By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
Love a refreshing coffee smoothie? This copycat Frappuccino full of fueling protein and boasts no added sugar. Sip this coffee shake today!
Love coffee? Then you'll love this frozen treat.
If you're a coffee fan and are looking for a healthy Frappuccino, this healthy coffee smoothie with banana is for you. It's full of mocha espresso flavor and will help energize your day!
Bonus: This healthy coffee breakfast smoothie contains no added sugar but plenty of health-helping nutrients.
Recreating a favorite beverage at home is a great way to add in nutrients and skip any unnecessary added sweeteners. If you want to skip the caffeine, give my vanilla smoothie a try, or try any of these best healthy smoothies. Cheers!
Why I Created This Healthy Coffee Shake Recipe
Even as a registered dietitian, I find myself with less and less time to spend in the kitchen—meaning quick and easy recipes are my lifesavers. I often start my mornings with a yummy, protein-filled smoothie to help tide me over till the next meal.
If you know me, you also know my morning isn't complete without a shot of espresso or a cappuccino. I happen to love the taste of coffee, and of course the caffeine boost is helpful for a productive start to the day.
I also love cooking with coffee (hello, easy coffee cake muffins!) and espresso for mornings when I want my breakfast and my caffeine all in one recipe. This can be a big help with time savings when I'm running out the door for a workout!
However, I don't love that most frozen coffee drinks are loaded with added sugar. That's why I sought out to bring you the delicious coffee flavor you love in this healthy espresso smoothie–but not the added sugar.
For a caffeine boost, you can also add matcha to recipes. Wondering how to use matcha powder?
How to Make a Copycat Frappuccino
This smoothie that tastes like dessert but isn't! Instead of heading to Starbucks for a Frappuccino with all the sugar in the world, make this frozen coffee drink with no added sugar at all. This drink gets you all the sweetness with naturally good-for-you ingredients like banana and unsweetened cocoa powder.
I hope you enjoy this smoothie with cocoa! Love the taste of frozen espresso? This healthy banana coffee smoothie happens to be a complete breakfast that provides an excellent amount of satiating protein and fiber to help power you through your morning.
Here's how to make this healthy coffee shake. Because you use frozen banana in this coffee smoothie recipe, you don't need any ice cubes.
I made this espresso protein shake with no added sugar, sweetening it naturally with unsweetened cocoa powder and fruit.
Of course, a grande Mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream from Starbucks contains 61 grams of sugar, and much of that is added sugar! This espresso smoothie contains about a third of that, 23 grams of sugar, and all of that comes from natural sources such as dairy.
The yogurt coffee smoothie also has a base of Greek yogurt and soy milk. The smoothie boasts 25 grams of protein, which comes from whole foods–not vanilla protein powder. Is soy good for women? It is, but you can feel free to sub in almond milk if you prefer it.
I hope you enjoy this coffee smoothie with banana as much as I do! I'm going to whip up a frozen mochaccino recipe.up this morning! Want the best healthy smoothies to blend up for breakfast?
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This blog post was updated in September 2020.
I'd love to hear from you! Let me know how you're enjoying this healthy coffee smoothie recipe. What are your favorite ways to add coffee and espresso to recipes?
Healthy Coffee Smoothie with Banana
- Blend ingredients together, and enjoy!
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