Whip up this easy banana smoothie recipe and kick start your morning! Made with frozen bananas, vanilla Greek yogurt, honey, milk, and coffee, you get fiber, protein, and caffeine all in one. A great drink for breakfast or an afternoon snack!
How many times have I mentioned that I don’t really love bananas? Probably a lot. But I buy them all the time, and force myself to eat them, because they’re a fruit, and good for me, and easy, and come prepackaged, and portable…blah blah. But, again, don’t love them.
(Clearly I have no future as a Chiquita representative. HA!)
But I’ve realized I just don’t love them on their own. In something, though, is a whole different story. (Similar to how I feel about oranges.) Offer me a slice of ultimate Banana bread, banana pie, banana pudding, a banana ice cream sundae, and I might just bite your hand off.
So it comes as no surprise that I really love this banana smoothie. It’s sweet (ding! ding!), with a hint of coffee and honey – good energy boost in the morning to start your day.
Ingredients you need for this Banana Smoothie recipe
- Whole milk
- Vanilla Greek yogurt
- Finely ground instant coffee granules
- Large bananas, sliced and frozen
- Ice cubes
Might sound weird, but trust me, the flavors work!
Do I use brewed coffee or coffee grounds?
This smoothie calls for instant coffee grounds. You want instant, not regular, so the granules will dissolve. Another option is to use some brewed (and cooled) coffee to taste.
How to Freeze Bananas
You can use ripe bananas that aren’t frozen, but frozen banana slices make the smoothie thicker and creamier.
To freeze bananas, slice and put on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, stick in the freezer for 45 minutes, then transfer to a freezer safe plastic Ziploc bag and place in the freezer until ready to use.
Other Banana recipes we really love include:
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How to make a banana smoothie
Breakfast Coffee Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 6-ounce containers of vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons finely ground instant coffee granules
- 2 large bananas , sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup ice cubes , optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender (in the order listed); start out your blender on low speed and increase to high.
- Blend until smooth and you can no longer see the coffee granules.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!