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July 03, 2018

Healthy Smoothies to Make with Coffee!

At True Citrus, we love smoothies first thing in the morning. Breakfast smoothies are an easy way to pack in a lot of nutrition, all right at the beginning of the day. There really isn't anything much better.

Oh, except coffee. Plenty of coffee.

We've realized that the only way a smoothie could become an even more perfect breakfast would be if we blended coffee right in. We've come up with a few delicious coffee-smoothie recipes (without a bunch of added sugar, of course) to get your day started with health and energy!

A quick note: Cold-brewed coffee is best in these recipes, as it is already chilled and wonderfully smooth. However, drip coffee that has been cooled to room temperature (or in the refrigerator) works great as well.

Healthy Coffee Smoothie Recipes 

Monkey Love

In a blender, combine 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of coffee, 1/2 a cup of unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of nut butter, and a handful of ice. Blend until smooth, and top with coconut flakes. Prefer it slightly sweeter? Add 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate, or a teaspoon of honey.

The Bouncing Bear

Combine 1/2 a frozen banana with 1 cup of coffee, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, and about 1/2 cup frozen blueberries in a blender. Pulse until smooth.

Anti-inflammatory Breakfast

Add 1/2 cup of coffee in a blender with 1 cup of milk alternative of your choice, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 handful of spinach or kale, 1/2 cup frozen blackberries. Bonus boosts: unsweetened cacao nibs, or 1 teaspoon of pre-soaked chia seeds.

Morning Mixed Berry Coffee Smoothie

Combine 1 cup of coffee in a blender with 1 packet of True Lemon Raspberry Iced Tea, 1/2 a banana, 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, and 1/2 a cup vanilla almond milk. Blend until smooth. Bonus boosts: a handful of leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, or mixed lettuces.

Cashew Coconut Dream

Add 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder to 3/4 cup of coffee,1/4 cup cashew milk, 1/4 cup raw cashews, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/2 cup frozen cubed sweet potato, and 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower to a blender. Pulse until smooth. For added thickness, include 1/2 a banana. Bonus boosts: a dash of cinnamon, or dried medjool dates that have been soaked in water for about 15 minutes to soften.

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With these recipes, you can have your coffee and drink it too! Frozen, blended, and packed full of delicious nutritional goodness.