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Coffee banana smoothie – healthy grab-and-go breakfast

2 April 2019 (Last Updated: 9 April 2019)

This delicious coffee banana smoothie is super tasty and very fulfilling. If you don’t have time for breakfast before work, this is something for you! You just have to combine all the ingredients in a blender, pulse until smooth and creamy and take the smoothie with you. It’s coffee and breakfast in one!

Coffee banana smoothie

What goes in coffee banana smoothie?

The basic version of this coffee smoothie is made with espresso, banana, oats, milk and is sweetened with maple syrup. To make it taste even better you can add cocoa, almond butter and cinnamon.

I buy ready-made almond butter, which is a smooth paste made from roasted almonds, it’s delicious and versatile. You can add it to any smoothie or oatmeal, it‘s also included in my healthy chocolate pudding recipe. It can also be very easily made at home, but if you don‘t have a powerful blender/food processor, it will be difficult to achieve a perfectly smooth consistency.

ingredients for coffee banana smoothie on a table

How to make a coffee smoothie:

– Pour espresso over oats. If you don‘t have a coffee machine you need to add 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee (depending on how strong coffee you drink) to 4 tablespoons of boiling water, then stir in the oats. Now, you can add the rest of the ingredients, or if you have time, leave the oats in coffee for about 15 minutes to soften. This way, the smoothie will have a creamier consistency.

– Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until creamy and smooth. If you don‘t have a powerful blender, it‘s possible that the smoothie will be just a little clumpy (the oats), but it will still taste very good. Alternatively, leave the oats in coffee overnight.

– On hot summer days, you can freeze the banana first to get amazing chilling coffee smoothie.

– This smoothie can be made the day before. In the morning you will need to add some more milk, because oats absorb the liquid and smoothie will be too thick.

This coffee banana smoothie is healthy, super creamy and naturally:

– vegetarian, or can be made vegan/dairy-free, if you use vegetable milk (almond milk would be best)

– very nutritious

– gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats)

– refined sugar-free

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Coffee banana smoothie – healthy grab-and-go breakfast

If you don’t have time for breakfast before work, this is something for you! Thanks to banana and oats, this smoothie is also very fulfilling.
Prep Time 5 minutes
soaking the oats (optional) 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 479kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

basic recipe:

  • 60 ml espresso 4 tablespoons, or instant coffee
  • 4 tablespoons oats
  • 1 banana
  • ¾ cup milk you can use vegetable milk, almond milk is best
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

optional but recommended:

  • 1 teaspoon cocoa unsweetened
  • 1 heaping teaspoon almond butter
  • a large pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add the oats and espresso to a blender container. You can add now the rest of the ingredients, or if you have time, leave the oats with coffee for about 15 minutes to soften (it will be easier to puree the smoothie).
  • Add all the other ingredients and pulse until smooth.

Notes

If you don‘t have a coffee machine, combine 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee (depending on how strong coffee you drink) with 4 tablespoons boiling water, then stir in the oats. Make ahead: you can make this smoothie the day before. In the morning you will need to add some more milk, because oats absorb the liquid and smoothie will be too thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine international
Keyword coffee banana smoothie, coffee smoothie

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