Enjoy a morning pick me up with this Coffee Smoothie! It’s smooth, creamy, and made with energizing ingredients for a healthy and refreshing start to your day!

two coffee smoothies in jars

This one’s for the coffee lovers

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!

If you like fruity smoothies, this Inner Glow Mango Smoothie is a delicious treat. For when you’re having a chocolate craving in the morning, this Chocolate Tahini Date Shake is perfect!

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.

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 caffeine to help wake us up in the morning. The caffeine 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)
  • Dates
  • Chia seeds
  • Any additional mix-ins you love

These get blended up together and voila! Coffee smoothie!

a coffee smoothie in a small glass bottle

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!

two coffee smoothies on a marble board

More smoothie recipes to try

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Coffee smoothie recipe

Coffee Smoothie

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


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


  1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy
  2. Pour into a glass, and 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

Keywords: coffee smoothie recipe, how to make a coffee smoothie, vegan breakfast

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