One of cold brew coffee's magical properties is how it enhances the flavor and punch of a smoothie.
In this case, adding a bit more oomph to the morning power smoothie with the added caffeine and extra flavor. Adding cold brew coffee’s bold flavor to the rich chocolate protein powder, nutty peanut butter, and sweet banana and honey is the real breakfast of champions.
Cold Brew Power Smoothie
This smoothie can be tailored to your personal tastes.
Use whatever your favorite protein powder or dairy/dairy substitute you want.
Same goes for your fav nut butter.
As far as protein powders go, I’ve probably tried most of them and have found that 99% taste like artificially over-sweetened chalk.
Or worse, mess with your gut…
And not in a good way.
My two favorite protein powders that are easily digestible and taste great are Redcon1’s Isotope whey isolate (chocolate) and sometimes Iospure’s Zero Carb whey protein isolate (unflavored).
You can eyeball all of the ingredients like I did in this video. I’ve made this so many times I can do it blindfolded.
If you're a calorie or macro counter, I've included approximate nutrition information at the bottom of the page.
And don’t forget to save some banana for your helpers. I call it the “Furball Tax” and you can see that tax collected at the end of the video.
- 6 oz of Queenie’s Cold Brew (pre-made, check out our DIY cold brew recipe here)
- 1 cup ice
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use 1-½ scoops of Redcon1 chocolate whey isolate in my shake)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 medium banana
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp honey
Directions (about as easy at it gets)
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender.
- Turn on the blender and blend until the smoothie is...smooth.
- Pour and enjoy a healthy start to your day!
What kind of coffee should I use?
Queenie’s Organic Cold Brew. Always good to have some brewed and ready to go in your fridge
Protein powder stuck to peanut butter and honey can get clumpy if you layer them on top of each other. I’ve found I get the best mixing by adding the protein powder after the cold brew, and the honey and peanut butter after the banana.
Smoothies aren't just for breakfast anymore.
This smoothie also makes a killer post-workout recovery drink or mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack. Much better than that large diet soda and bag of chips.
Approximate, based on the quantities used in this recipe.
Serving Size: ~24 oz.
Total Fat: 11.5g
Total Carbohydrates: 41.7g