Coffee, Oat and Banana Smoothie



Kick start your morning with this delicious Coffee, Oat & Banana Smoothie – with coffee to wake you up and oats to keep your hunger away. You can enjoy it hot or really cold too, so it’s perfect all year round.

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Kick start your morning with this delicious Coffee, Oat & Banana Smoothie - with coffee to wake you up and oats to keep your hunger away. You can enjoy it hot or really cold too, so it's perfect all year round.

A couple of weeks ago I popped into my local Costa and I saw them advertising a coffee, oat & banana smoothie and I thought it sounded yummy, something I know I would enjoy. The sensible food blogger in me, always curious about how new things look and taste, should have bought one to try. However, it was quite early in the morning and freezing cold so I bought a coffee instead. The next morning I decided to give it a try for my breakfast and I can confirm that (my version of) it tastes delicious. Having not actually tried the Costa version I can’t confirm how like their’s it is, but who cares if it tastes good.

I like my breakfast smoothies to be a medium sort of temperature – warm enough so that they can be drunk in a hurry without chilling my insides, but not hot. However, I know that there are some of you out there who like super cold smoothies so I’ve shared how to adapt it for that, and Jon likes his hot, so I’ve shared how to do that too (it’s great if you need warming up, like a delicious, drinkable porridge).

For this recipe I’ve used regular cows milk but it can easily be switched for dairy-free (& therefore vegan) alternatives such as soy or almond milk.

Kick start your morning with this delicious Coffee, Oat & Banana Smoothie - with coffee to wake you up and oats to keep your hunger away. You can enjoy it hot or really cold too, so it's perfect all year round.

Coffee, Oat & Banana Smoothie

Active Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (can use fresh or frozen)
  • 200ml milk (I use skimmed but any is fine)
  • 1 heaped tbsp oats
  • 1 shot of espresso (or 1 tsp coffee granules mixed with about 40ml of boiling water) – if you really need waking up then use a double espresso.

Method

  • Pop all of the ingredients into a powerful blender and blitz until smooth.

Make it extra cold

  • Once you’ve blitzed together the ingredients, add a handful of ice cubes and blitz again.

Make it hot

  • Add an extra 100ml of milk and pop into the microwave on high for 1 minute. Give it a stir and return to the microwave for a further 30 seconds.

Kick start your morning with this delicious Coffee, Oat & Banana Smoothie - with coffee to wake you up and oats to keep your hunger away. You can enjoy it hot or really cold too, so it's perfect all year round.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 258 kcal (13%), Fat: 2.9g (4%), Saturated Fat: 0.7g (3%), Carbohydrates: 50.3g (19%), Sugar: 19.6g (22%), Fibre: 5.6g (23%), Protein: 8.3g (17%), Salt: 0.0g (0%)

1 of your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables

This is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Corn-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Gluten-Free (double check your oats as some packs contain gluten)
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are commonly available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

Kick start your morning with this delicious Coffee, Oat & Banana Smoothie - with coffee to wake you up and oats to keep your hunger away. You can enjoy it hot or really cold too, so it's perfect all year round.


I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenge… #CookBlogShare with Easy Peasy Foodie.

17 Comments:

  1. This is a great breakfast idea, my children aren’t crazy about oats (unless it’s overnight oats) but they would love the coffee flavour in this recipe (I’d use a bit less coffee for them but a double espresso for me!).

  2. Love a smoothie in the morning especially with oats in! So easy to adapt it for the Peachicks (although have to figure out what to replace the bananas with for me!) Never thought of putting coffee in a smoothie -def going to try it! I’m with you though, I like them not ice cold (unless its the summer)!

    • I didn’t realise you couldn’t have bananas 🙁 I’ll have a think about what might make a nice alternative (although I may struggle as you won’t find a banana-free smoothie on here, I’ll try my best though x)

  3. I love the idea of this – sounds like the perfect breakfast. I had no idea people drank smoothies anything but cold. I’m going to have to try the hot version now! Maybe I have been missing out??? Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare 🙂 Eb x

    • If you search on Google you’ll find quite a range of hot smoothies. I personally don’t think it suits the fruity ones as well as I think they need to be cold and refreshing, but this one is like a really smooth, warming porridge.

  4. This looks so perfect! Filling AND delicious

  5. I would not have thought about combining banana and coffee in a smoothie, but I imagine (now I have thought about it) that it is pretty yummy……. cold, very cold or hot! May just have to whizz one up! x

  6. I am definitely going to give this a try as I love the costa one- and it’s a great source of energy!! But a £3:50 a pop a homemade one would be ideal!! Also if you don’t drink regular milk- oat milk is really good in this- as it adds to the oaty flavour!

  7. I might swap the milk out for almond milk for a vegan version

  8. Hi,

    Was just wondering if instant coffee like Nescafe would work?

    • Charlotte Oates

      It should be fine. Dissolve it in a little boiling water first before adding it to the smoothie.

      • Thank you! I tried it out and it was wonderful! 🙂 Love your blog. I actually found it by chance when looking for a quick recipe for homemade custard. Btw, that turned out well too. 🙂

  9. I think Costa also adds honey

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