This Almond Coffee Green Smoothie is a deliciously healthy way to jump start your day! It’s like having your breakfast and coffee in one easy drink…and I promise, it doesn’t taste green!
Vegetarian | Vegan | Gluten Free
Did I lose you at green smoothie? Wait! Come back! I promise, if you try this, you will never, ever know there is anything green in this smoothie! It tastes like your favorite iced coffee drink from your local coffee spot! I think, even better!
This smoothie idea came about because of my need for some caffeine and breakfast on one busy morning. I wanted my smoothie and my coffee simultaneously! Ever since, it’s become a favorite!
Almond Coffee Green Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach about 1 or 2 large handfuls
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 of a frozen banana
- about 5 or 6 ice cubes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso
- 1/8 cup whole raw almonds about 12 almonds, optional
- honey or pure maple syrup to taste
- Blend all of the ingredients in a blender for 40 to 60 seconds, or until smooth.
- Pour into a serving glass or travel cup to go.
*This post was originally published on December 12, 2012. It’s been updated with fresh images and text.
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Can this be frozen and stored? Looking to prep it for a week at a time! We just tried it today and LOVE IT, however; it takes too long for our quick morning routine🥰
Yay! I’m so glad you love this as much as I do, Sage! I’ve never tried freezing this…but, that’s genius! I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Freezing in ice cube trays and whizzing it up in the blender is a great idea. You may want to consider creating a more concentrated blend for freezing, since you’ll probably blend the cubes up with a bit of plant based milk. Maybe add a smidge more coffee and more greens. I’d love to hear how it works for you! Thanks for the awesome idea! xo
Coffee is favourite drink of many people, when it is blended with more ingredients to make more tasty drink it becomes best coffee drink. I like the recipe you mentioned. Will try it soon. Thanks for sharing.
I mad this with 3/4 cup chameleon black coffee concentrated. And 1/2 cup almond milk. Awesome drink.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Gregory! :)
I am wondering if your green smoothie with the espresso or regular coffee with the color of the smoothie would stain my teeth. I am having my teeth whitened, and have been told I cannot drink coffee or tea nor eat blueberries, strawberries, or tomatoes anymore. I am looking for a morning coffee alternative. I know I will miss the caffeine and need the morning pick-me-up. Your smoothie sounds like it might be what I am looking for.
That’s a really interesting question, Brenda! I wish I could answer it. I think you’ll get a more informed answer from your dentist. I commend you…I’d have a hard time giving up all of those things! Best of luck to you!
Thank you. Yes, I will talk to him tomorrow further. But after I e-mailed you, I checked further on-line, and unfortunately found that the combination of a green smoothie would/could stain teeth. The only suggestion given was to use a straw so that the drink doesn’t touch my teeth. Kind regards. Brenda
I just made this smoothie with fresh kale instead of spinach, with some leftover drip coffee from a local coffee-house. The coffee is strong – it sort of fought with the taste of the kale. I added more banana and it got better. I could have added more almonds – the amount I put in completely blended! I will freeze my coffee into cubes as suggested, and will try spinach next time. However, kale is my usual green of choice. Thanks for the interesting recipe!
Thank you, Natasha! I’ve made this with kale too, and I like it just as much as with spinach.
Try substituting frozen mango for bananas in smoothie recipes…I’m also allergic to bananas!
We seem to have leftover coffee often, so I just freeze it into cubes. I think I’ll use that and omit the instant coffee. One less thing to buy as we likely wouldn’t use it in anything else. Can’t wait to share this with my sleepy guy.
That’s a great idea Sylvia! I think it will taste delicious! Let me know how you both like it!
I have made it with spinach and also with any greens I have in the house. The coffee, banana, dismiss the taste of the greens. Also, feel free to throw more greens in.
Also. All you need is almonds and water because when you blend the two, you get almond milk.
I absolutely love this recipe, thank you so much for posting it.
I agree, Jeannine…you can add a lot more greens. I usually do that. I wrote the recipe using almond milk because I wanted the addition of the almonds to be optional. Not everyone likes the texture that they add. I’m absolutely thrilled that you love this! I do too…I honestly drink this one almost every morning! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment! :D
Simply wonderful. Such a creative pairing and so delicious. I liked the little bits of almonds, too. Thanks for a great recipe.
Awww…thank you Kristine! I love the almonds too…they add tiny bits of crunch that I like! I’m so glad you like this one and so glad you took the time to let me know!
This is a wonderful idea! What would you recommend as a substitute for the banana? I’m allergic to them :(
I’m glad you like this smoothie Kimberly. I drink it most mornings! The banana adds some creaminess and sweetness to this smoothie, but it’s not necessary. You can just leave it out and maybe add a bit more maple or honey, to taste. I’d also increase the almond milk just a bit. If you do want to try adding something to replace the banana, you could try about 1/4 C. of silken tofu (or vanilla Greek yogurt if you don’t care about adding dairy) or half of an avocado. Let me know how you end up making it and if you liked it!
This smoothie is perfect!! Now I can have my coffee and smoothie at the same time! Love it.
Thank you so much Lisa! That’s how I see it too! It’s great for busy mornings!
Thanks for the recipe, it’s really unique! Coffe and spinach, the best pairing. I hope you don’t mind I’ve posted also marking you as a source :)
Have a nice day :)
Thanks so much for sharing this on your blog! So glad you enjoyed it!