Looking for the perfect on-the-go breakfast? This Loaded Coffee Smoothie is a coffee lover’s dream come true. Packed with whole grains, fruit, protein, and (the best part) coffee, it has everything you need to get out the door and fully functioning in just 5 minutes!
LOADED COFFEE SMOOTHIE FOR BREAKFAST
I got into the whole healthy smoothie thing a few months ago when I moved in with my boyfriend. Suddenly I was making breakfast for two with a time limit of about five minutes, and that’s when I discovered the beauty that is a smoothie. A nutritionist by trade, I like my smoothies to be healthy and energizing, but being a night owl at heart, I needed something that required little to no effort in the morning. So when I came up with this Loaded Coffee Smoothie, I knew I was onto something big.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR A COFFEE SMOOTHIE:
- 1 banana, previously sliced and frozen
- ½ cup (120 mL) strong brewed coffee, chilled
- ½ cup (120 mL) milk (any variety)
- ¼ cup (25 g) rolled oats
- Optional: spoonful of nut butter
You’ll also need a good blender! We use Blendtec, but there are lots of options out there.
The only real forethought required for this recipe is remembering to freeze the banana and brew the coffee the night before. Peel the banana, slice it, and stick it in the freezer. This will be the creamy base to our delicious liquid breakfast. You’ll also need to brew some coffee and set it in the refrigerator to chill. Then in the morning all you have to do to make this delicious coffee smoothie is throw everything into a blender and blitz!
If you’re feeling especially motivated you can throw in a spoonful of your favorite nut butter for a punch of protein and healthy fats, or sprinkle on some shaved chocolate for added decadence. This coffee smoothie balances a deliciously sweet coffee flavor with with a powerfully filling and energizing boost, making it perfect for sipping on slow mornings or slurping down while you’re on the run!