This is a guest post from Victoria of How Daily.
Over the years, breakfast smoothies have gained popularity amongst people around the world for being healthy and a good source of energy.
For most of us, coffee is a morning staple that we can’t live without. Combine that with superfoods (in a smoothie blender) and you will have a healthy drink that will not only give you an energy boost but will provide you with essential nutrients.
It’s just as easy as 1-2-3, and tasty too!
This smoothie recipe combines coffee with banana, coconut milk, and flax seeds. There is no dairy in this recipe, making it vegan as well. This recipe is also sugar free but you could always add some honey for a sweeter taste.
As you may already know, in addition to giving boost of energy, coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants. It also boosts your fiber intake and cuts out muscle pain as well as many other benefits.
This coffee smoothie will wake you up mentally and physically, and fill you with a bunch of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
This smoothie recipe is made with cold coffee. If your machine has a timer, set it to automatically brew an hour before your usual wake-up time. It should be cool off enough by the time you’re ready to make your smoothie.
If your coffee maker doesn’t have a timer, then either place your coffee cup into an icy cold water bath for 10-15 minutes or place it in the freezer until it’s cooled down.
If you want a creamy dairy version of this recipe instead, switch out the coconut milk for plain kefir or milk. Kefir is a protein rich probiotic milk-based beverage that is 99% lactose free. It is less thick than yogurt with similar benefits and nutrients.
This recipe also uses flax seed but if you don’t have any you can substitute with chia seeds. Both add fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. They also act as thickening agents to give the smoothie more body.
Creamy Coffee Smoothie Recipe with Bananas, Coconut Milk and Flax Seeds
This recipe makes 3 smaller servings or 2 larger ones.
- 8oz cool coffee
- 8oz chilled coconut milk (I keep several of these cans in the fridge so I always have chilled coconut milk)
- 1 ripe bananas (frozen prefer)
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds or flax meal
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp cocoa powder (optional)
- 4 to 6 ice cubes (optional)
Cut the banana into 1” chunks.
Make sure your coffee is cool before making the smoothie.
Using a smoothie blender, add all the ingredients: banana, coffee, coconut milk, flax, cinnamon and cocoa powder.
Pulse a few times. If you’re adding ice, add it now.
Pulse a few more times and blend until smooth.
Transfer it to your favorite mug and enjoy!
If you’re making this and heading out, place it in an insulated bottle so it remains cool. I love this insulated coffee mug.
The great thing about this recipe is that it will give you that energy boost and it tastes amazing. Perfect for us moms!
Victoria Giang is a home cooking mom and a food blogger. She loves to share her recipes and culinary tips from her diversified experience of multi-cuture. Concocting smoothie recipes is one of her spare time hobbies. Check out her blog for more recipes.
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