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Chocolate Banana Coffee Smoothie

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This Chocolate Banana Coffee Smoothie is the perfect treat when you are trying to eat healthy but still have a sweet tooth! It’s packed with protein and Vitamin C too so no guilt trip required!

chocolate coffee smoothie topped with chocolate shavings

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Every now and then I come up with a recipe that combines all of my favorite things. Coffee and Chocolate? Yes please! This Coffee Smoothie is the perfect blend of flavor, thickness, and it’s healthy to boot.

close up of a coffee smoothie in a glass mug

Like a lot of us this time of year I’m trying sooooooo hard to eat better. All this yummy British pub food has taken a bit of a toll on my waistline unfortunately! But sometimes a girl needs chocolate, am I right?

That’s why this smoothie is so delicious, it combines two of my favorite things-coffee and chocolate-in a healthy, protein packed package that satisfies sweet cravings while keeping you on track!

Ingredients

  • frozen banana
  • chocolate protein powder
  • coffee!
  • vanilla yogurt
  • vanilla extract

Step by step

Simply add all the ingredients to a high speed blender (affiliate link) and blend until smooth.

If your smoothie is too thick you can add more coffee or a little of your milk of choice. If it is too thin you can add ice or more frozen banana and blend again.

What makes this such a great healthy breakfast?

I’m not a big breakfast person so this coffee yogurt smoothie is the perfect way to start my day without a heavy meal.

  • It’s packed with protein to fuel your morning
  • It’s gluten free (as long as your protein powder is)
  • It has chocolate and coffee of course
  • It only takes a few moments to prep

It’s also a great smoothie to rotate with my healthy Banana Pudding Smoothie too!

chocolate coffee smoothie on a table with Chocolate and banana slices

Is Coffee Healthy?

Plain black coffee is actually very healthy in moderation, so don’t worry about adding it to this smoothie. Coffee is:

  • Low in calories, only 1 calorie per 8 ounce cup
  • it is rich in antioxidants
  • it helps fight headaches (I always drink coffee at the start of a headache!)

Coffee has also been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, liver disease, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer’s and skin cancer, too.

CNN.com

“Coffee is loaded with antioxidants,” said Joe DeRupo, a spokesman for the National Coffee Association. “Many are naturally occurring antioxidants found in the coffee bean, while others are created during the roasting process. It’s these compounds that science links with positive effects in reducing the risk of several diseases.”

wcpo.com

Variations

  • Use vanilla protein powder instead of chocolate
  • Add powdered peanut butter like PB2
  • Add 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • Substitute your favorite milk for the yogurt and add more frozen banana
  • Add a tablespoon of unbrewed coffee ground in this smoothie. Doing so adds an additional caffeine boost and gives the smoothie a bit of texture. (Make sure you use coffee that has not yet been brewed!)

Yum, right?? This is a great way to use bananas up that are getting past ripeness-I peel and chop them up and keep them in a container in the freezer to quickly use in my smoothies.

You might also like this Dalgona recipe (Korean Whipped Coffee) or Affogato, an Italian Coffee Dessert!

If you try this recipe, please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!

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A chocolate coffee smoothie on a table, with Chocolate and banana slices

Healthy Chocolate Coffee Smoothie


  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

This healthy Chocolate Coffee Protein Smoothie tastes delicious but is actually good for you! My new favorite healthy treat!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 chopped frozen bananas
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Add all ingredients into a blender (affiliate link) and blend until smooth. Add milk or water to thin if desired.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: blender (affiliate link)
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1.5 cups
  • Calories: 332
  • Sugar: 23 g
  • Sodium: 119.7 mg
  • Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.6 g
  • Protein: 42.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.8 mg

Keywords: coffee, chocolate, protein, smoothie

This recipe was originally published in January 2017 and updated July 2020.

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10 Comments

  1. I PROMISE THAT BANANAS ARE WHAT MAKE MOST SMOOTHIES THICK AND SWEET, W/O ANY SWEETENER!! PLEASE TRY FREEZING A FEW/ W/O PEELS AND USE THEM IN ANY SMOOTHIE THAT YOU’LL END UP LOVING!!!

    1. I PROMISE THAT BANANAS ARE WHAT MAKE MOST SMOOTHIES THICK AND SWEET, W/O ANY SWEETENER!! PLEASE TRY FREEZING A FEW/ W/O PEELS AND USE THEM IN ANY SMOOTHIE THAT YOU’LL END UP LOVING!!!

      1. I also do not want bananas in my coffee smoothie. Your response did not answer Lori’s question of what else we can use in place of bananas. Please answer with a possible substitute. Thank you!!!.

  2. I see all this chocolate laying around and no mention chocolate in the recipe , except for the protein powder ?

    1. It’s one big serving, I’m not sure of the calorie count exactly but you try an app like MyFitnessPal to calculate it I’m sure. ~Melissa

  3. Melissa, it sounds as though you just might be missing your home in the United States. I know how that feels because although I was born in England (Exeter, Devon) and lived most of my life in America, I still miss England. Home has the feel of being “in place.” It’s not as though you aren’t making a home with family in England, it’s just different, and it will be a part of your fond memories when you leave. Thank you for the recipe for a healthy hot chocolate drink. We intend to make it and savor it!
    Janette

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