Coffee Bean Banana Buzz Vegan Smoothie Recipe

Banana Buzz Smoothie with coffee beans

This Banana Buzz Vegan Smoothie smoothie is packed full of protein and whole-food ingredients. This vegan smoothie is perfect to energize you all morning long!

It’s such a healthy plant-based breakfast made with dates, bananas, seeds, protein, and espresso. It’s like a sweet frozen coffee treat and a delicious vegan smoothie all rolled into one. This quick and easy vegan breakfast is perfect for those mornings when you don’t have a lot of time!

Vegan Smoothie Banana Buzz

What if I don’t like bananas in the Banana Buzz Vegan Smoothie?

That’s totally ok! One of my family members absolutely detests bananas, so I figured out the perfect substitute. Frozen cauliflower gives smoothies that thick creamy consistency, without the banana flavor taking over. As a bonus, you even get some veggies in your morning plant-based smoothie.

For every half a frozen banana sub in 3/4 cup of frozen cauliflower

Can I substitute decaf coffee beans in smoothies?

Absolutely! You will still get that delicious coffee flavor without the jolt of caffeine and can still enjoy the Banana Buzz Smoothie. 

Is it healthy to add coffee beans or coffee grounds to a smoothie?

Absolutely! Make sure that you use finely ground coffee beans or the smoothie will be gritty. Freshly ground coffee or espresso is packed with antioxidants and caffeine. You don’t need much to get the boost you usually get from the brewed version.

It’s not only a fantastic method to give your smoothie more flavor and texture, but it will also give you more caffeine without having to boil any coffee. Coffee beans can lose some of their benefits throughout the brewing process. Therefore by adding raw beans to this vegan coffee smoothie you avoid losing these benefits.

What type of Coffee Beans To Use In This Vegan Banana Buzz Smoothie?

For this smoothie, you’ll want high-quality coffee beans, which I usually recommend because they taste better and offer you more energy. However, you’ll want something that doesn’t taste dull or sour.

Tip: Use precut and frozen banana pieces to make this smoothie colder when served.

Banana Buzz Vegan Smoothie

This vegan protein smoothie is packed full of whole food ingredients that are perfect to energize you all morning long! It's such a healthy plant-based breakfast made with dates, banana, seeds, protein and espresso. It's like a sweet frozen coffee treat and a delicious vegan smoothie all rolled into one.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time1 min
Cuisine: American, European, Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Smoothie
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • 1 High Powered Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plant milk (I like coconut almond)
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 pinch pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder (optional)
  • 3 large medjool dates (or 6 small dates)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds, hemp hearts, chia seeds (1 tbsp of each)
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tbsp ground espresso beans

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

This vegan protein smoothie is packed full of whole food ingredients that are perfect to energize you all morning long! It’s such a healthy plant-based breakfast made with dates, banana, seeds, protein and espresso. It’s like a sweet frozen coffee treat and a delicious vegan smoothie all rolled into one.
Q: What if I don’t like banana in smoothies? 
A: That’s totally ok! One of my family members absolutely detests bananas, so I figured out the perfect substitute. Frozen cauliflower gives smoothies that thick creamy consistency, without the banana flavour taking over. As a bonus you even get some veggies in your morning plant-based smoothie.
For every half a frozen banana sub in 3/4 cup of frozen cauliflower. 
Q: Can I substitute de-caf coffee beans in smoothies?
A: Absolutely! You will still get that delicious coffee flavour without the jolt of caffeine. 
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