If your morning consists of grabbing a quick coffee and rushing out the door, perhaps we can satisfy those caffeine cravings while making it a little healthier with our coffee smoothie recipes. While that early morning coffee will undoubtedly kick-start your day, it certainly won’t fill you up. You need something more substantial for that.This is where a coffee smoothie comes to the rescue. Our recipes all include that important coffee flavor, but are jazzed up with things like frozen bananas, yogurt and almond milk, sort of like a cold creamy latte. Except unlike a latte, these drinks are filling enough to last you through the morning. This is coffee and breakfast all rolled into one delicious thick shake.
How to Use Coffee in Smoothies
It doesn’t matter what coffee you use or how you make it. You can use espresso (one shot) or plain old instant. However, the coffee will need to be black, unsweetened and chilled, so some forward planning is necessary.To make your smoothie thick and creamy you’ll need a thickener. I prefer to use frozen bananas or avocado as the flavor doesn’t overpower the coffee.
Coffee Cinnamon Vanilla Smoothie
Ingredients2 frozen bananas½ cup vanilla yogurt¾ cup freshly brewed and cooled black coffee1 cup almond milk1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste1 teaspoon ground cinnamonHow to Make Place
the bananas, vanilla yogurt, coffee, almond milk, vanilla bean paste
and cinnamon into your blender and process until smooth.Pour into your favorite smoothie glass and enjoy. Serves 2
Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie
Ingredients1 cup cold coffee2 frozen bananas½ cup vanilla yogurt1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts½ cup almond milk1 teaspoon vanilla bean pasteHow to MakeBlitz together the coffee, frozen bananas, vanilla yogurt, hazelnuts, almond milk and vanilla bean paste until thick and smooth.Serve in two tall glasses and enjoy.
Coconut Coffee Smoothie
Ingredients2 frozen bananas1 cup Greek yogurt½ cup cold coffee½ cup coconut milk½ teaspoon coconut extract½ teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmegHow to MakeIn
a blender combine the frozen bananas, Greek yogurt, coffee, coconut
milk, coconut extract, ground cinnamon and nutmeg and pulse until
smooth.Pour into two glasses, sprinkle with extra cinnamon and enjoy.
Coffee Smoothie Without Banana
Ingredients¼ cup cold brewed coffee½ avocado½ cup vanilla yogurt2 – 3 drops vanilla extractPinch of ground cinnamon2 – 3 Medjool datesHow to MakeCombine the coffee, avocado, vanilla yogurt, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and Medjool dates in a blender. Turn up to high, whizz together until creamy and smooth, then pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
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