Healthy Breakfast Coffee Smoothie Without Banana



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Indulge in a quick and nutritious breakfast with this healthy breakfast coffee smoothie without banana.

Packed with all-natural ingredients, this morning breakfast smoothie is a complete meal in a glass that can be blended and enjoyed on the go in minutes. If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious caffeine smoothie, you’ll love this easy coffee smoothie recipe without banana.

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Why You’ll Love This Breakfast Coffee Smoothie Without Banana Recipe

Coffee breakfast smoothies are such a great way to start the day. Nutrient dense, low in sugar and with a nice caffeine boost, you can enjoy a healthy meal in a glass, whether you are at home or rushing out the door.

You probably know that banana is a common ingredient in breakfast smoothie recipes. Banana helps give smoothies a creamy texture and if frozen, make it thick and icy cold too.

But there are several reasons why you might like to make a morning smoothie without banana:

  • You don’t like bananas!
  • You want to reduce the sugar or calories in your breakfast smoothie.
  • You’re following a low or no-fruit diet.
  • You’re allergic to bananas.

So in this easy breakfast smoothie recipe I removed the banana and focused on creating a complete meal with all-natural ingredients.

What you’ll love about this coffee breakfast smoothie recipe is that it’s creamy and thick with a subtle sweetness and nice caffeine boost to get you moving in the morning.

If you love smoothies, you might like this healthy coffee smoothie or try these coffee smoothie recipes too.

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What You’ll Need To Make A Breakfast Smoothie With Coffee

To make an iced coffee smoothie at home you will need:

  • A coffee maker and
  • High speed blender.

A high speed blender is the most important piece of equipment you need for making good coffee smoothies at home. I recommend at least 1000watts, but the more power the better.

The type of coffee maker really doesn’t matter – you could use filter coffee, french press, cold brew or espresso.

Just make sure you brew your coffee quite strong and remember to brew it prior to making the smoothie so it has time to cool down to room temperature.

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No Banana Coffee Smoothie Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make a coffee smoothie (no banana) at home.

The specific quantities and steps are listed in the recipe card below, so here I just want to explain the key ingredients a little more.

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  • Coffee: Strong cold coffee in any form is good for this recipe. I think brewed coffee, french press and cold brew coffee all work well. If using espresso, I recommend using a double shot.
  • Milk: I use cow’s milk, but almond or oat milk also work well in this recipe.
  • Yogurt: I use plain Greek yoghurt in my coffee smoothies as it is so lovely and creamy – but any unflavored natural yogurt will be fine.
  • Oats: The best oatmeal to use in smoothies is quick-cook oats. Also known as rolled oats, they are softer and combine more readily in the blender. Traditional oats will work, but they may leave a slightly more grainy texture – depending on how high powered your blender is. Avoid steel cut oats as they won’t break down well.
  • Almond Butter: Almond butter is the secret to the lovely creamy, nutty flavor in this breakfast smoothie. I experimented with peanut butter but found the flavour a little too overpowering in the drink. But if you love peanut butter it is a suitable substitute!
  • Vanilla: I use Vanilla essence or vanilla extract in my coffee recipes. If you don’t have this ingredient at home you can substitute vanilla syrup – but note it will be sweeter, so you may not need to add the maple syrup as well.
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How To Make A Healthy Coffee Smoothie Without Banana

It couldn’t be easier to make a healthy coffee smoothie without bananas. Here is a quick overview, but for the full recipe and ingredient list, scroll down to the printable recipe card.

Step 1: Simply add all of your ingredients to your blender.

Step 2: Pop the lid on and blend for 30-60 seconds or until nice and smooth. If your blender has a smoothie setting, use that and let your blender do the work!

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Step 3: Test for taste then pour your smoothie into a tall glass to enjoy right away or pour into your travel cup to enjoy on the go.

Recipe Tips For Success

  • Use cold coffee: Don’t add hot coffee to your other ingredients as it may curdle. Ensure your coffee is chilled or at least room temperature before adding to the blender.
  • Test before pouring: I always recommend trying a little bit of your blended drink before pouring it into your glass. That way you can adjust for sweetness (or add more coffee) while the smoothie is still in the blender.
  • Use a high speed blender: You will achieve the smoothest texture with a high speed blender (more than 1000 watts). If you don’t have one, blend for longer, but note you may still have a grainier texture.
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Coffee Oatmeal Smoothie Variations

There are so many ways you can vary this recipe – here are just a few ideas:

  • Add a few tablespoons of protein powder to make a coffee protein smoothie.
  • Use frozen coffee ice cubes instead of brewed coffee. Frozen coffee is great to have in the freezer for the times you forget to brew your coffee the night before.
  • Add your favourite spice for extra flavor. Cinnamon, nutmeg or cacao all work nicely.

Coffee Breakfast Smoothie Recipe FAQs

What Can I Put In A Smoothie Instead Of Fruit?

Good alternatives to fruit in a smoothie include nut butters like almond butter for flavour, yoghurt for creaminess and oats for texture.

Does Greek Yoghurt Make Smoothies Thicker?

Yes, Greek yoghurt is a good way to make your smoothie thicker and is a good alternative to banana.u003cbru003eYoghurt has a creamy texture which is why it is a good smoothie ingredient.

Can I Blend Raw Oats In A Smoothie?

Yes, raw oats are a good ingredient to add to smoothies. They add bulk and texture to your drink. Quick-cook or rolled oats are the best type of oats to use in a smoothie as they blend more easily.

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More Breakfast Coffee Recipes

If you loved this easy coffee smoothie recipe without banana, you may like to try some of these delicious breakfast coffee recipes.

Or find more coffee drinks recipes here.

Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave a comment below!

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Healthy Breakfast Coffee Smoothie Without Banana

Enjoy a quick and nutritious meal with this breakfast coffee smoothie without banana. Packed with natural ingredients, this complete meal in a glass can be easily blended and enjoyed on the go.
5 from 1 vote
Servings: 1 drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup brewed coffee cold
  • ¼ cup Greek yoghurt
  • ¼ cup oats quick cook
  • 2 tablespoon almond butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 dates seeded
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 8-10 ice cubes


  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  • Blend for 30-60 seconds (or select your smoothie option) and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass or your to go cup and enjoy.


  1. You can use any type of coffee – brewed, plunger, cold brew or espresso. If using espresso, substitute 1/2 cup coffee with 2 shots of espresso. 
  2. It is best to use room temperature or chilled coffee.
  3. Quick-cook rolled oats work best as they blend well. Traditional oats are fine but the drink may have a more grainy texture if you don’t have a high speed blender.
  4. Peanut butter can be used instead of almond butter – but note it does change the taste as peanut butter has a stronger flavour than almond butter.
  5. If you don’t have vanilla essence (or extract) use a vanilla syrup instead.
  6. Any type of plain yoghurt will be suitable.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Rachel Rodda
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!

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