This 7-Ingredient Healthy Coffee Smoothie Will Make Your Mornings So Much Better

This Healthy Coffee Smoothie recipe is ready in 5 minutes and is so much healthier and tastier than those sugar-filled coffee shop drinks you’re buying.  Coffee, meet smoothie!

Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipe | Ready in 5 minutes, this Healthy Coffee Smoothie is the perfect breakfast recipes for busy mornings | A Sweet Pea Chef

Let’s face it: caffeinated mornings are better than non-caffeinated mornings.

Actually, this is how this coffee smoothie recipe came to be one day.

Let’s discuss how this coffee smoothie came to be:

  • Coffee is great for boosting your energy levels in the morning, but plain coffee can be boring.
  • We all know that stopping for a sugar-filled coffee drink on your way to work is not a good idea.
  • Skipping breakfast is also not a good idea.
  • Plain coffee is not breakfast.
  • Iced coffee is life.

Enter this banana coffee smoothie as a great breakfast option.  It’s like coffee, but even better.

I know: BOLD statement.

BONUS: The smoothie is ready in 5 minutes and is as healthy as it can be.

For now, let’s just enjoy that awesome news. Because breakfast and coffee ready in 5 minutes is golden.

Separated ingredients for the Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipe including coffee, banana, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and almond milk.


Let’s discuss what ingredients you’ll need to make a coffee smoothie.

Here’s what you need:

  • Milk of choice – in this coffee smoothie, I use unsweetened almond milk, but any unsweetened milk will work
  • Banana – half a banana will do the trick, the riper the better for sweetness, and keep it frozen for the best texture
  • Nut Butter – peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter both work great
  • Vanilla – vanilla extract goes great with coffee and makes it taste sweeter, too
  • Coffee!  We use both fresh ground coffee AND brewed, chilled coffee in this recipe.  Because: coffee!
    (My Cleanish Coffee blend is pure perfection for this recipe).
  • Ice – Only needed if you don’t use a frozen banana or you want it s little thicker

Then, once you have all the ingredients gathered, add them to a high speed blender, and blend until smooth.  That’s it — and your perfect morning coffee smoothie is ready to enjoy.

If the smoothie is too thick, you can add either more coffee or milk to loosen.  If your smoothie is too thin, just add in a few ice cubes, and re-blend.  Using a frozen banana wil help keep your smoothie creamy and thick, so it’s always good to have those ready to grab from the freezer.

The ingredients for Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipe added to a blender ready to me mixed.


Here are a few reasons why this coffee banana smoothie sits high on the scale of healthy breakfast smoothies:

  • It’s vegan
  • It’s gluten-free
  • It has 0 processed sugars
  • It has coffee (duh!)
  • It’s super easy and simple

But, that’s just from a high level — let’s dive deeper into WHY the main ingredients are each so good for you, specifically, the coffee, almond milk, banana, and peanut butter.

Is Coffee Healthy?

Coffee increases your energy level, which means drinking coffee = feeling less tired. But I bet you knew that already.  So let’s discuss some other amazing things you should know about coffee.

Coffee is:

  • Low in calories – 1 or 2 calories per 1/2 cup
  • A great source of potassium – 92 mg per 1/2 cup
  • A good source of magnesium – 8 mg per 1/2 cup
  • A rich source of antioxidants
  • A natural headache fighter

Remember: PLAIN coffee is low in calories, and good for you in moderation. Coffee drinks that are high in sugars and fats are not good for you. Not at all.

And did you know that coffee benefits your skin  (IN MODERATION)??  That’s because coffee is a natural constrictor and diuretic so it gets rid of toxins and helps move water throughout your skin. This leads to improved skin appearance. Woohoo!

Healthy Coffee Smoothie in the blender ready to be transferred to a glass and enjoyed for breakfast.


