Healthy Coffee Smoothie

Love a refreshing and healthy coffee smoothie recipe? Made with espresso, this drink is full of fueling protein and contains no added sugar.

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Love coffee? Then you’ll absolutely love this frozen treat. 

If you’re a coffee fan and are looking for a healthy Frappuccino, this healthy coffee smoothie with banana is for you. It’s has a mocha espresso flavor and will energize your day!

Bonus: This healthy coffee breakfast smoothie contains no added sugar but plenty of health-helping nutrients. 

This coffee smoothie recipe is what I call a healthier Starbucks Frappuccino. Recreating a favorite beverage at home is a great way to add in nutrients and skip any unnecessary added sweeteners. Cheers!

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Ingredients

Even as a registered dietitian, I find myself with less and less time to spend in the kitchen—meaning quick and easy recipes are my lifesavers. I often start my mornings with a yummy, protein-filled smoothie to help tide me over till the next meal.

You only need a few ingredients to make this healthy coffee smoothie recipe:

Soy milk and Greek yogurt: The coffee smoothie has a base of Greek yogurt and soy milk, which both supply protein. In fact, the smoothie boasts 24 grams of protein.

Cocoa powder, almond butter, and banana: These ingredients add natural sweetness to the coffee smoothie.

Because you use frozen banana in this espressi smoothie, you don’t need any ice cubes.

Espresso: What’s a coffee smoothie recipe without coffee?

Helpful kitchen tools

These items make it easier to blend up a healthy coffee smoothie recipe:

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Step-by-step instructions

To make this healthy coffee smoothie recipe, all you have to do is add the ingredients to a blender. Then blend and serve!

This smoothie that tastes like dessert but isn’t! Instead of heading to Starbucks for a Frappuccino with all the sugar in the world, make this frozen coffee drink with no added sugar at all. T

his drink gets you all the sweetness with naturally good-for-you ingredients like banana and unsweetened cocoa powder.

A grande Mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream from Starbucks contains 61 grams of sugar, and much of that is added sugar! This espresso smoothie contains about a third of that, 22 grams of sugar, and all of that comes from natural sources such as dairy.

I hope you enjoy this coffee smoothie with banana as much as I do!

Recipe FAQ

Can you put ground coffee in a smoothie?

You absolutely can add ground coffee to a smoothie. Instant coffee tends to blend better into a smoothie. The other option is to add brewed espresso, as in this healthy coffee smoothie recipe. This is essentially concentrated coffee,

Do banana and coffee go together?

Banana and coffee go together super well. They taste delicious in this coffee smoothie recipe.

How do you add caffeine to a smoothie?

To add caffeine to a smoothie, you can blend in espresso, such as in this coffee smoothie recipe. You can also add instant coffee grinds to a smoothie, or you can blend in culinary grade matcha powder.

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Healthy Coffee Smoothie

Love a refreshing and healthy coffee smoothie recipe? Made with espresso, this drink is full of fueling protein and contains no added sugar.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 367 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Blend ingredients together, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 24gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 704mgFiber: 6gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 342IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 364mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Coffee, Smoothie
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I’d love to hear from you! Let me know how you’re enjoying this healthy coffee smoothie recipe. What are your favorite ways to add coffee and espresso to recipes?

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  1. So, I’m just looking for clarification on how the espresso is added into this smoothie. Are you brewing it before adding it or directly adding the ground coffee into the smoothie? Thanks!