One of my favorite ways to get my coffee fix during the summer months is to blend it into a smoothie – and if you haven’t tried that, I very recommend doing it immediately. Of course, you don’t want to pour very hot coffee into a blender, but a tablespoon or more of ground coffee really helps kick up the flavor. Not to mention that it saves me from walking out with an obscene number of cups in the morning, because my smoothie and my breakfast coffee are now one, living in beautiful harmony.
This delicious, nutrient-dense coffee smoothie recipe is from Dana, AKA @oatsfairy on Instagram and TikTok, and includes Chamberlain coffee (which I’m also addicted to these days), but you can use any ground coffee you like. you have in the pantry.
As you can see, this Chocolate Hazelnut Latte Smoothie is creamy, dreamy, and will give you that caffeine-fueled energy boost any time of the day. Really, what else do you need a drink?
Speaking of an energy boost, there’s a generous amount of protein in this smoothie, thanks to protein powder and flax. (Linen too also provides a great supply of omega-3s to support your heart, brain, and gut health.) The flax, coffee, banana, and walnut blend is also great for your digestive tract and cardiovascular system , while bananas pack a potent dose of potassium — almost 20% of your daily requirement — to support your morning workout, hydration needs, or yet another manic Monday at the office. Watch out, cold brew: your summer iced coffee habit will never be the same once you taste this creamy concoction.
While hazelnut butter is great for getting Nutella vibes, almond, peanut, or even cashew butter will also work well here. And the same goes for nut milk – if you’re more into oat or soy milk than almond, give it a try (additional benefit: you’ll boost the protein content of the drink even more).
Oat Fairy’s Hazelnut Chocolate Latte Smoothie
2 frozen bananas
1/3 cup almond milk, plus more if needed
1 tbsp Chamberlain Coffee Ground Witty Fox Hazelnut Blend, or other ground coffee
2-3 tablespoons toasted hazelnuts or 1 heaping tablespoon hazelnut butter
1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground flax
1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder
pinch of salt
Nutella, or more hazelnut spread, for drizzling
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Drizzle the sides of your cup with nutella or another runny nut butter, pour in the smoothie and enjoy!