Also – people ask me why I use almond milk in my recipes.  Mostly, I love the taste and I’m not a huge fan of cow’s milk – never have been.  I also love unsweetened almond milk because it is:

  • Low in calories
  • Nutritious
  • Great source of calcium
  • Great source of vitamin E
  • Great source of vitamin D
  • Great for those who cannot drink cow’s milk

How Peanut Butter Makes This Smoothie Healthy

I’m a huge fan of adding nut butters into my smoothies.  In fact, ‘it’s rare for me not to include some sort of nut butter.  In this coffee smoothie recipe, I use peanut butter because, it is:

  • Absolutely delicious (duh!)
  • A great source of energy
  • A great source of protein (25 g protein per 1/2 cup)
  • Great source of healthy fat

It will also leave you feeling fuller longer, which is an important part of a smoothie for me.

Why Add Bananas To Smoothies?

And the all-powerful banana.  Ever wondered why bananas work so great in smoothies?  That’s because they are:

  • naturally fat-free
  • high in potassium
  • A great source of carbs
  • A great source of natural sugar
  • high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin A
  • the perfect texture when blended, especially if frozen

Hate Bananas?  Try replacing the banana in this recipe with 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cup full fat greek yogurt, or whatever frozen fruit you prefer.

Ok, so are we good? You on the same page with me and all the health benefits of this coffee smoothie?

Close up of a glass of Healthy Coffee Smoothie ready to be served. In the background can be seen another Healthy Coffee Smoothie.

Can You Put Coffee Grounds into A Smoothie?

Yes, you can add ground coffee into your smoothie and it’s totally ok (and even good for you!) to eat coffee grounds.  It’s not only a great way to add extra flavor and texture into your smoothie, it’ll also provide that added caffeine without needing to brew any coffee.  Plus, you get the full benefit of coffee beans without having it be diluted in the brewing process.  That being said, we ALSO add chilled brewed coffee because we want to maximize the coffee flavor in this coffee smoothie. BONUS: coffee grounds contain antioxidants, which is an added bonus for your smoothie.

Just make sure you’re using un-brewed ground coffee for your ground coffee in this smoothie.  If the coffee grounds are already brewed, they will lack flavor and caffeine, which are the two main reasons to be adding the grounds into your coffee to begin with!

NOTE: We are talking about ground coffee here, NOT instant coffee.  While you could use instant coffee, that is not how this recipe is intended. I prefer grounding my own coffee beans for peak freshness and aromatic effect.

Want A Decaf Coffee Smoothie?

Just use decaffeinated ground coffee and decaffeinated brewed coffee, and you’ll easily make your coffee smoothie a decaf.  This is a great option if you’re trying to avoid caffeine or you want to enjoy this as an evening snack, but still want to sleep.

View from above of 2 glasses of Healthy Coffee Smoothie.

What Type of Coffee Should I Add To My Smoothie?

Now that we’ve discussed whether or not coffee grounds are okay to eat, the next question is what type of coffee is best for smoothies?  This question is pretty variable, depending on your tastes and coffee preferences.  In general, the better quality coffee grounds, the better taste you’ll have in your smoothie.

Also, if you prefer flavored coffee, opt for flavored coffee grounds in your smoothie, and vise versa.

KEEP IN MIND: If you buy the cheapest beans you can find, chances are you’ll be consuming pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. YIKES. This motivated me to create: Cleanish Coffee! These organic, fair-trade coffee beans are absolutely delicious.

Side view of 2 glasses of Healthy Coffee Smoothie.


It’s not hard to make smoothies in the morning, but the process can be even easier if you want to plan ahead. Here’s how to make this coffee smoothie in a freezer pack:

  • Add the ground coffee, banana, vanilla extract, and peanut butter to a sealable freezer-safe bag (I love these re-usable storage bags or mason jars).
  • Press the air out of the bag.
  • Place the bag in the freezer.

When you crave a coffee smoothie in the morning, all you have to do is to add almond milk followed by the frozen ingredients to your blender.

This also means your breakfast drink will be ready in 2 minutes now.  You can see all about smoothie freezer packs here.

OR if you wanted to blend everything fully ahead, you can pour it into a mason jar, and freeze.  Then, grab it the night before and allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight.  When you wake up, it’ll be ready to grab and enjoy.


You already know I’m going to suggest My Better Than Yesterday blend.

