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This delicious, easy coffee smoothie recipe makes a great morning pick-me-up! Have your morning cup of coffee and breakfast all in one with this filling coffee smoothie.
Coffee lovers will love this yummy smoothie full of rich coffee flavor. In addition to plenty of coffee flavor. This satisfying smoothie is loaded with bananas, milk, honey, and cacao powder for a filling and decadent morning treat.
If you are looking for a different way to feed your java habit, add this tasty iced coffee banana smoothie to your morning routine. Enjoy your iced coffee smoothie on its own, or pair it with a fresh homemade muffin for an even more filling breakfast on a busy morning or as part of a relaxing weekend brunch.
Not only will you get your caffeine fix, but this creamy coffee smoothie is filling enough to serve as breakfast. The perfect pick-me-up, this coffee smoothie is a satisfying way to start your day.
Coffee Smoothie Ingredients
- Coffee - strong brewed coffee
- Milk - whole milk or almond milk
- Bananas - medium ripe bananas
- Cacao powder - unsweetened cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- Ice - crushed ice cubes
- Whipped cream - canned whipped cream, optional garnish
You can add creamy peanut butter or almond butter for a protein boost to your banana coffee smoothie. You can also add chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, oats, or protein powder.
Instead of honey, you could add maple syrup for natural sweetness in this creamy smoothie. You could also add a dash of vanilla extract for a slightly different flavor. In addition to whipped cream, make this treat even more decadent with shaved chocolate on top.
This recipe makes two drinks. You can easily double or half the recipe to adjust the number of servings. If you find your smoothie is too thick, adding a little bit more milk or coffee will help thin it out to a drinkable consistency.
How to Make Coffee Smoothie
FIRST STEP: Add the coffee, milk, frozen bananas, honey, cacao powder, and ice cubes to a blender.
SECOND STEP: Pulse a few times to get the blender blades going, then blend for 20 to 30 seconds until smooth.
THIRD STEP: Pour into two 16-ounce glasses. Garnish with canned whipped cream if desired.
What type of coffee should I use for this recipe?
Any coffee that you enjoy drinking daily would be tasty in this smoothie. You can substitute instant coffee for brewed coffee in this delicious smoothie.
Can I use dairy-free milk?
Any type of milk, including oat, almond, or coconut milk, would be a great option in this breakfast smoothie.
Can I make this smoothie ahead of time?
What's the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao Powder?
Cocoa powder and cacao powder are very similar. Cocoa powder is processed at a much higher temperature, resulting in a powder that is less bitter and slightly darker. Cacao powder is processed at a lower temperature and then milled into a powder that has a more bitter taste.
How to Store Coffee Smoothie
IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER: This breakfast drink is meant to be made when you are ready to enjoy it and won’t keep for any length of time in the fridge or freezer.
- ¾ cup cold strong brewed coffee
- ½ cup whole milk or almond milk
- 2 medium frozen ripe bananas cubed
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup crushed ice cubes
- Canned whipped cream optional garnish
- Add the coffee, milk, frozen bananas, honey, cacao powder, and ice cubes to a blender.
- Pulse a few times to get the blender blades going, then blend for 20 to 30 seconds until smooth.
- Pour into two 16-ounce glasses. Garnish with canned whipped cream if desired.