Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

by | Jan 3, 2019 | All, Breakfast & Brunch, No-Booze Drinks

Protein-packed and full of coffee flavor, this Easy Coffee Smoothie makes breakfast a snap!

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It’s no secret that I am a coffee lover, and my day is not complete unless it starts with coffee in some way, shape or form.

And even though I’m an early riser, I don’t always have time to leisurely sip on coffee and eat a good breakfast. But this Easy Coffee Smoothie combines the best of both worlds in one and helps me jumpstart my day.

Is there anyone else who makes a pot of coffee in the morning and not drink the whole thing? That isn’t always the case with me, especially since I have my new favorite coffee machine, the Technivorm Moccamaster. It brews right into the carafe and stays hot ALL day. How is that for an amazing coffee maker?

But on those days I do have coffee leftover, I pop it in the fridge and make a batch of these Easy Coffee Smoothies.

Tips to make the best coffee smoothies

  1. A good blender. Now I know not everyone can splurge on a top-tier blender, but I highly suggest you save up your pennies because they make a huge difference in how quickly you can pull together a batch of smoothies.
  2. Make sure you start with your favorite coffee. The coffee flavor is prevalent, so don’t use anything you wouldn’t drink on its own.
  3. Freeze bananas in individual freezer bags and you don’t need to worry about having one on hand. If you don’t use a frozen banana your smoothie will be thin and soupy. Like even thicker smoothies? Add a few extra ice cubes.
  4. Use whatever sweetener you prefer. I love the flavor the agave syrup adds, but feel free to use your favorite.
  5.  This vanilla protein powder is our current favorite. Adding protein powder to smoothies is an easy way to increase your protein intake during the day. I always feel fuller longer when I add more protein to my diet. We’ve tried a number of them but keep coming back to this one. It’s organic, too!

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Can I make these smoothies ahead of time?

Absolutely! Simply make a batch of these smoothies and freeze in individual containers. Place the smoothie in the fridge the night before and your smoothie is ready to go in the morning. Breakfast doesn’t get much easier!

So embrace your busy mornings and take breakfast off your list of things to get done. This Easy Coffee Smoothie recipe can be made ahead of time and combines breakfast with my favorite morning beverage all into one.

I’d say that’s a win-win all around.

TOp down image of easy coffee smoothie recipe in a high ball glass on a dark background. Garnished with coffee beans and a straw.

Smoothies are a perfect way to start your day! Check out some of our other favorites:

Easy Banana Spinach Protein Smoothie – Garnish with Lemon®

Vegan Banana Matcha Smoothie – Food Faith Fitness

Banana Bread Smoothie – Gimme Some Oven

Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie – The Lemon Bowl

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie – Garnish with Lemon®

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Yield: 1 serving

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

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Jump start your day the easy way with this Coffee Smoothie Recipe!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup coffee, cooled
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup ice


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more ice if thicker consistency is desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

12 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 4gSugar: 30gProtein: 30g

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    Oooh, sooo tasty! I don’t drink coffee anymore, but I’d be ALL over this amazing smoothie!

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      It’s such a great smoothie! I even freeze some so I always have them ready to go!

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      Couldn’t agree more! Perfect breakfast for college kids! 🙂

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    This is something I totally need to make!! Coffee + smoothie – the perfect breakfast!

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      Best of both worlds!

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      Thanks, Trish!

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    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! Great way to get my coffee in:)

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    We usually do not do smoothies as there is so much sugar involved but you have taken it to another level. Love the coffee addition as well as the banana! YUM!

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    I love smoothies, but I always feel so weird making them in the morning while I”m still drinking my coffee (which is not optional – ha!) This solves everything!

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    This is a fantastic smoothie! To cut time on cooling I make the coffee and freeze them into cubes then store them in baggies until needed. Cocoa powder is also a wonderful addition

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    If you don’t have agave on hand what can be usd as a substitute?

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      You can easily replace the agave with honey or maple syrup!

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    I am on a serious protein diet to lose weight. I know coffee raises your metabolism. I love SMOOTHIES so I can not wait to make a coffee smoothie. Thank you for sharing!


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