Coffee banana smoothie

This easy coffee banana smoothie recipe takes minutes to make and uses frozen bananas (fresh would work too)!
Coffee banana smoothie in a tall clear glass with orange straw, foamy on top

I’m currently dealing with a mountain of frozen bananas. Sure, you could make the best banana bread with them, but smoothies will also do the trick when it comes to getting the frozen banana stash under control. 

Banana coffee smoothie viewed from above to show foamy top, served with orange straw.

I’m getting rid of enjoying the frozen fruit in the form of smoothies. Smoothies take minutes to make and are easily consumed while packing. They are also an awesome way to get in some vital nutrients on days when my pantry-diet is cookie-filled and delicious, but perhaps less than healthy.

Ingredients for coffee banana smoothie made with coffee grinds, frozen banana, cinnamon, and milk.

Bananas and coffee are a yummy combination in a smoothie, especially when you add in cinnamon and nutmeg. I love the frothy layer that forms when you blend smoothies, like the milky foam of a cappucino.

For a thicker smoothie, use less milk. For a thinner smoothie, add more. Smoothies are very forgiving.

banana coffee shake in a tall glass, half drunk with orange straw

Each time I make this coffee and banana smoothie, I make it a little differently. Some days, I add more honey because I want it to be sweeter, other days, I add a ton of cinnamon. I change the sweetener I use as well, opting for maple syrup because I tend to be maple-obsessed most days. When I have some freshly brewed coffee on hand, I use it instead of the instant coffee and consequently, I reduce the milk used. If it’s summer, I blend in a few ice cubes. Cocoa powder would also taste great in this recipe. The smoothie you create will be a matter of taste, but here’s a recipe to get you started. And, by all means, tweak away when you make your version of this smoothie!

Coffee banana smoothie

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Coffee banana smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 141kcal
Author Janice


  • 1 (1 ) frozen banana sliced
  • 125 mL (½ cups) yogurt (2 % fat)
  • 250 mL (1 cups) skim milk (fat free) more or less depending on the desired consistency
  • honey to taste
  • 1 pinch (1 ) ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) instant coffee granules or more
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and pulse. Continue blending until smooth.
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Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1mg

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21 Responses to Coffee banana smoothie

  1. Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen March 21, 2012 at 7:03 AM #

    i always tend to favor people who can make me smoothies… (just hinting eherm*) Especially one that has coffee….

  2. Tina March 21, 2012 at 2:42 PM #

    Awesome flavor blend here with the coffee and banana-makes me think of early morning in Jamaica. I could really enjoy these-yum! Great post

  3. MyFudo™ March 24, 2012 at 6:07 AM #

    Wonderful morning start with coffee flavored anything for me…The banana in the mix is a bonus. Love the combo. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Juanita March 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM #

    Great combo of ingredients for taste.

  5. Cooking Rookie March 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM #

    Such a nice idea, I am definitely trying this 🙂

  6. Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen April 1, 2012 at 7:35 AM #

    Oh dear, please do post again soon! I always enjoy your posts! btw, I have just passed on the Kreativ Blogger Award to you! For details:

  7. Beth April 1, 2012 at 11:40 PM #

    Hi there!

    Are you moving to Ottawa to attend Algonquin’s baking program? I just wondered, as I am finishing my last semester this month!

    • Jan April 4, 2012 at 3:27 AM #

      I moved to Ottawa to do a diploma in pastry at the Cordon Bleu, actually! Congrats on finishing Algonquin’s baking program! That’s amazing, and must feel so awesome 🙂

  8. El April 2, 2012 at 1:53 PM #

    I hope your move went well. Keep us posted. The smoothie looks great!

  9. Steph April 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM #

    This is totally screaming my name!! I think I’m making this tonight!!

  10. Kiri W. April 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM #

    Oh, this looks delicious! I love coffee, and banana would be a prefect creamy sweet counterbalance. Thank you for sharing this!

  11. mjskit April 6, 2012 at 2:14 AM #

    I love keeping bananas in the freezer for smoothies but I’ve never seen the combination of bananas and coffee. It sounds quite delicious! I wonder if leftover coffee would work. I always have about a half of a cup in the morning. Thanks for sharing this!

  12. April 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM #

    1. I love smoothies! 2. Who would have thought to combine coffee and banana- brilliant! 3. They look and sound amazing. 4. I want one.

  13. Medeja April 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM #

    What a great smoothie! It should be really great combination of flavors!

  14. Emily April 6, 2012 at 10:49 AM #

    This sounds like a delicious breakfast. Plus the little bit of coffee will be sure to perk you up for all your packing.

  15. La Cuisine d'Helene October 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM #

    Welcome to Ottawa. If you would like to be added to bloggers FB group please let me know. We meet once in a while. Waiting to hear from you.


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