffee Smoothie!
It’s a coffee, it’s a smoothie, it’s everything you need to start your morning in one glass!
A healthy coffee smoothie recipe
This coffee smoothie recipe is simple to make and is really versatile depending on what type of ingredients you like to add to your morning smoothie. If you like fruity morning smoothies, this Papaya Mojito Smoothie is for you. If you like green smoothies, try this Matcha Green Tea Smoothie!
I use banana for the base of this smoothie and some plant-based milk to keep it dairy free. I also like to add in some chia seeds for some added fiber and omega-3s.
Coffee also has some great nutritional benefits and as we all know, has caffein to help wake us up in the morning, which makes it the perfect ingredient to add in to a smoothie when you’re in need of a little bit of energy! (I mean, we could all use a little more energy some days, right?)
How to make a coffee smoothie
To make a coffee smoothie you’ll need a few simple ingredients:
- Coffee (duh)
- Plant-based milk (almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk are all great)
- Frozen banana (make sure they’re frozen! This is important to give your smoothie a great texture)
- Chia seeds
- Any additional mix-ins you love
These get blended up together and voila! Coffee smoothie!
You can also make a coffee smoothie with instant coffee by simply adding in 1-2 tsp of instant coffee to your blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
A few notes on the recipe
This coffee smoothie can be made with brewed coffee, espresso or instant coffee. Any of these will work so you can use whatever you have available!
Freeze your bananas in advance so they are ready to go when you want to make this smoothie recipe. You can use fresh bananas but I 100% recommend frozen for a smooth and creamy smoothie. (Also if you’re using hot coffee in the smoothie the frozen banana helps to cool everything down so you don’t end up with a warm smoothie!)
I like to add in different mix-ins to this smoothie recipe. Some great mix-ins options are:
- Hemp seeds
- Plant-based protein powder
- Flax seeds
- Cocoa powder
- Peanut butter
- MCT oil
- Maca powder
Play around and add any additional ingredients you love to the mix!
Other smoothie recipes to try
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Your morning coffee and morning smoothie all mixed into one!
- 1 banana, frozen
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee (or 1 shot espresso, or 2 tsp instant coffee)
- 1/2 cup plant-based milk of choice
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- handful of ice
- Any additional mix-ins you love
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy
- Serve immediately
Make it a mocha smoothie by adding some cocoa powder! Keeping it low sugar? Use frozen cauliflower instead of bananas.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 241
- Sugar: 32g
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 52g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 4g
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