This frozen coffee smoothie will give anyone a wakeup call in the most delightful way. In fact, waking up has never been so delicious.
Since it’s frozen, you might know it as a coffee shake. Whatever you want to call it, it’s delicious and filling.
If you don’t have regular brewed coffee, you can make an instant coffee smoothie. Since there are so many other delicious ingredients, you won’t be able to tell the difference.
I made this with regular strong coffee, but you can use a shot of espresso instead.
In fact, an espresso smoothie tastes just as good. However, you might be surprised that it doesn’t have more caffeine.
Delicious Breakfast Smoothie
There’s nothing like the blend of coffee and other ingredients to rev your engines for the day. It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t love breakfast.
All you have to do is toss the ingredients into the blender, turn it on, and you have nourishment to get you through the morning.
You can even put it in your to-go cup and take it with you.
The mixture of coffee, banana, peanut butter, oatmeal, and other yummy ingredients puts a smile on my face.
You can either make this a standalone breakfast or enjoy something to eat along with it.
These banana nut muffins make the perfect accompaniment.
It’s also good with this veggie omelet.
If you have time to sit down and enjoy a more leisurely breakfast, try this breakfast Tater Tot casserole.
You might also enjoy this scrumptious cheesy grits casserole, a delightfully southern dish that you can actually serve any time of day.
Nutrition in a Coffee Breakfast Smoothie
You can feel good about drinking a coffee smoothie first thing in the morning because it’s loaded with nutrition. Peanut butter is packed with protein and healthy fats.
The banana has vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health.
Oats contain antioxidants and fiber that assists in lowering your cholesterol.
Studies have shown that coffee is actually better for you than we originally thought.
According to Medical News Today, some of the potential benefits of drinking moderate amounts of coffee include protection against liver disease, some types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and type-2 diabetes.
Coffee Smoothie Ingredients
You’ll need strong coffee, milk, a banana, peanut butter, uncooked oatmeal, crushed ice, and honey.
Instead of the crushed ice, you may use frozen cubes of coffee for a stronger coffee flavor.
If you want to make it pretty, add whipped cream, cinnamon, and a cherry.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make a Coffee Smoothie
Put the coffee, milk, banana, peanut butter, oatmeal, ice, and honey in a blender or NutriBullet.
Turn it on and blend until all of the ingredients mix together to form a smooth consistency.
If you don’t want your drink to be frozen, either cut back on the ice or use steaming hot coffee.
I like for mine to be cold to the point of almost frozen. But it’s completely up to you and your personal taste.
Dress Up Your Coffee Smoothie
It’s always nice to make your food and drinks look nice, so add a little whipped cream and either cinnamon or a cherry.
Or you can add both. It’s your smoothie, so make it like you want it.
Are you a chocoholic? You can also add chocolate syrup or chocolate chips and make it a chocolate coffee smoothie.
You can also add vanilla or any of your favorite flavorings to suit your personal taste.
Delicious Any Time
You can enjoy this coffee smoothie any time of day or night.
However, I recommend switching to decaf in the afternoon or evening. Or you may find it difficult to go to sleep.
While some people can go right to sleep after drinking caffeine, my system is sensitive to it.
If I drink coffee after a certain time of day, I can’t doze off at night.
At least decaf coffee doesn’t affect me that way, so I don’t have to do without. And honestly, I can’t tell the difference in the taste of the smoothie.
If you’re having people over for coffee, surprise them with coffee smoothies. Serve them with this chocolate walnut pie, and everyone will be happy.
See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday and Weekend Potluck.
Other Things You Can Add to a Coffee Smoothie
Don’t feel that you have to stick to the basic recipe. Since this is your drink, experiment with other flavors you love.
Adding a splash of mint sounds good to me. Or as I mentioned above, you can try it with some chocolate syrup … because you can.
If you have an allergy or you don’t care for peanuts, you can use whatever nut butter you prefer.
Some of the other ones you might want to experiment with are almond butter or sun butter (made with sunflower seeds).
Or you can leave out the nut butter and make a banana coffee shake. Use protein powder to add more protein if you want it.
More Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love
We enjoy a variety of smoothies. Here are some of our favorites:
Mango Smoothie – This one is fruity, delicious, and nutritious!
Pineapple Smoothie – Get ready for the flavors of a tropical vacation! So yum!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – Enjoy the taste of the holidays year-round!
Wake up with this delicious and nutritious coffee smoothie.
- 1 cup of strong coffee (brewed or made with instant coffee)
- 1 cup of milk (regular, almond, or coconut)
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey (use more or less based on sweetness desired)
- 1/2 cup of uncooked oatmeal
- 1 cup of crushed ice (or coffee ice cubes if you want stronger coffee flavor)
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Maraschino cherry (optional)
- Put the coffee, milk, banana, peanut butter, oatmeal, honey, and crushed ice into a blender and blend until the mixture is creamy.
- Pour into two glasses or tumblers. Add the whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon, and top with a cherry. Enjoy!
You can also make this with almond butter or sun butter instead of peanut butter. If you want to experiment with other flavors, some you might want to consider are chocolate syrup, mint flavoring, or hazelnut.
Make your drink to suit your own personal taste. There’s also nothing wrong with switching it up every now and then, according to your mood.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 335Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 12mgSodium 146mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 5gSugar 18gProtein 11g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
Wednesday 19th of April 2023
We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 636 this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope that you will come back to see us soon! Miz Helen
Susan Chapman Sikes
Thursday 6th of April 2023
This sounds amazing!
Thursday 6th of April 2023
Thank you, Susan. It really is delicious, and it's a filling on-the-go breakfast that's so satisfying!
Wednesday 25th of March 2020
Yum, this is perfect on the go snack for me! Have a healthy and safe spring, Kippi
Sunday 18th of August 2019
OMG, this looks amazing. What a way to get the morning started. Congrats, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party. https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/08/over-moon-linky-party_18.html Hugs, Bev
Sunday 18th of August 2019
Hi Bev! Thank you so much! I hope you and your readers enjoy it!
Friday 16th of August 2019
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!