Good Morning Coffee Banana Smoothie
Good Morning! This Coffee Banana Smoothie is what you have been searching for! This delicious cold brew smoothie is packed with coffee, bananas, honey, chia, and almond milk that are filled with protein, vitamins, and antioxidants to boost your immune system.
This coffee smoothie is simple and easy to make and will give you a burst of energy in the morning. Enjoy this tasty and healthy smoothie for breakfast, a snack, or a drink throughout the day to keep your taste buds happy and keep your body moving!
What Is A Coffee Smoothie?
A coffee smoothie is the perfect morning drink to make. A coffee smoothie is a combination of ingredients, one being cold brew to add an extra boost of energy to the smoothie. This Coffee Smoothie Recipe will get you started for the day.
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Is This A Coffee Protein Shake?
Yes, this coffee banana smoothie has protein powder in it. You can also use greek yogurt if you don’t have protein powder. Greek Yogurt is a healthy source of protein for smoothies.
What Can I Use Instead Of Protein Powder?
A good substitution for protein powder is collagen powder or greek yogurt. Greek yogurt can add to the consistency of the smoothie and make it more creamy.
What Is The Difference Between Cold Brew And Iced Coffee?
The most notable difference between cold brew and iced coffee is that cold brew doesn’t need to be heated. Cold Brew is also much smoother and less acidic in flavor.
Can You Use Regular Coffee in a Smoothie?
It is an option to use regular coffee in a smoothie, but it is not one that I would recommend. Smoothies are all about texture and if you are like me, I like a smoothie with a nice smooth and thick texture. If you decide to use coffee, it will alter the texture and you will end up needing more milk to cover the lack of liquid with ground coffee. My preferred coffee to use is cold brew or freshly brewed coffee. But in the end, if you are shooting for a certain texture, you can technically use this method.
The main source of caffeine in this recipe is using Cold Brew. Cold Brew will give that punch of caffeine you need in the morning.
How To Make This Coffee Banana Smoothie Decaf?
There are cold brew options that allow you to pick a decaf version. These are a few cold brew brands that offer decaffeinated coffee:
- Southern Breeze
Tips For Making The Best Coffee Banana Smoothie:
- To avoid any lumps or bumps in your smoothie, make sure, to begin with, liquids first! It is always smart to use a high powdered blender as well to make sure everything gets fully incorporated.
- To keep your smoothie thick, frozen bananas are the best option. If you haven’t gotten any frozen bananas, you can cut some up and chill them for an hour in the freezer.
- If your smoothie becomes too thick, you can just add more coffee/liquid to the smoothie until you have your desired consistency.
- Always make sure to cool down regular brewed coffee before adding it to the smoothie. Room temperature is best!
Can You Make This Coffee Smoothie Ahead Of Time?
I normally prefer to have a fresh smoothie and will always recommend making your coffee smoothies fresh because the flavor and texture are amazing with fresh ingredients.
The one thing I love more than smoothies in the morning is popsicles! You can actually transform your leftover smoothie into popsicles, using popsicle molds, and keep them in the freezer.
Tips For Storing Your Coffee Smoothie:
These are great tips to help you correctly and efficiently store your smoothie:
You will want to make sure to place the smoothie in a glass jar with a lid or keep it in the shaker. It can be stored in the freezer or in the fridge. You don’t want to keep your smoothie standing out too long, but if you do, make sure to mix mix MIX before drinking! Smoothies will oxidate when left out, and although that is not too bad. It will take away a lot of the benefits from the smoothie. Fresh is always best!
Why Do Smoothies Use Bananas?
Bananas are quite the powerhouse when it comes to smoothies. They taste amazing and are packed with incredible vitamins and are naturally fat-free. Some great benefits of bananas are begin high in potassium with a great source of carbs and natural sugars. They are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin A.
Do The Bananas Need To Be Frozen?
Bananas and other fruits in smoothies are preferred to be frozen. The reason for this is that it helps to keep the texture of a smoothie up to par. Keeping the fruits frozen is always the best option.
How To Thicken A Smoothie?
One of the best ways to get a thick, smooth, and delicious coffee smoothie is by using bananas. Frozen bananas will get you the best results in texture for a great smoothie.
If you are a person who doesn’t like the texture or flavor of bananas. I have a great alternative for you so that you can enjoy this recipe as much as the rest of us. You can use 1/2 cup of uncooked rolled oats, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cup of full-fat greek yogurt, or use any other of your favorite frozen fruit that you desire.
How To Make This Smoothie Vegan?
Honey is an ingredient in this recipe and is not vegan. However, if you are needing a vegan substitute, you can use any other these options as a great substitute:
- Yacon Root Syrup
- Barley Malt Syrup
- Brown Rice Syrup
- Maple Syrup
- Agave Nectar
- Coconut Nectar
- Date Paste
Get the full list of ingredients, with measurements, and step-by-step directions at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.
- Almond Milk
- Starbucks Vanilla Latte Cold Brew
- Protein Powder
- Raw Honey
- Ice Cubes
How To Make A Cold Brew Smoothie
This is the easiest and most simple way to get the best smoothie you will ever have. Follow these quick steps to get you the perfect smoothie in minutes.
Step 1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and combine until smooth.
Step 2. Serve and Enjoy!
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Good Morning Coffee Banana Smoothie
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup Starbucks Vanilla Latte Cold Brew or your favorite cold brew
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1/2 tbsp chia
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 cup ice cubes
- In a blender, add the almond milk, Starbucks Vanilla Latte Cold Brew, banana, protein powder, chia, honey, and ice and combine until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy with breakfast or by itself