I love coffee for many reasons — it’s anti-inflammatory, doesn’t break a fast, helps athletic performance, improves mood, and gives you energy. It even contains antioxidants. That’s why I created Cleanish Coffee. Organic, Fair-Trade, high-quality coffee beans that are absolutely delicious and without the need for tons of added ingredients.

Try my coffee for yourself, and choose to be Better Than Yesterday. 


Are you developing a strong sense that healthy breakfast smoothies are the way to go during busy mornings? Good. I’m glad to hear that. Here are some other great healthy smoothie recipes:

Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipe Video

4.34 from 18 votes
Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipe | Ready in 5 minutes, this Healthy Coffee Smoothie is the perfect breakfast recipes for busy mornings | A Sweet Pea Chef
Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This Healthy Coffee Smoothie recipe is ready in 5 minutes and is so much healthier and tastier than the sugar-filled coffee shop drinks.  Coffee, meet smoothie!

Categories: Breakfast, Drinks, make-ahead, Smoothie
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: coffee smoothie, coffee smoothies, healthy coffee smoothie
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
  • 1 tbsp ground coffee un-brewed, (not instant coffee)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee, chilled (Try my organic coffee beans)
  • 1/2 frozen banana (the riper, the sweeter)
  • raw honey, as needed, for sweetness (and if not vegan)
  • ice, as needed to thicken
To Make the Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipe:
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Add more ice if too liquidy or more almond milk if too thick, as needed.

  3. Serve immediately.

To Make The Smoothie Freezer Pack:
  1. To make the smoothie freezer pack, add the ground coffee to the bottom of the bag, followed by banana, vanilla extract, and peanut butter to a freezer bag.

  2. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly, then place in the freezer.

  3. When ready to blend, add the almond milk and chilled coffee to a blender, followed by the frozen contents from the freezer pack.

  4. Blend until smooth.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Okay, this coffee smoothie is redonk easy to make and so much better (and better for you!) than what you'll get at Starbucks.  Plus think of the savings!!

I get comments all the time on this smoothie recipe and how crazy delicious people find it, even though they weren't expecting it to be as good as it was lol.

If you can't have bananas or you're not a fan, you can replace with a frozen avocado, sweet potato, greek yogurt, oatmeal, or any other frozen fruit of your choice.  

You can also replace the almond milk with any milk of your choosing and the peanut butter with any nut butter or seed butter you prefer - it's really there to add some substance, thickness, ad naturally occurring fat.  Plus: yummy peanut butter 🙂

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.4g13%
Saturated Fat 1.7g9%
Sodium 69.8mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2.3g9%
Sugar 8.8g10%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey there! I’m Lacey Baier and I’d like to welcome you! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, as well as cleanish, my clean-eating supplement brand. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

50 thoughts on “This 7-Ingredient Healthy Coffee Smoothie Will Make Your Mornings So Much Better

    1. Hi Sadie! Thank you for your question. Maple syrup is also an excellent substitute, used often in Lacey’s recipes! -Jen

    2. 5 stars
      This is so yummy amd refreshing! Love the crunchy coffee grinds! Make it every day now!☺️

  1. 5 stars
    So tasty! Just what I was looking for. I only used 1/2 the coffee grounds as I was skeptical of the texture and powdered peanut butter and it turned out delicious. My new morning beverage.

  2. How did you rim the glass with coffee grinds? Did you dip it in water first or use a piece of orange?

    1. Up to your preference! We use water but if you’d like a hint of citrus, orange will work nicely.

  3. 5 stars
    This shake is so yummy! It’s so sweet that I can’t believe it’s healthy and has no chocolate in it! I wanted to make the shake even healthier, so I altered the recipe by removing the coffee grounds (it left a funky texture in my mouth), adding more coffee and banana, replacing the honey and vanilla with dates, and adding spinach leaves and chia seeds for extra nutrition. So delicious! You can’t go wrong with this recipe.

  4. Just made this and it went down fast! Was sooo yummy! I think next time for a special treat I’d put some grated dark choc in it 😀
    I didn’t do ground coffee granules but did one shot coffee, but definitely will do a double expresso next time and a dollop of natural yoghurt
    Thank you! More for me as husband doesn’t like peanut butter or banana

  5. Why aren’t any of the measurements on there though? How much vanilla, milk, nut butter, coffee, etc?

    1. 5 stars
      Just hit the tab at the top “Jump to Recipe” and it’s all right there-measurements too.

