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Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie

By August 15, 2018Recipes
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A lot of people don’t like drinking hot coffee in the hot weather. Here is an alternative way to get your buzz on with a cold, frothy drink that won’t fill you up with junk like those expensive treats from the coffee shop.

My friend Sheldon gave me a version of this coffee banana protein smoothie recipe years ago, but I modified that recipe some. Of course, the yogurt is a great source of protein. But I use plain yogurt instead of the vanilla yogurt in his recipe, and I make sure it’s full fat instead of low fat.

Feel free to play around with the ingredients to make this coffee banana protein smoothie treat fit your tastes!

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Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie

Get your buzz on with a cold, frothy drink that won’t fill you up with junk like those expensive treats from the coffee shop.

Category Beverage, Dessert
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alma Schneider


  • 1 cup black coffee
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup full-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 dozen ice cubes


  1. In a blender, add coffee, bananas, yogurt.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. With blender running, add ice cubes. Blend at high speed until smooth.

Recipe Notes

For a variation add WLC-compliant protein powder or a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder. Adding the powder while the blender is running will help keep it from clumping.

Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.