10 Delicious Coffee Smoothie Recipes That Will Give You A Morning Buzz
Snooze less, smoothie more. That, dear friends, is your new mantra—or at least it will be once you start whipping up these buzz-worthy blends. All 10 of these coffee smoothie recipes share a star—coffee, duh—but each recipe is ripe with its own set of nutritional perks, from vitamins and minerals to protein and fibre that’ll keep you full for hours. Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Mix together one of these medleys to satiate cravings and caffeinate through the rest of the day—including that p.m. workout.
1. Creamy Chocolate Breakfast Shake
Picture this: dessert for breakfast. A childhood dream come true thanks to a sweetening combo of strawberries, cocoa powder, and agave nectar (or stevia). This rich, decadent goodness has all the makings of a totally gluttonous treat, but with the fibre and protein to kick your day into gear—and keep you full and going strong for hours.
Per serving: 312 calories, 14 g fat (1 g saturated), 48 g carbs, 27 g sugar, 7.5 g fibre, 6.2 g protein.
2. Green Mocha Smoothie
By mixing together banana, java, and cocoa powder, with spinach (don’t mock it ’til you try it!), you’re left with a low-cal concoction that tastes nada like veggies. Hello, new fave way to squeeze in those greens!
Per serving: 121 calories, 1.6 g fat (0.9 g saturated), 28 g carbs, 18.3 g sugar, 30.4 mg sodium, 3.5 g fibre, 3.2 g protein.
3. Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
Need a little inspo to rise and shine? This coffee smoothie recipe is so delicious and satisfying you won’t want to hit snooze. Plus it has everything you could possibly need for a complete breakfast: whole grains, fruit, protein, and that much-needed caffeine.
Per serving: 229 calories, 1.7 g fat (1.9 g saturated), 48.6 g carbs, 15.7 g sugar, 70 mg sodium, 5.1 g fibre, 8.1 g protein
4. Mocha Nut Winter Smoothie Bowl
Made with frozen bananas (the chillier ‘naners amp up that thick and creamy texture!) and protein-packed almond butter, this sure is one super bowl (eh? eh?). Top with coconut flakes or antioxidant-rich rose petals and voilá, this coffee smoothie recipe is totally Insta-worthy.
Per serving: 319 calories, 19 g fat (2.1 g saturated), 37 g carbs, 15.7 g sugar, 18.1 mg sodium, 9.2 g fibre, 10.2 g protein
5. Nutella Banana Espresso Shake
Think you don’t have time to make breakfast in the a.m.? Think again. This easy morning masterpiece calls for just four (!!) ingredients plus ice. You can even lower the levels of sugar by making homemade Nutella (with fibre-filled dates!) ahead of time.
Per serving: 345 calories, 14 g fat (12 g saturated), 52 g carbs, 34 g sugar, 199 mg sodium, 8 g fibre, 5 g protein
6. Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie
Besides tasting like fall in a cup, this PSL-reminiscent shake is loaded with reasons to be sipped on all year long. It’s packed with serious immune-boosting power from the loads of vitamin A and C that can be found in the naturally low-cal pumpkin and spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
Per serving: 157 calories, 1.7 g fat (0.9 g saturated), 35 g carbs, 23.9 g sugar, 35 mg sodium, 3.3 g fibre, 3.4 g protein
7. Chocolate Fudge Protein Shake
A traditional chocolate milkshake can leave you feeling, well, a sensation best described as, meh, but this coffee smoothie recipe does just the opposite. It revs you up with a jolt of java and keeps you full for hours thanks to protein powder and nut-butter.
Per serving: 355 calories, 3.4 g fat (0 g saturated), 21.8 g carbs, 12.4 g sugar, 383 mg sodium, 2.4 g fibre, 9.5 g protein
8. Blueberry Latte Breakfast Smoothie
A blueberry breakfast blend sounds delish all on its own. Then swirl together with some coffee-rich chia seed pudding? Serious genius! Plus it’s full of antioxidants, iron, and fibre, not to mention beautiful to boot.
Per serving: 291 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated), 38 g carbs, 16 g sugar, 58 mg sodium, 13 g fibre, 7 g protein
9. Cold Brew Mocha Smoothie
The secret to that deliciously sugary flavour? Dates! These bad boys naturally sweeten your drink (with extra help from the cocoa powder and chocolate protein powder) and are a great source of fibre, helping slow digestion. This coffee smoothie recipe will fill you up before you hit the gym or can cool you down post-sweat, too.
Per serving: 237 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated), 41 g carbs, 27 g sugar, TK mg sodium, 7 g fibre, 12 g protein
10. Tofu Mocha Frappuccino
Yup, you read that right! This creative combo of silken tofu (it’s creamier than the usual kind), coffee, and cocoa powder offers up a stellar serving of nutrients: magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, and B-vitamins, just to name a few. Better believe it’s time for bottom’s up.
Per serving: 87 calories, 3.4 g fat (0.8 g saturated), 10.3 g carbs, 5.9 g sugar, 10 mg sodium, 1.9 g fibre, 6 g protein
This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com