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These coffee smoothies are a healthy way to energize and fuel your morning (or afternoon!).
Looking for some creative and healthy breakfast options? These coffee smoothie recipes are the best, and will give you plenty of ideas ow how to better incorporate coffee into your morning routine.
Some people say that coffee makes the world go ‘round, and I couldn’t agree more. Every morning when my alarm goes off, I immediately think of coffee, which sounds kind of insane, but I know many people are the same way. I love coffee, and if we’re being specific, I really love iced coffee. It’s cool, refreshing and gives me a nice boost of energy.
Coffee smoothies are kind of like a combination between iced coffee and smoothies. The best part is that they’re customizable, meaning there are MANY different ways to incorporate coffee into your grab-and-go breakfast.
When it comes to smoothies, there are a few different coffee options you can use.
Brewed coffee: Using brewed coffee as the liquid in a smoothie is both smart and efficient. Simply brew your normal amount of coffee, let it cool to room temperature then pour it into your blender to use in your smoothie.
Espresso powder: This might be my favorite way to use coffee in a smoothie. Espresso powder tastes amazing and a little bit goes a long way. Try scouting your local grocery store for some, or of course you find some online.
Instant coffee: Instant coffee is a really easy way to add coffee to a smoothie, and similar to the espresso powder, a little bit goes a long way. It’s really easy to find, so grab some next time you’re at the store!
If you see a recipe that calls for one of the above, there’s a good chance you can substitute it for one of the other options if you prefer. But, you may have to play around with the measurements.
HOW TO MAKE A COFFEE SMOOTHIE
Fruit: The most popular fruit to pair with a coffee smoothie is banana. They’re versatile and won’t take away from the coffee flavor. However, you can absolutely substitute something a little more fruity like strawberries or blueberries. Alternatively, you could completely omit the fruit and just use coffee milk and ice (if you want to keep it really simple).
Liquid: If you’re using brewed coffee in a smoothie, that counts as the liquid. However, if you’re using one of the other options, I recommend using milk, because as we all know, milk and coffee go perfectly together. My go-to milk tends to be almond milk, but oat milk would also be delicious (or any milk, really).
Coffee: *see above* You have three main coffee options: brewed coffee, espresso powder OR brewed espresso, or instant coffee.
SO, HERE ARE 10 COFFEE SMOOTHIES TO FUEL YOUR MORNING (OR AFTERNOON!):
Peanut Butter Espresso Smoothie – The Almond Eater
Coconut Mocha Almond Smoothie – The Almond Eater
Cold Brew Protein Smoothie – The Almond Eater
Coffee Turmeric Smoothie – The Almond Eater
Toasted Coconut Espresso Smoothie – The Almond Eater
Coffee Banana Smoothie – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Vanilla Coconut Cashew Latte Smoothie – Running On Real Food
Coffee Protein Smoothie – Gimme Some Oven
Chocolate Coffee Shake – Love and Zest
Chocolate Coffee Smoothie – A Saucy Kitchen