Oct 28
2013

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe

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Whip up an easy banana and yogurt smoothie, with a kick of coffee. Protein, fiber and caffeine? It will give you a morning jolt, for certain. Thank you to SocialMoms and Seattle’s Best Coffee for helping me to share this recipe with you.
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Morning rituals are never meant to be messed with, particularly when the ritual involves caffeine. Every night, my husband grinds the coffee beans and preps the coffee pot, setting the “auto on” so that the steaming brew is piping hot when we stumble downstairs in the morning. The coffee is always consumed straight-up…no cream, no sugar, and the stronger the better.

This weekend, we set aside some of the coffee and chilled it in anticipation of combining it with nonfat Greek yogurt, a banana, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground flax seed for a morning smoothie with a caffeine kick. Why not consume some lean protein and fiber while getting your morning jolt?

My husband and I were curious to try Seattle’s Best Coffee when they sent me a bag of ground beans. Coffee is such a personal thing, and most coffee lovers are fiercely loyal to their favorite brand. But trying a new brand in this case is risk-free because Seattle’s Best Coffee has a “great taste guarantee”. If you don’t like their coffee, you can get your money back.

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe | www.cookincanuck.com #smoothie #coffee

We brewed a pot, poured it into our favorite “day off” mugs (we’ve had these mugs for about 18 years, and only use them on days when we’re not working…our little ritual) and took some slurps.

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe | www.cookincanuck.com #smoothie #coffee

The coffee was bold, just the way we like it, and smooth as can be. In fact, it’s the kind of brew that we could happily wake up to every morning. And who knew that it could make a killer smoothie, too?! Of course, you don’t have to drink your coffee black for it to taste good. Dress it up however you like…with sugar, flavored creamers, Irish whiskey (okay, maybe not first thing in the morning).

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The recipe:

Place all of the ingredients in a heavy-duty blender – one that can crush ice. This is the one that I used for this recipe.

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe | www.cookincanuck.com #smoothie #coffee

Blend until smooth. Serve.

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe | www.cookincanuck.com #smoothie #coffee

If you’re not sure where to find Seattle’s Best Coffee in your area, their store locator can help. And be sure to use their $2-off coupon for a little break for your wallet. While you’re there, be sure to check out the sweepstakes. You can enter can enter for a chance to win a fun T-shirt by tweeting @SeattlesBest using the #GreatTaste hashtag or sharing an image on Instagram with the #GreatTaste hashtag and tagging @SeattlesBestCoffee.

Other easy ideas for the morning:

Healthy Breakfast Recipes | Cookin' Canuck #breakfast
Cookin’ Canuck’s No-Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites {Low Sugar & Gluten-Free}
Cookin’ Canuck’s Make-Ahead Baked Eggs with Turkey Sausage, Mushrooms & Tomatoes
Mountain Mama Cooks’ Sautéed Veggie Breakfast Bagel Sandwich
Beyond Breakfast’s Caramelized Clementine & Cranberry Oatmeal
The Smoothie Lover’s Pumpkin Granola

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 3

Serving Size: 8 ounces

Calories per serving: 126 cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 1.0g / Saturated Fat 0.2g

Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chilled Seattle's Best brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 bananas, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a heavy-duty blender (one that can crush ice).
  2. Blend until smooth. Serve.

Notes

Calories 126.1 / Total Fat 1.0g / Saturated Fat 0.2g / Cholesterol 3.3mg / Sodium 34.2mg / Total Carbohydrates 21.4g / Fiber 2.4g / Sugar 13.2g / Protein 9.2g / WW (Old Points) 2 / WW (Points+) 3

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Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Seattle’s Best Coffee blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl October 28, 2013 at 6:41 am

I love everything about this smoothie!!!!

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2 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Thanks, Liz! It’s a keeper, for certain.

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3 Tieghan October 28, 2013 at 6:45 am

I am not a coffee drinker, but I do love a splash of it in sweeter drinks and of desserts!! This smoothie looks and sounds great and I actually just bought a bag of that exact coffee for the coffee drinks in the house. Looks like it is smoothie time! :)

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4 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I hope you have a chance to try it, Tieghan. The coffee/banana combination is a great way to sweeten it up.

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5 Ali | Gimme Some Oven October 28, 2013 at 6:53 am

I make banana smoothies with my coffee all the time. You’ve totally inspired me to combine them! This looks wonderful!!

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6 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Thanks, Ali! I was surprised at how much I liked this combo. I’m thinking this smoothie will become a part of my morning routine.

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7 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 28, 2013 at 7:04 am

Such a fabulous smoothie! This sounds awesome!

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8 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Thanks, Katrina! The flavors have me hooked.

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9 Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness October 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

I literally just finished my morning cups of coffee…and then saw this post. Now I am thinking they will never measure up ’cause it wasn’t part of a delish banana smoothie. Yum!

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10 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

LOL. Thanks, Taylor. There’s always tomorrow morning. :)

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11 Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg October 28, 2013 at 9:09 am

This sounds fabulous! I could definitely love this.

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12 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Thanks, Norma. I feel the same way!

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13 Liz October 28, 2013 at 9:32 am

Nice recipe. Thank you. Have a great week!

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14 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Thank you, Liz. You too.

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15 Barbara | Creative Culinary October 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

Ooh…sounds so good. I’m not a big smoothie person; I love my toast in the morning but I could do this. I can do this; maybe even right now!

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16 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Thanks, Barbara. I found myself sipping on this as a mid-morning snack to curb the pre-lunch munchies.

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17 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 28, 2013 at 10:24 am

What a wonderful way to start your mornings!

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18 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Thanks, Chung-Ah. It definitely gives you a kick in the morning!

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19 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 28, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Mmmm…I like the sound of this! Great smoothie recipe, Dara! :)

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20 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Thanks, Sommer. I hope you have a chance to try it…I have a feeling you’d like it. :)

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21 Mallory @ Total Noms October 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Seriously cannot get over the genius of this smoothie. I am a smoothie junkie AND a coffee addict.. how did I not put these two together before?! Love this!

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22 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm

You’re so sweet, Mallory! I’m wondering what took me so long to think of this combination, too.

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23 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 28, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Such a great smoothie idea, this would give me a nice kick for my runs!

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24 Olena@iFOODreal October 29, 2013 at 11:17 am

Ha, I would never think of mixing coffee with banana…Cool! You are so right about coffee – it’s a personal relationship with a particular brand.:) Looks great!

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25 Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs October 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Hi Dara! This looks like the perfect way to start a day.

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26 margaret October 31, 2013 at 12:37 am

I like to freeze my bananas that I put into smoothies. Gives it a little thicker texture.
I’ve definitely got this on my menu for next week :)

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27 Stephanie October 31, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I absolutely loved making this delicious drink. I actually made it tonight, and I must say very impressive! :) Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe. I added you on Google+ so I can check out more of your recipes. :)

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28 Candace November 1, 2013 at 7:10 am

Awesome recipe!!! I will defrinitely try this!! Thank you for sharing!!

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29 Nutmeg Nanny November 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Usually every morning I have my coffee and smoothie separately, I love the idea of combining them! Yum :)

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30 DESIREE H November 6, 2013 at 8:07 am

MMMM thanks for sharing, sounds great! I have been dieting so this would be great for me! Have a great day!

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31 shawn November 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

Sounds like a great recipe and I most definitly will try this! Check out my site I have some great tasting coffee as well!

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