Coffee Smoothie

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This simple 4-ingredient coffee smoothie is a delicious breakfast drink. It’s more filling that plain coffee and packed with essential nutrients.

Coffee smoothie in a glass.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Oat milk, black coffee, hemp seeds, and frozen bananas are blended together until creamy to make this refreshing coffee smoothie.
  • The hemp seeds have anti-inflammatory fats, while the bananas are rich in filling fiber.
  • Ready in just 5 minutes, this energizing, dairy-free smoothie is perfect for busy mornings.

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5 Coffee Smoothie Health Benefits

1. Enhances Feeling of Fullness

Bananas are rich sources of fiber, a nutrient that reduces hunger. It increases satiety, or fullness, because it’s digested slowly. This means it stays in the body for a long time. Hemp seeds also have some protein, which contributes to satiety.

2. Boosts Energy

Feeling hungry can make you feel tired and sluggish. But thanks to the satiating effect of bananas and hemp seeds, this smoothie can give you a boost.

Also, coffee contains caffeine. This is a substance that stimulates the body and mind, giving you energy.

3. Supports Digestion

Getting enough fiber is key for healthy digestion. It keeps you regular and reduces the risk of digestive issues. This smoothie is a good source of fiber thanks to the banana.

4. Manages Cholesterol Levels

Banana, which is used in this smoothie, is a heart-healthy food. It has soluble fiber, a type of fiber that reduces high cholesterol. High cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease, so it’s important to control it.

5. Reduces Inflammation

Over time, too much inflammation can lead to disease. Examples include heart disease and diabetes. Hemp seeds can help lower the risk. They’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory in the body.

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Ingredient Notes

Coffee smoothie ingredients.
  • Oat milk: Oat milk tastes great with banana but feel free to use other types of milk, like dairy milk or almond milk.
  • Cold black coffee: Use brewed coffee that has been chilled or use cold brew. Avoid using hot coffee or coffee with added ingredients like cream and sugar.
  • Hemp seeds: Hemp seeds give the smoothie extra thickness and a slight nutty flavor.
  • Frozen banana: Frozen banana will make the drink cold without having to use ice, which can water down the drink. It also adds some natural sweetness.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Optional Add-Ins

Extracts: If you want to add extra flavor without changing the smoothie’s texture, try adding ½ teaspoon of almond or vanilla extract.

Butters: Coffee and nutty flavors are delicious together. To enjoy the combination in this smoothie, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of nut or seed butter. Aside from adding flavor, they have anti-inflammatory fats and a bit of protein.

Protein powder: To bulk up your smoothie and make it more filling, add protein powder. You can use chocolate, vanilla, or unflavored protein powder. The add-in will turn your smoothie into a post-workout snack. That’s because protein power is a supplement that supports exercise recovery.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Pour oat milk into the blender. Add coffee.

For the smoothest texture, add liquids first.

Step 2: Add hemp seeds then frozen bananas.

The hardest and heaviest ingredients should go in last.

Step 3: Blend until smooth. Start on low speed, then increase to high.

Step 4: Pour into a cup. Serve immediately.

Blender Tips

Chop fruits before freezing.

Before making a coffee smoothie, you’ll need to freeze a banana first. Never put a whole frozen banana in your blender. Instead, slice the banana into coins or chunks first.

The chunks can be about the size of an apple wedge if you have a more powerful blender.

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Begin with liquids.

The secret to a perfect smoothie is to load ingredients in a certain order. Start with lightest and softest ingredients. This includes liquids, liquid sweeteners, and add-ins like powders and nut butters.

After the light ingredients, add leafy greens and fresh fruit. Hard and heavy ingredients, like ice and frozen fruit, should go in last.

Avoid blending on low for too long.

Blend on high speed for most of the recipe. This will keep your motor cool. If you blend on low for too long, the motor will overheat.

Rotate ingredients with a tamper.

A tamper is a tool that’s included with most blender models. It’s designed to be inserted through the lid while the blades are moving. Move the tamper around the container, in a circle, hitting all 4 sides. This allows you to move ingredients toward the blades, helping remove air pockets.

Use a blade scraper.

An easy way to avoid wasting smoothie is to use a blade scraper. This tool lets you remove leftover smoothie underneath the blender’s blades. You can also use a mini spatula.

Expert Tips

  • For the best texture and sweetness, use a ripe banana. Look for one with a yellow peel and some brown spots.
  • To make at thicker smoothie, use extra banana slices or a few ice cubes.
  • If you want to thin the smoothie, add a bit of oat milk and blend for 10 seconds.
  • You can sweeten this recipe by adding 1 tablespoon or a chopped and pitted Medjool date.
  • Use more coffee (¾ cup) and less oat milk (¼ cup) for a smoothie with more caffeine.
  • Refrigerate leftover smoothie in a glass jar. Make sure it has an airtight lid to keep it fresh. Drink it within 1 or 2 days.
Coffee smoothie in a glass.

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Coffee Smoothie

Author: Jee Choe
Start with your day with an energy-boosting coffee smoothie. Creamy and naturally sweet, this 4-ingredient recipe takes just 5 minutes to prepare.
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Total Time5 minutes
Yield 1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
  

  • ½ cup oat milk
  • ½ cup cold black coffee
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 ½ cup frozen bananas (sliced)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put oat milk, coffee, hemp seeds, and banana into a blender. Secure lid.
    Place ingredients into the blender in the order listed.
  • Blend until smooth.
    Start the blender on LOW speed for 10 seconds. Increase speed to HIGH for a full minute.
  • Pour smoothie into a cup. Serve immediately.

EQUIPMENT

NOTES

  • Oat milk tastes great with banana but feel free to use other types of milk, like dairy milk or almond milk.
  • Use brewed coffee that has been chilled or use cold brew. Avoid using hot coffee or coffee with added ingredients like cream and sugar.
  • For the best texture and sweetness, use a ripe banana. Look for one with a yellow peel and some brown spots.
  • You can sweeten this recipe by adding 1 tablespoon date syrup or a chopped and pitted Medjool date.
  • Use more coffee (¾ cup) and less oat milk (¼ cup) for a smoothie with more caffeine.
  • Refrigerate leftover smoothie in a glass jar. Make sure it has an airtight lid to keep it fresh. Drink it within 1 or 2 days.

NUTRITION

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 468IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 4mg
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