September 19, 2023Review Recipe
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This creamy coffee smoothie is the perfect pick-me-up and a satisfying way to start your day. The smoothie is loaded with not only rich coffee flavor but bananas, milk, honey, and cacao powder for a filling and decadent morning treat.
Coffee Smoothie Ingredients
This beverage not only satisfies your coffee cravings but also offers a unique twist on your classic coffee experience.
The smoothie is the perfect combination of the rich and comforting taste of coffee mixed with the creamy and silky texture of a smoothie.
- ¾ cup of cold strong brewed coffee (your favorite brand)
- ½ cup of whole milk
- 2 medium-sized frozen ripe bananas, cubed
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 teaspoons of unsweetened cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
- ½ cup of crushed ice cubes
- Canned whipped cream (optional garnish)
If you are looking for a stronger coffee flavor, try 2 shots of espresso rather than regular coffee.
Coffee Smoothie Recipe Substitutions And Additions
PEANUT BUTTER: You can add creamy peanut butter or almond butter for a protein boost to your banana coffee smoothie.
COFFEE: You can substitute instant coffee for brewed coffee in this delicious smoothie.
MIX-INS: You can also add chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, oats, or protein powder.
HONEY: 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.
TOPPING: In addition to whipped cream, make this treat even more decadent with shaved chocolate on top. You could also add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a different flavor.
MILK: Non-dairy milk, such as almond milk or coconut milk, would also be delicious. To make your smoothie extra creamy, use heavy whipping cream instead of milk.
COCOA POWDER: If you like chocolate, you can increase the amount of cocoa powder in your smoothie.
BANANAS: You can add frozen or fresh bananas to this shake, depending on what you have on hand. Frozen bananas tend to be slightly sweeter than fresh bananas.
How To Make A Coffee Smoothie
All the ingredients will come together in just a few minutes in your blender. Let’s get started.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
This recipe makes two drinks. You can easily double or half the recipe to adjust the number of servings, although we’d recommend keeping the cocoa powder measurement as is.
STEP ONE: Add the cold coffee, milk, frozen banana, honey, cacao powder, and ice cubes to a blender.
If you choose to use the cacao powder, just be aware that if you are caffeine sensitive, it may be better to cut the powder to 1 teaspoon or use 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.
STEP TWO: Pulse a few times to get the blender blades going, then blend for 20 to 30 seconds until smooth.
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.
STEP THREE: Pour into two 16-ounce glasses. Garnish with canned whipped cream if desired.
How To Serve A Banana Coffee Smoothie
This iced coffee banana smoothie is the perfect way to start your day.
Coffee Banana Smoothie Storage
IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER: This breakfast drink is meant to be enjoyed when made and won’t keep for any length of time in the fridge or freezer.
You Will Love This Creamy Coffee Smoothie With Banana
If you are a coffee lover and are looking for a different way to feed your java habit, add this tasty smoothie to your morning routine. Not only will you get your caffeine fix, but it is filling enough to serve as breakfast too!
Coffee Breakfast Smoothie FAQs
Our easy coffee smoothie recipe is meant to be made when you are ready to enjoy it and won’t keep in the fridge for later.
Any type of milk, including oat, almond, or coconut milk, would be a great option in this breakfast smoothie.
Any coffee that you enjoy drinking daily would be tasty in this smoothie.
Cacao and cocoa powder are very similar, with the main difference being how it is processed.
In terms of taste, cacao powder tends to have a bitter taste, while cocoa powder is often alkalized during processing (or Dutch-processed) to reduce acidity and bitterness.
To freeze bananas, peel them first. You can leave the banana whole, or slice it in half. Then arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for about 1 to 2 hours until they’re completely frozen. Transfer the frozen bananas to a freezer-safe bag labeled with the date.
To thicken up a smoothie, you can add frozen fruit, yogurt, nut butter, or ice cubes.
It is generally not recommended to blend coffee grounds into a smoothie or consume raw coffee grounds. They have a gritty and coarse texture that may not blend well in a smoothie.
Coffee grounds are also not easily digestible and may cause an upset stomach if consumed in their raw form.
Finally, coffee grounds are known for their strong and bitter taste. Incorporating them directly into a smoothie without proper extraction or brewing can result in an overwhelming and unpleasant taste.
Adding ice to smoothies is a great way to thicken them up and cool them down.
Adding ice to a smoothie will help give it a thicker texture.
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Banana Coffee Smoothie
- 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.
- If you are looking for a stronger coffee flavor, try 2 shots of espresso rather than regular coffee.
- This recipe makes two drinks. You can easily double or half the recipe to adjust the number of servings, although we’d recommend keeping the cocoa powder measurement as is.
- If you choose to use the cacao powder, just be aware that if you are caffeine sensitive, it may be better to cut the powder to 1 teaspoon or use 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.
- 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.