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Breakfast Coffee Smoothie

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This Breakfast Coffee Smoothie is your morning meal on-the-go with everything you need to get you going - coffee, oats, banana, milk and protein powder.

  • Author: Yumna Jawad
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It’s breakfast on-the-go with everything you need – coffee, oats, banana, milk and protein powder. Ain’t nobody got time to sit down for a full breakfast everyday! When I know I have a busy morning, I love to put all the ingredients of this Breakfast Coffee Smoothie in a blender at night, store it in the fridge, and then give it a whirl in the morning! It’s easy, convenient and full of fuel!

Close-up shot of the breakfast coffee smoothie glasses

How to Make Breakfast Coffee Smoothie

I basically started making this smoothie when I found myself on many mornings holding my thermal with coffee, a granola bar and a banana. And I thought, I need to just blend everything into a drink! And so became this breakfast coffee smoothie! Here’s what you need to make it: cold brew coffee, milk (of any kind), banana, rolled oats, protein powder (of any kind, but actually optional) and a little cacao and cinnamon for sweetness.

The cacao and cinnamon give it a wonderful sweet flavor, and you’ll love sipping on this on your drive to work or school in bliss.

Ingredients needed to make a Breakfast Coffee Smoothie - includes cold brew coffee, milk, banana, oats, protein powder and cinnamon

I put everything in the Vitamix blender and then just give it a whirl.

Ingredients getting added to the Vitamix blender to make a breakfast coffee smoothie

I use the smoothie function, so I can run it for a minute without having to watch the blender while I help the kids get ready for school.

Breakfast coffee smoothie getting blended in the VItamix

Normally, this is just for one serving, so I pour it all in a to-g0 cup and I’m out the door. I decided to make it pretty for you guys and show you the color and smooth texture through these clear glasses.

Pouring the breakfast coffee smoothie into one empty glass with another glass next to it and the Vitamix machine in the background

It’s smooth, silky and rich. It actually tastes like morning dessert because of the cacao, but there’s no sugar added and it has a whopping 27 grams of protein! Say hello to your new burst of morning energy!!

Why is Protein Important in the Morning?

So, why do you need protein in the morning? Protein can actually help your body wake up properly in the morning with the right amount of energy your body needs. In fact, if you combine protein with carbs (rolled oats and banana), it actually helps you slow down digestion of your breakfast, meaning you’ll have energy to carry you through your morning without being starved before its lunch time.

This is why many studies show that eating more protein can actually help you eat less calories in your day. Exactly how much protein your body needs is completely dependent though on your own body, lifestyle and eating habits. But don’t skip the protein in the morning, even when you’re on-the-go and late for whatever!

It can’t be hard to miss though when it looks like this…and tastes like dessert!

Final shot of the breakfast coffee smoothie divided into two clear glasses - sitting on a wooden board

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Breakfast Coffee Smoothie recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

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This post was originally published on October 19, 2016. It has been updated to include new photos, process shots and a video of me making the breakfast coffee smoothie!

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Final shot of the breakfast coffee smoothie divided into two clear glasses - sitting on a wooden board
Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This Breakfast Coffee Smoothie is your morning meal on-the-go with everything you need to get you going - coffee, oats, banana, milk and protein powder.

Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beverages
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 377 kcal
  • 1 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  1. Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend under desired consistency. Enjoy immediately

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in a mason jar with a lid. It will last for 24 hours, but I recommend drinking it immediately after making it. If the smoothie settles while in the fridge, just use a fork to mix everything together again.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe. You can leave out the protein powder if you'd like. You can also leave use any kind of milk you'd like. Any other substitutes, just ask me 🙂

Equipment: I make my smoothies in my Vitamix. It has a "smoothie" button so it does all the work for me until the ingredients are well blended

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Potassium 817mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 22g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Vitamin C 12.4%
Calcium 30.2%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    October 2, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Chocolate smoothie. Breakfast and desert. Yummy

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