Breakfast and Brunch/ Drink/ No Booze Drinks

Coffee Smoothie with Banana and Oats

February 26, 2020

Last Updated on by

This breakfast coffee smoothie is made with oats and banana and is a high protein and fiber drink. Made with no added artificial sugar, this drink is easy to make vegan and is ready in 5 minutes. Perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast or a post workout drink, and can be made with instant or brewed coffee. 

A glass with a smoothie next to ground coffee and oats on a board

If you’re like me and need a coffee to get going in the morning, but also need to find time for a hearty breakfast, this smoothie is perfect for you! This coffee smoothie is packed full of natural healthy ingredients to keep you going til lunch.

Even though I like my booze, I also have a tonne of healthy no booze drinks recipes when it’s too early for a glass of wine 😉

Ingredients For This Breakfast Smoothie

  • Coffee: Use your favorite coffee, you can use instant or brewed.
  • Milk: Use your milk of choice, I use dairy but you can use plant based if you prefer.
  • Oats: Use quick oats as they blend in better. If you are gluten-free, use GF certified oats.
  • Banana: Freeze your banana before you blend it. It should be slightly overripe for the best flavor
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and helps to thicken the smoothie.
  • Honey: Optional if you like your smoothie to be a little sweeter, or substitute it with the sweetener of your choice.

How To Make This Coffee Smoothie

Making this smoothie is as simple as one, two three…!

  1. Place all of the ingredients into your blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour and enjoy!

Three shots to show how to make the smoothie

How to make this smoothie vegan

This smoothie is dead easy to make plant based with just a couple of changes:

  • Milk: Use a plant based milk such as oat, almond, soy or coconut.
  • Sweetener: If you do want to add extra sweetness to this coffee smoothie, swap the honey for maple or agave nectar.

A high protein breakfast smoothie

This smoothie has a whopping 20g of protein in it, for those not in the know, that’s a tonne. The recommended amount of protein for a woman each day is 46g, so you are well on your way if you start the day with this drink. Because of the high amount of protein, it also makes this smoothie ideal as a post work out drink.

Healthy coffee smoothie recipe

As well as being loaded with protein, this smoothie has also got a good amount of fiber in it, which will help you feeling fuller for longer. It has no added artificial sugar and is made with natural ingredients. The banana and oats adds a tonne of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

Can you make this coffee smoothie ahead of time?

This smoothie is best to drink as soon as it is made. As soon as the banana starts to oxidize it begins to lose it’s nutritional values, so if you can, make it and enjoy asap. If you aren’t able to drink it straight away, store it in an airtight container or cover the glass with plastic wrap and it will keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours. 

A coffee smoothie in a glass on a wooden chopping board

Recipe Tips

  • Use a frozen banana for this smoothie. Using a frozen banana eliminates the need for need for ice which can water down the smoothie.
  • Use over ripe bananas. Smoothies are a great way of using up bananas, if you have bananas that are about to go off, pop the in the freezer and they are great to grab for a smoothie. Over ripe bananas have more natural sweetness as well as more antioxidants.
  • Use warm or cold coffee: You can used brewed coffee or instant, but let it cool before adding it to the mixer, it shouldn’t be boiling hot. If you are in a hurry pop it in the freezer for a few minutes or make it ahead of time.
  • If you do make the smoothie ahead of time, give it a good stir before drinking it because the ingredients may have settled and separated.
  • Optional add ins: If you want to amp your coffee smoothie up a another notch, try adding 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder or a couple of tablespoons of coconut flakes.

More Smoothie Recipes:

I love hearing from you!! If you have tried this yummy coffee smoothie, be sure to scroll down, give it a star rating and let me know what you thought!

For more tasty treats, food inspiration and fun, be sure to follow me on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Pinterest – come say hi!

Close up of a coffee smoothie

Coffee Smoothie with Banana and Oats

This breakfast coffee smoothie is made with oats and banana and is a high protein and fiber drink. Perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast and can be made with instant or brewed coffee.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 large smoothie or 2 smaller ones
Calories: 458kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.

Notes

  • Use a frozen banana for this smoothie. Using a frozen banana eliminates the need for need for ice which can water down the smoothie.
  • Use over ripe bananas. Smoothies are a great way of using up bananas, if you have bananas that are about to go off, pop the in the freezer and they are great to grab for a smoothie. Over ripe bananas have more natural sweetness as well as more antioxidants.
  • Use warm or cold coffee: You can used brewed coffee or instant, but let it cool before adding it to the mixer, it shouldn't be boiling hot. If you are in a hurry pop it in the freezer for a few minutes or make it ahead of time.
  • If you do make the smoothie ahead of time, give it a good stir before drinking it because the ingredients may have settled and separated.
  • Optional add ins: If you want to amp your coffee smoothie up a another notch, try adding 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder or a couple of tablespoons of coconut flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 1050mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 362mg | Iron: 2mg
Tried this recipe? Pin it today!Mention @SlowTheCookDown or tag #SlowTheCookDown!

You Might Also Like

3 Comments

  • Reply
    Healthy World Cuisine
    March 19, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    5 stars
    Betty this is a fantastic idea! We have everything in the house to make this so we just whipped up a batch in less than 5 minutes. So delicious. We had to substitute out a coconut based yogurt due to dairy issues. It was perfect for a get up and get going kind of morning!

  • Reply
    Renana
    February 29, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    It looks delish! What would you replace the yogurt for a vegan version?

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      February 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Renana! You could use a dairy free yogurt like an almond milk based one or a coconut milk yogurt would also work well. It will also still be delicious if you skip it altogether! Enjoy!

    Leave a Reply