Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie

by Dorothy Reinhold on March 24, 2020

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Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie has everything you would eat for breakfast anyway — coffee, banana, oats, a bit of milk, ground flax, all in one delicious beverage!

If you think about what you have for breakfast many mornings — a cup of coffee, a banana, maybe some oatmeal or other cereal with a little milk on it, you’ll realize you are halfway home to a Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie. Combine all of your usual breakfast foods and whirl them in a blender, and you’re drinking your breakfast, in the best way.

How to make a Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Collection of ingredients for coffee smoothie layed out on the counter1. Assemble your ingredients.

Coffee Smoothie ingredients in the blender2. Whirl everything in the blender. The oats will pulverize and give it body.

Closeup of Coffee breakfast smoothie in a glass3. Pour in a glass and enjoy!

Questions and Answers about the Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie

1. Do banana and coffee really go together?
Yes they do! In truth, though, the banana is not an overwhelming favor here. It adds body to the beverage, but not a strong banana flavor.

2. Can I use instant coffee if I don’t have any brewed coffee?
Of course you can! Simply add 1 cup of icy cold water, and your instant coffee to the blender. 

3. Can I add other things to this smoothie?
You could add a tablespoon or so of peanut or another nut or seed butter, a scoop of protein powder, or a handful of cereal flakes if you prefer those over oats. 

4. Can I freeze some of the components?
Yes! You would freeze the coffee in an ice cube tray. You could slice and freeze the banana. I found, though, that if I added both frozen coffee cubes AND frozen banana to the blender along with the other ingredients, it had trouble blending, and would become stuck. I’d have to add more liquid to get it whirling. Also, I rarely remember to make coffee cubes, so this is why I call for brewed coffee and ice cubes, which are always on hand.

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Who’s ready for breakfast?

Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 4 minutes

Yield: Serves 1-2

Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie has everything you would eat for breakfast anyway -- coffee, banana, oats, a bit of milk, ground flax, in a delicious beverage!


  • 1 cup brewed coffee, cooled or cold (I used Door County Vanilla Creme Brulee flavored coffee)
  • 1 very ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/4 cup oats (can use regular or instant oats)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (not hot chocolate mix)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax (optional if you don't have it, but it adds nutrition)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk (can use regular, soy or any non-dairy milk you like)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or maple syrup or date syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ice cubes


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, and whirl on high speed until well combined and smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Taste for sweetness and add another squirt of honey or sweetener if you prefer this sweeter. It is not supposedly to be dessert-like and overly sweet.
  3. Makes 2 servings.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

Substitutions for the honey: use 2-3 pitted Medjool dates, 1-2 teaspoons date syrup, or agave, or simple syrup. Substitution for flax: if you ran out, simply omit, or you could whirl in 1-2 teaspoons of chia seeds if you have them.

Banana: You can use a greenish banana if that's all you have, but the more speckled, the blacker the banana, the sweeter it will be.

Oats: You may use instant or regular oats, but don't use steel-cut oats.

Milk: Use whatever milk or non-dairy milk you like...regular, fat-free, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Christie April 2, 2020 at 6:19 am

You can’t go wrong with a smoothie. This one looks packed with hearty and delicious goodness.


Haley D Williams March 26, 2020 at 3:05 pm

This is a great way to get a midday pick me up!


Sandra | A Dash of Sanity March 26, 2020 at 1:42 pm

So yummy! That is such a great combination for breakfast!


Sara Welch March 26, 2020 at 1:12 pm

What a great way to start my day! Looks so cool and refreshing; excited to enjoy this for breakfast tomorrow!


Carrie Robinson March 26, 2020 at 1:05 pm

Such a delicious way to start your day! 🙂


Catalina March 26, 2020 at 12:47 pm

I would like to wake up with this! A must try!


Megan Marlowe March 26, 2020 at 8:58 am

There’s nothing better than and smooth and creamy smoothie to start your morning off on the right foot! This looks like perfection!


Audrey March 26, 2020 at 8:10 am

The sun is actually peeking out this morning so I feel like making this right now to perk me up and keep me going.


Lisa Kerhin March 26, 2020 at 6:41 am

I love smoothies and even more with coffee! Delish!


Jolene March 26, 2020 at 3:44 am

That looks like the perfect way to start the day!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert March 25, 2020 at 6:45 pm

This Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie is such a delicious looking breakfast!


Cindy March 25, 2020 at 5:36 pm

This is my kind of smoothie!


Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck March 25, 2020 at 5:26 pm

I would be more than happy to roll out of bed for this smoothie!


Lynn @ Fresh April Flours March 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm

I make a similar smoothie (+ protein powder) post workout! SO good!


Wendy Klik March 25, 2020 at 4:33 pm

Perfect way to start the day.


Hezzi-D March 25, 2020 at 4:10 pm

Yum! Sounds like my kind of breakfast!


Simply Inspired Meals March 25, 2020 at 3:45 pm

Sounds like a great pick me up in the morning.


Jill March 25, 2020 at 10:25 am

Do you think using Trader Joe’s Cold Brew concentrate would be fine?


Dorothy Reinhold March 25, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Yep, of course! Dilute the appropriate amount to make a cup of coffee, and carry on. Use what you have!


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