11 Great Coffee Smoothies To Add To Your High Powered Breakfast

I love eating healthy, but I have to be honest. I can’t start my day without a great cup of coffee.

A daily coffee-to-go is expensive, and if you order it with lots of extras, it can add tons of calories to your diet. Black coffee just doesn’t work for everyone. But if you’re looking for a way to amp up to that cafe taste at home, you can turn your coffee into a great protein-rich smoothie!

The best part is, it only takes a few extra minutes in the kitchen, so you can wake up and get a jump start on the day!

Try these coffee smoothie recipes, and feel better about your caffeine habit!

#1 – Keto Iced Coffee Protein Shake

I love this one because it’s so filling, and super healthy while still having the delicious hint of cacao, coffee, and cinnamon. The avocado adds lots of monounsaturated fats (the good kind, linked with lowering cholesterol), and adds a rich, creamy texture.

Ingredients

  • ½ avocado, frozen with skin and pit removed.
  • 4 ounces cold brew coffee frozen into cubes
  • ¼ cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • ½ tablespoon brain octane oil
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla collagen protein
  • Ice to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except protein powder into a blender. Start with a low speed and slowly work your way up until everything is fully blended and smooth.
  2. Add protein powder and blend on low setting so the proteins aren’t damaged.
  3. If the frozen avocado and frozen coffee don’t make it cold enough, add crushed ice to taste.

#2 – Coconut Almond Coffee Smoothie

This is a great one if you’re looking for a low-fat sweet treat that’ll boost your energy throughout the day. The almond butter and avocado are a great source of healthy fats and proteins to start your mornings!

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate cold-brew coffee.
  • ⅓ full-fat canned coconut milk
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. Add coffee, coconut milk, avocado, almond butter, salt, cinnamon, and nibs to blender and turn on medium for 30 seconds.
  2. Add ice and sweetener to preference, and blend well to crush ice.

#3 – Bulletproof Coffee With Whey

Bulletproof coffee with butter and brain octane oil keeps you focused and energized for longer than regular coffee with milk or cream, and the added proteins will help you maintain lean muscle.

NOTE: Read more about bulletproof coffee here.

Stay sharp all day with this great recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bulletproof coffee
  • 1 tsp grass fed butter
  • 1 tsp brain octane or XCT oil
  • 10-40 grams of Whey Protein
  • Ice to taste (approximately 4 – 6 ounces)

Instructions

  1. Blend coffee, grass fed butter, and brain octane or XCT oil until a layer of froth forms. Add ice and blend till smooth.
  2. Add whey protein last, after everything is completely blended. Blend on the lowest setting.

#4 – Perfect Bulletproof Frozen Mocha

For all the power of bulletproof coffee, with a rich, chocolatey flavour, try mixing all this into a high-powered blender until you get a smooth consistency. Using frozen coffee ice cubes means you don’t water down the coffee, and you can add flavor with some vanilla extract or a dash of cinnamon, so there’s no added sugar!

Ingredients

  • One tray of frozen coffee ice cubes
  • ¾ cup cold coffee
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • Optional: dash of vanilla extract or cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender. Pulse to crush frozen coffee, then blend on medium till smooth.
  2. If desired, add vanilla extract or cinnamon for an extra splash of flavor.

#5 – Vegan Mocha “Milkshake”

All the yum of a classic mocha milkshake, plus coffee. And totally vegan friendly!

Ingredients

  • ½ raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • ¼ full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight.
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 soft dates, pitted
  • ½ cup strong coffee, chilled

Instructions

  1. Soak cashews in a medium bowl of room temperature water overnight.
  2. Make your coffee and pour ½ into a bowl or cup. Refrigerate until room temperature or cooler. (Tip: Refrigerate freshly brewed coffee overnight, when you set up the cashews.)
  3. Blend all ingredients until combined. You can add 1-3 squares of dark chocolate to the mix for extra sweetness.

#6 – Secret Veggie Chocolate Coffee Shake

This is a great recipe if you’re like me, and a busy life leaves you little time for a full meal. It’s packed with veggies, but so creamy and sweet you won’t even notice!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ⅔ cold brew or iced coffee
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup frozen cauliflower rice
  • Ice to taste (approximately 4 – 6 ounces)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, blend almond milk, coffee walnuts, banana, dates, cocoa powder, spinach, and cauliflower rice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add in ice and blend until the ice is crushed, and the shake is nice and creamy.

#7 – Vegan Rocket Fuel Ice Blend Coffee

This is a wholly vegan take on bulletproof coffee that you can substitute for all your favorite flavours. Try any nut butter you like, and experiment with vanilla and cinnamon amounts to get exactly what you want!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups of brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 10 grams cacao butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp ground vanilla bean
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ice to taste (approximately 4 – 6 ounces)

Instructions

  1. Blend coffee, almond butter, cacao butter, vanilla and cinnamon in a high powdered blend.
  2. Transfer to a jar and place it in the fridge to cool completely.
  3. Once it’s cool, add the ice and re-blend to get a smooth consistency.
  4. Transfer to a jar and place it in the fridge to cool completely.
  5. Once it’s cool, add the ice and re-blend to get a smooth consistency

#8 – Vanilla Caramel Frappuccino

This isn’t exactly breakfast, but it’s a great, healthier option when you’re really craving a frappuccino. Your wallet and your waistline will both thank you!

Ingredients

Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ⅓ tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream or coconut milk
  • ⅛ tsp molasses

Frappuccino:

  • ½ cup coffee, cool or room temperature
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan on medium heat, add all the caramel sauce ingredients together. Keep melting and stirring to combine.
  2. Once the ingredients are combined, increase heat to medium-high until it starts to bubble and thicken. Remove from heat so it won’t burn.
  3. Add coffee ingredients and caramel sauce to blender. Blend until smooth .

#9 – Coffee Protein Smoothie

Try this protein smoothie recipe for coffee that keeps you hydrated, and can even act as a meal replacement in a pinch! It’s fast, and full of nutrients, with chia seeds and hemp seeds to keep you full. The banana leaves it naturally sweetened, so there’s no adding sugar needed!

#10 – Coffee Banana Smoothie

This is a great smoothie that doubles as breakfast! It adds oats and chia seeds to your typical coffee smoothie, and the almond butter gives you a filling breakfast in a glass that’s great for building your energy up after the morning workout!

#11 – Coffee Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and increases your antioxidants. It’s also believed to improve brain function, which makes it the perfect addition to your morning coffee. Adding spices like ground cinnamon and ginger make it a great drink for fall and winter, when you most need the immunity boost!


We love our cups of coffee in the morning, and need them to get through a tough day. But not everybody wants to drink black coffee, and so many of the things that make coffee such a luxury tend to be unhealthy. Cut down on the fat and sugar, and add some healthy options into your daily coffee with these great shakes and smoothies full of coffee goodness, and lots of other benefits!