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This frozen coffee smoothie will give anyone a wakeup call in the most delightful way. In fact, waking up has never been so delicious. There’s nothing like the blend of coffee and other ingredients to rev your engines for the day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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- 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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Amount Per Serving Calories 335 Total Fat 13g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 12mg Sodium 146mg Carbohydrates 48g Fiber 5g Sugar 18g Protein 11g