Coffee Smoothie

Coffee Smoothie Recipe
Coffee Smoothie Recipe
photo by Well of Health

This recipe should taste like a Starbucks Coffee Frappucino with a hint of frozen bananas. The type of coffee you use shouldn't matter, feel free to experiment with your own flavors and brands. Our coffee smoothie recipe is one of the only recipes we have that has a significant amount of caffeine, so you'll get the benefits of increased mental focus without all the guilt of spending 5 dollars at Starbucks!

Ingredients: 
1 cup of coffee (choose any brand you prefer)
1/2 cup of soy milk (or dairy milk or Coffee Mate)
1 whole scoop of chocolate protein powder (1/8 cup) (optional ingredient for more protein)
1 banana (preferably frozen)
6 cubes of ice
Instructions: 
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender in order of the listed ingredients.
  2. Blend until perfect consistency is achieved.
  3. As a sweeter alternative you can add chocolate syrup, vanilla or chocolate ice cream, sorbet, pudding, or non fat yogurt.
Tips: 
For advice on the best blending technique read our How to Make a Smoothie page.
Rating: 

Average: 4.2 (68 votes)

Preparation Overview
Prep Time: 4 mins.
Blend Time: 2 mins.
Total Time: 6 mins.
Yield: This recipe makes 2 servings, equal to 24 oz.
Nutrition Summary
Serving Size: 12 oz
Calories: 147
Protein: 13.3 grams
Fat: 2.3 grams
Carbs: 19.3 grams
*data is for 1 serving
Detailed Nutrition Data
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (372.8 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
147
Calories from Fat
21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.3g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
98mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
19.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
11.2g
Protein
13.3g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 7% • Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Comments

great recipe!!

In the recipe for making the coffee smoothie it say's "1 cup of coffee " does that mean put a cup of coffee beans in the blender, or make a cup of coffee? And if make a cup of coffee how so?

Hi Adrian, that is a great question. A cup of coffee in this recipe means that it should be normal brewed coffee, and the specific volume should be 1 measuring cup. A recommendation here may be to brew a large amount all at once. Since it doesn't need to be warm for the smoothie you could then store it in a container in the refrigerator and use it for the whole week. Hope that helps!

If I don't like the combination of coffee and bananas, could I maybe add cranberries? Or craisins? Or conversely , if I eliminate the banana how does that affect the nutrition? Or raspberries....

Hi Lynne, thanks for your question. Yes, you can mix and match any other ingredients. Cranberries would be a great idea, we'll have to test that out ourselves. :) The banana helps thicken the smoothie so the only concern with only using cranberries is that they are mostly skin and juice and it may still be too watery, so I would recommend either freezing them first or adding in additional ice cubes to help thicken the smoothie. Have fun!

We just bought a Vitamix blender and one of the recipes I tried called for instant coffee granules... We ended up buying some of the single serve coffee sleeves and putting those in... Worked like a charm. mG

I tried with unflavored protein and cacao powder - This drink really gives u a jolt - so beware to those who don't normally drink coffee or ingest caffeine.

Here's a great variation! I used 3 shots of fresh expresso, frozen, with 1% dairy milk (almond milk would be good), 1 envelope Vega brand Choc-O-Lot powder, and five ice cubes.

I just made this with canned coconut milk. DELISH! Thanks for the recipe!

I tried with unflavored whey protein powder, raw organic cacao nibs, flax seeds, a single pack of taster's choice, a single pack coffee mate, 1 frozen banana and 1 cup of water. Man, this smoothie is a eye opener!!!!....YUMMY!!!!!

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