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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
4.35 from 52 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. Hanna says:

    This recipe is great! I love how smooth it is, and the coffee flavor too. Definitely a must try!

    1. Sarah says:

      YAY! SO happy to hear you liked it, Hanna! 😀

  2. Regina phalange says:

    This is the GREATEST drink ever! I’ve made it the past two mornings and I plan to keep making it. It’s absolutely delicious. I also ad an extra splash of coffee to make it stronger, which I think tastes amazing.5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Regina! 😀

  3. Anna says:

    Loved it, i could actually taste the coffee and felt no need for additional sweetener. I added almond butter. So good can’t wait to make it again. These are my favourite kinds of recipes: easy, healthy, and delicious!5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear you liked it! 😀

  4. Julie Tichenor says:

    I like this smoothie the taste is good, took a frozen banana I had in the freezer and added it to it, except I think the banana itself was bad, going to try making this again but with a fresh banana! Keeping this recipe for my mornings since it’s been super hot here… 94-105!

    1. Sarah says:

      Haha, hope it works for ya on the second go around! It’s one of my favorites (especially with this hot weather!)

  5. Mikaela S says:

    Delicious flavor but a little thin for my taste (i like my smoothies to be more like a milkshake consistency). Maybe my banana was too small, but I just added a few ice cubes and spinach leaves. Next time maybe I’ll do a little less milk. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Sarah says:

      Happy you could make it work with some ice cubes (and love the addition of spinach!) 😀

  6. Marilyn says:

    Are there any other fruits you can use instead of banana.

    1. Sarah says:

      Other fruits generally won’t work quite as well as banana here. You can substitute the banana for 1/4 cup of coconut milk and some ice cubes (you may also want to add a bit of honey to compensate for the sweetness).

  7. Kayla says:

    I get bored of my regular smoothies that I have every single morning. This changes it up BIG TIME! And, I’m killing two birds with one stone – coffee & smoothie – rather than drinking tons of hot & cold liquids that make me rush to go pee multiple times haha!! This tastes soooo good too! I doubled it, and added two scoops of protein powder and peanut butter. Delicious! Thanks for sharing Sarah! xox5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Kayla!! 😀 Enjoy!

  8. David says:

    Great smoothie! Make it at least once a week (among others). I use coconut or soy milk and sometimes I add a level tbsp of cocoa powder.5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear you’re liking it, David! Enjoy!! 😀

  9. Roberta says:

    this is simply the best, coffee in a smoothie

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy you like it, Roberta! 😀

  10. Ono says:

    omg! the idea itself is delicious. If I don’t have coffee, I just feel like I’m running out of fuel. Now I can show my mom that coffee is a healthy drink . 😊😊😊

    1. Sarah says:

      Hahah yes! Enjoy! 😀

  11. Erika C. says:

    This smoothie is perfect and delicious!! Absolute perfect consistency and very filling5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      Yay! So happy to hear! 😀

  12. 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). 😀