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Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie

This Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie has everything you need for a complete breakfast: whole grains, fruit, caffeine, and a dollop of protein if you’re feeling it.

Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie: the ultimate frozen coffee smoothie

Sometimes coffee is enough. When I lived in Texas, I had a big ‘Merica-sized coffee pot that’d brew me a giant Hydro Flask worth of coffee that I’d sip all day. But now I live in Europe where everything is more modestly sized, including, unfortunately, the coffee. Which means now, a coffee doesn’t always cut it. And that, my friends, is why we have a coffee smoothie.

And today I’m needing this coffee smoothie. Last night, as a belated birthday gift to the tulip-man, three of us made our way an hour east to the adorable town of Tilburg for a concert. And even though most it was in Dutch, it was so much fun! But moral of the story is…we were up really late and now we’re all sleepy heads in desperate need of a coffee smoothie.

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How do you make the ultimate frozen coffee smoothie?

Start with chilled coffee, then add in frozen banana (for natural sweetness and thick frostiness), oats, milk, and nut butter for an extra punch of protein. You can also use a fresh (non-frozen banana) and add a handful of ice. Then just blend everything together until smooth and creamy and enjoy!

Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie: the ultimate frozen coffee smoothie

Variations of this coffee smoothie

  • Vegan smoothie: Make this smoothie vegan easily by using plant-based milk.
  • Smoothie without bananas: Make it without banana by subbing in 1/4 cup of coconut milk and adding a few ice cubes.
  • More protein: Add protein to your smoothie by adding a spoonful of nut butter (like almond or peanut butter), or by adding a scoop of protein powder.

This healthy coffee smoothie is really the breakfast of possibilities, friends!

Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie: the ultimate frozen coffee smoothie
Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie

Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie

This coffee smoothie is every non-morning person’s dream come true. Packed with whole grains, fruit, and coffee, it has everything needed to get you from 0 to fully functioning adult in minutes.
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Course: Beverages (Non-Alcoholic), Breakfasts, Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana coffee smoothie, breakfast smoothie, coffee smoothie, frozen coffee smoothie, healthy coffee smoothie, oat smoothie
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
4.52 from 102 votes


  • 1 banana previously sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee 120 mL, chilled
  • ½ cup milk 120 mL, any variety
  • ¼ cup rolled oats 25 g
  • Optional: spoonful of nut butter


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth, adding more milk as necessary to reach a consistency to your liking. Optionally top with a sprinkle of chocolate and serve immediately.


If you liked this coffee smoothie you may also like this Tofu Mocha Frappuccino!


Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.8g | Protein: 8.1g | Fat: 4.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 20.1g | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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  1. Shivi says:

    Wow! Wonderful recipe! Any way to substitute for the oats? I just found out I’m allergic to them. 😫😫 thank you!

    1. Sarah says:

      Oh no! You could try using almonds (whole, slivered, or even flour). 😀

  2. Haley says:

    I haven’t tried this yet but will be trying it tomorrow! It sounds delicious! Was just curious if this was good to make the night before and to refrigerate it till the morning or if it was best consumed when made.

    1. Sarah says:

      You can make this in advance! It will probably thicken somewhat (because the oats), so you may just need to add a little more milk in the morning.

  3. Gwendolyn says:

    I am making this in Teen life and it seems amazing. Can’t wait to make it with my dad.

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear it, Gwendolyn! Enjoy! 😀

  4. Stacy says:

    Was wandering if u could use white coffee instead. I can’t have the black coffee

    1. Sarah says:

      Yep that should be find! This is a very flexible recipe 🙂

  5. Madden says:

    omg!! this is coffee heaven! it is soooo good. I love your website and everything! keep being amazing.:)5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear it! Enjoy! 😀

  6. Nancy says:

    I love this! I don’t breakfast because i am not hungry in the morning but I need my coffee but without eating my stomach hurts … Long story short! Problem solved 🙂
    Thank you ❤5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear it, Nancy! 😀

  7. Shaylee says:

    Just tried this smoothie this morning and I am in LOVE! I’m a huge iced coffee drinker and a smoothie drinker, so I feel like two of my favorite worlds just collided in this drink! The only thing is I am wondering is if there’s any way to make it thicker? Other than that, I used almond milk and it tasted so delicious!5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So awesome! Two birds one stone 😅 To make it thicker you can add a bit more oats (then let it sit for 5 or so minutes after blending to thicken), or use frozen banana!

  8. SJones says:

    Delicious and satisfying. It kept me from getting hungry until lunch time.
    Keep up the good work!5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear it! 😀

  9. Mel says:

    This is brilliant! I’ve been trying to revamp my breakfast in the mornings and this just does the trick.

    I was wondering if you had any tips on how to make it a bit naturally sweeter at all please? …I have quite the bad sweet tooth.

    I’m wondering if the coffee I’m using it too bitter or if I need to water it down (currently using 120ml of the coffee concentrate from the “Cold Brew Coffee” link). That and I’m going to try a different milk alternatives (currently using oat, going to try almond next). But any suggestions you might have would be most appreciated!

    Many thanks5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Mel! You might try watering the coffee concentrate down a little bit. Besides that, you can add some honey, maple syrup, or medjool dates for sweetness! 😀