The best creamy coffee smoothie! This delicious smoothie is so easy to make, packed with protein, and perfectly creamy. It’s a great way to start the day or enjoy in the afternoon as a healthy snack!

Why You’ll Love This Coffee Smoothie Recipe (with Protein!)

  • It’s full of coffee flavor! – If you’re a coffee lover (like me!) then you will absolutely love this delicious coffee smoothie because it is full of rich coffee flavor.
  • It’s an easy breakfast! – smoothies are one of my easy breakfast go-to’s. You literally just add everything to a blender and go! This smoothie combines your morning coffee with nutritious ingredients for the perfect breakfast.
  • It’s a simple recipe! – all you need are a few simple ingredients to whip up this delicious, creamy smoothie.

Watch How to Make This Recipe

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Coffee Protein Shake Ingredients

Coffee: you’ll need around a fourth a cup of strong coffee for this smoothie.

Almond Milk: feel free to use plain or vanilla almond milk in this recipe.

Protein Powder: this UNFLAVORED WHEY PROTEIN POWDER is my favorite and something I use every day. I always add it to my smoothies for an extra hit of protein that keeps me feeling full and satisfied.

Frozen Banana: to make the smoothie nice and creamy, and to add a little sweetness, you’ll need one frozen banana.

Creamy Almond Butter: for a little extra creaminess and some healthy fats, you’ll need a few tablespoons of almond butter. Look for a nut butter that is made with minimal ingredients like nuts and maybe a little salt.

Vanilla Extract: this adds a bit of delicious vanilla flavor to the smoothie.

What’s the Best Coffee for a Smoothie?

  • Leftover Cold Coffee – made a pot of coffee and have some leftover? save it for this smoothie! Pour the coffee into a jar and store in the fridge until you are ready to use.
  • Cold Brew Concentrate – this is my personal favorite choice to use for this smoothie. Because the coffee is concentrated it gives the smoothie a rich coffee flavor. I drink this cold brew concentrate every morning.
  • Frozen Coffee Cubes – another great option is to make frozen coffee cubes for this smoothie. You can pour leftover coffee or cold brew concentrate into an ice cube tray and freeze into cubes.
  • Espresso Shots – have an espresso machine? feel free to pull a few shots of espresso, let them cool, and then use in this smoothie.

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Recipe Variations

  • Make it sweeter – you can always add a touch of maple syrup or honey to the smoothie to make it a touch sweeter. This is a great option if you like your smoothies to be a touch sweeter. 
  • Switch up the milk – swap the almond milk for coconut, oat, or cashew milk if you prefer.
  • Use a different nut butter – don’t love almond butter? swap it for cashew butter or even peanut butter!
  • Add a little chocolate – I LOVE to add a little cocoa powder to this smoothie for the most delicious chocolate flavor. It’s like drinking a mocha!
  • Add a little spice – if you like spices like cinnamon or pumpkin spice in your coffee feel free to add a pinch or so this smoothie!

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Ways to Customize Your Smoothie

Feel free to get creative and add extra boosts of goodness and flavor to your coffee smoothie to make it even more nutritious. Smoothies like this are so easy customize which makes them a great option. Below are a few great additions that I personally love!

  • collagen powder – I love adding a scoop of COLLAGEN POWDER for an extra hit of protein to keep me feeling full. This great option to use instead of protein powder if you prefer that.
  • ground flax seeds – these FLAXSEEDS are full of health benefits and you cannot even taste them! They contain fiber, protein, and healthy fats!
  • chia seeds – I recommend adding just anywhere between a half to one teaspoon or so of CHIA SEEDS they don’t change the texture of the smoothie too much. Be sure to drink it right away or it’ll turn into chia pudding!
  • hemp seeds – another seed that I love to add to my smoothies are HEMP SEEDS for all fo the health benefits. I usually add 1/2 a tablespoon.
  • oats – I love adding 1/4 cup of OLD-FASHIONED OATS to my smoothies for even more fiber and whole grains. You can’t even taste them!

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How to Make a Coffee Banana Smoothie

Step One: Add the coffee and almond milk to the base of your blender.

Step Two: Next, add the protein powder, frozen banana, almond butter, and vanilla extract to the blender.

Step Three: Blend everything until smooth and creamy. Add a bit more almond milk if needed.

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My Favorite Smoothie Making Tips & Tricks

  • Add the liquid first – add your liquid to the base of the blender first. This helps make the smoothie easier to blend.
  • Start slow – start the blender speed on low and then gradually turn it up before bringing it to full speed for the creamiest results.
  • Use frozen fruit – for this recipe it’s important that the banana is completely frozen to ensure that the smoothie has a nice creamy texture.
  • Ditch the ice – if you typically add a ton of ice to your smoothies it may be tempting to add it to this one but trust me you do not need it. Just use that frozen banana instead.

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I hope you give this creamy Coffee Smoothie a try! This makes a quick and easy breakfast or snack that everyone will love! If you do give this recipe a try, I want to know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings on INSTAGRAM. Your reviews help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you know and love.

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The Best Coffee Smoothie

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 3 reviews
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The best creamy coffee smoothie! This delicious smoothie is so easy to make, packed with protein, and perfectly creamy. It’s a great way to start the day or enjoy in the afternoon as a healthy snack!


  • 1/4 cup strong coffee or cold brew
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla protein powder
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender.
  2. Blend everything until smooth and creamy. Add a bit more almond milk if needed.

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Eat Love Eat

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  1. Coriander says:

    Splendid recipe! I used cow’s milk, coconut milk, and unsweetened Sunbutter for our nut-free household. (And I didn’t have any protein powder.) My kid who just got his braces tightened and his younger siblings are drinking it now-thank you!

  2. Delicious! Almost tasted like a malted milkshake. Added instant coffee crystals to boost the coffee flavor. This will be on weekly rotation.

  3. Easy, creamy, & so delicious! Thank you for a phenomenal smoothie recipe. Xoxo.

  4. Susan Elizabeth Jones says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. All my favortite things in a cup!! 💗 Ssuan