  6. 5 stars
    This smoothie was so good! It’s super simple, too. We used agave syrup instead of honey and didn’t add ground coffee beans, but it was still awesome!

  7. 4 stars
    I added a scoop of vanilla protein powder (and omitted the honey) to thicken it up and make it a full breakfast, very tasty and filling!

  8. Hi, this sounds delicious but I don’t eat peanut butter, anyone knows what I could substitute it with?

    1. Do you eat sunflower seeds? Try sunbutter maybe?? Or how about any other kind of nut butter?? Good luck!

  9. 5 stars
    This is delicious! I have a question, though, it may sound silly.
    Do I put the banana in the freezer with the peel or do I peel it and cut it up into slices ?
    Also, how long should it be frozen for?

    1. Unpeeled bananas are best frozen, no peel. You can cut it up or just break it in half. I would put it in the night before if you can.

  10. 1 star
    It has some weird deal where all of my family members tasted the one ingredient they don’t like. Seemed like a good idea though

  11. 5 stars
    This was SO good! I just finished mine and cannot wait to make another to take to work with me tomorrow. Thanks so much for this recipe! I added some ground flax seed to mine for extra fiber ☺️

  12. 4 stars
    Tastes delicious! My only edit would be to omit the coffee grounds and add more coffee in its place. My blender didn’t make the grounds smooth so the smoothie came out with an odd texture. Otherwise it was great and I will make it again!

    1. Excited to try this! Question … is the caffeine in this roughly equivalent to a regular cup of coffee, or more or less caffeine? I want to adjust the ingredients accordingly to get about the same caffeine as I typically do so I don’t get a caffeine headache or get jittery!

      1. Hi Awhit! Thank you for your comment and that’s a great question! The coffee grounds directly will contain a decent amount of caffeine. While we can’t say exactly how much…Lacey did determine that 1 tablespoon of grounds plus 1/4 cup of brewed coffee would be pretty close to 1 full cup of coffee. However, I know what you mean about getting jittery off of too much caffeine! It might be safe to begin with 1/2 tablespoon of the grounds. And see how you feel.

  13. This sounds relish! Apart from the banana…. I can’t stand banana! Anyone know what I could substitute it with?

    1. I would use dates to replace the banana and the added sweetener, two birds with one stone!😅

  14. This looks so good! What a great way to combine breakfast and coffee. It would be great to not be fumbling with a thermos and smoothie cup out the door.

  15. 4 stars
    Thanks Lacey. Look forward to trying this. I think I’ll skip the banana and honey as I’m on Keto and the carb count is quite high. i think I’ll add Greek yogurt or protein powder for the creamy factor and add xylitol to sweeten it.

  16. Thanks for the recipe! Sometimes I don’t have time to sit and eat my breakfast at work so this is a great alternative. I make this at home and pour it into a thermos to keep chilled and drink it in the office. I add in 1/4 cup oats, 1 teaspoon flax seeds and 1 tablespoon chia seeds to make it even healthier.

  17. Hi there! I’m interested to try this recipe just wanted to clarify about the ground coffee. The ground coffee is not-instant coffee? Are these from freshly ground coffee beans? Thank you!

  18. Cows milk has vitamin D in it. It’s fortified with it. Also vitamin A, potassium . Agree with a taste preference for some for almond or other nut milks, but cows milk has the edge nutritionally. If you do some easy research you’ll see. Yummy recipes with coffee though. Thank you.

  19. For the freezer pack method: it doesn’t say to add the chilled coffee. I assume it is with the milk?

  20. 5 stars
    Hi, love your recipes! Can you tell me what blender you use? If a Vitamix what’s the exact model. Thank you!!

  21. 5 stars
    This looks perfect for a coffee lover but breakfast hater! Thanks for the recipe and all your great tips, Lacey. Will be giving this a try tomorrow and hoping that it becomes a habit!!

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