A coffee banana peanut butter smoothie with dates is a delicious and energizing beverage made by blending coffee, ripe banana, peanut butter, dates, and other ingredients until smooth and creamy. It's a perfect choice for breakfast on busy mornings or as a quick pick-me-up during the day. This delicious smoothie has the perfect blend of coffee's richness, peanut butter's creaminess, and dates' natural sweetness in every sip!
To make this healthy coffee smoothie, you will need :
Ripe banana: Frozen bananas work well too.
Cold brewed coffee (or chilled coffee): Your regular morning coffee will work. Dark roasts, light roast, or your favorite brand. This adds a pleasant coffee tastes and a kick of caffeine to the smoothie. You can also use instant coffee if you don't have any fresh coffee on hand.
Creamy natural peanut butter: You can substitute it with almond butter and cashew butter.
Milk of choice: Dairy or plant-based. Some non-dairy options include almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
Dried red dates: I used regular dried red dates. If you prefer a sweeter taste, Medjool dates are a great option.
Ice cubes: They create a thicker and colder smoothie
Honey or maple syrup: It is optional. I did not use any.
Optional for additional flavor: A pinch of ground cinnamon, cacao powder, chia seeds, or vanilla extract.
Peel the ripe banana and break it into chunks. Add the banana chunks, cold brewed coffee, peanut butter, almond milk, dried red dates, and any optional sweeteners in a high-speed blender.
Blend the ingredients on high speed until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, you can add a handful of ice cubes and blend again until well combined. Pour the Coffee Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie into glasses and serve immediately. Enjoy your perfect coffee banana peanut butter smoothie with dates!
It's a great way to enjoy the classic pairing of coffee, banana, peanut butter, and dates in a refreshing and nutritious beverage. The best part is you can customize the recipe by adding other ingredients like protein powder, cocoa powder, or a scoop of ice cream to suit your taste and dietary preferences.
Pro tips for making the perfect coffee banana peanut butter smoothie with dates
To ensure you make the perfect coffee banana peanut butter smoothie, here are some pro tips to follow:
- Use ripe bananas: Ripe bananas provide natural sweetness and a smooth texture to the smoothie. The riper the bananas, the sweeter they will be.
- Consider freezing the banana chunks before blending for a creamier and thicker smoothie. This will give your smoothie a milkshake-like consistency.
- Use cold brewed coffee or chill it before adding it to the smoothie. This prevents the smoothie from becoming too watery when blending with ice.
- Choose creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy to achieve a smoother texture in the smoothie.
- Taste the smoothie before serving and adjust the sweetness as needed. You might not need additional sweeteners if your bananas are very ripe. You can use honey, maple syrup, or any sweetener of your choice.
- Add ice cubes (optional): If you prefer a thicker and colder smoothie, add a few ice cubes while blending. This will also help to chill the smoothie further.
Remember, smoothie recipes are flexible, so feel free to experiment and adjust the ingredients to suit your taste and dietary preferences.
I don't recommend leaving the leftover smoothie at room temperature for an extended period. Remember that smoothies are best when consumed fresh due to their nutrient content and flavor. If you must store the smoothie, refrigeration is the way to go. For the best taste and texture, consume the coffee banana peanut butter smoothie within 24 to 48 hours of preparing it. Smoothies, especially those with ingredients like bananas, can lose their freshness and develop off-flavors over time. Shake well before serving.
While you can technically freeze a smoothie, the texture may change when thawed due to the separation of ingredients. It's generally better to enjoy the smoothie fresh.
The coffee banana peanut butter smoothie with dates is a delightful fusion of rich coffee, creamy peanut butter, red dates, and sweet ripe bananas, creating a truly indulgent and energizing beverage. So, get your blender ready and savor the goodness of this yummy smoothie as a delicious way to start your day, or enjoy it as a quick snack anytime!
Coffee Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie With Dates
- 1.5 cups coffee cooled
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 dried red dates
- 2 cups ice cubes
- whip cream for topping, optional
- chocolate syrup for topping, optional
- Peel the ripe banana and break it into chunks.
- Add the banana chunks, cold brewed coffee, peanut butter, almond milk, dried red dates, and any optional sweeteners in a high-speed blender.
- Blend the ingredients on high speed until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, you can add a handful of ice cubes and blend again until well combined.
- Pour the Coffee Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie into glasses and serve immediately.
- Enjoy your perfect coffee banana peanut butter smoothie with dates