Smoothies can be a convenient and healthy option when you’re on-the-go in the morning, but if you’re a coffee lover, you’re more likely to grab a cup of joe than a green smoothie. With this coffee smoothie recipe, you don’t have to decide between the two because you can enjoy the nutritional benefits of a smoothie while also getting your dose of caffeine in.
A smoothie can be a really simple way to get a filling boost of nutrients like healthy fats and protein, which is exactly what this smoothie provides. Rather than grab a cup of coffee and sugary muffin from your local coffee or just skip breakfast entirely, you can create this coffee smoothie recipe to help you power through your morning.
To create this coffee smoothie, you’ll want to use freshly brewed coffee for optimum flavor. Once the coffee has been brewed, simply add some ice cubes to it to quickly cool it down. If time is an issue and you want to make the coffee ahead of time, you can brew the coffee the evening before, pour it into an ice cube tray, and use the frozen coffee cubes in the smoothie.
The coffee gets blended with coconut milk, peanut butter, a banana, and a little protein powder. Optionally, you can leave out the protein powder and swap in some cocoa powder for a chocolatey touch. The swap could be appropriate if this smoothie is being made as a snack and you’re not as reliant on the protein content to keep you full.
You could also make this coffee smoothie recipe as a healthy alternative to an afternoon treat. If you often find yourself feeling sluggish around 4 pm, and you typically turn to a sweet pick-me-up, this coffee smoothie could be a healthier swap to enjoy.
Coffee Smoothie Recipe
3/4 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 cup cold coffee
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp protein powder
1 tbsp peanut butter
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender and mix until creamy and smooth.
Notes: You can also swap in cocoa powder instead of the protein powder if you don’t need that much protein or you’re wanting a rich, chocolatey touch.
Recipe adapted from prevention.com