Cinnamon Coffee Smoothie

This vegan cinnamon coffee smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack! Made with dates and almond butter, it's creamy, filling, and delicious.

Cinnamon Coffee Smoothies

Happy Christmas Eve!

For this post, I had originally planned to do a cinnamon roll recipe to recreate all of my warm and cozy Christmas morning memories. Obviously – I didn’t get to it. Plan B was to make a cinnamon roll smoothie – all of the goodness of cinnamon rolls but in a healthier format. But then I realized, who am I kidding? A cinnamon smoothie will never be a cinnamon roll, so instead, I’m sharing this yummy coffee smoothie that we’ve been making all week and really enjoying. It’s creamy and filling, and it won’t leave you with that carb/sugar overload feeling. What it will leave you with is more energy for opening presents, and it’ll make you feel better about having a cocktail and a few cookies later in the day!

Cinnamon Coffee Smoothie Recipe Ingredients

Try it, and you’ll never believe this coffee smoothie recipe is vegan. Several key ingredients make it creamy & richly flavorful without any dairy:

  • Frozen banana contributes natural sweetness and adds to the creamy texture.
  • Almond butter adds healthy fats & protein, and it works with the banana to make a smooth, luscious drink.
  • Coffee brings a kick of caffeine and essential coffee flavor.
  • Almond milk gets the blender moving.
  • Vanilla protein powder ups this smoothie’s staying power, and it adds yummy vanilla flavor.
  • Cinnamon spices it up!
  • And maca gives this smoothie a warm butterscotch-like flavor. Plus, it has a host of health benefits: it’s said to boost your mood & your energy and is full of vitamins like potassium, iron, and manganese!
  • And if you’re in the mood, toss in a medjool date to make this smoothie even sweeter!

Cinnamon Coffee Smoothie Ingredients

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4.6 from 7 reviews

Cinnamon Coffee Smoothie

 
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Made with dates and almond butter, this Cinnamon Coffee Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Vegan and gluten-free!
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons concentrated cold brew coffee or espresso
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ¾ cup almond milk, more as needed to blend
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 heaping tablespoon maca powder, optional*
  • 1 heaping tablespoon vanilla protein powder, optional*
  • 1 medjool date or sweetener of your choice, optional
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk, as needed.
Notes
For the protein powder, I used Moonjuice Vanilla Mushroom Powder. For the Maca, I used Essential Living Foods Maca Blend.

This recipe was inspired by the Winter Smoothie on The Fresh Exchange.

Milk Glasses from Anthropologie.

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  1. Liese
    12.24.2016

    Been making oat milk last few months, tastes great in coffee and no more wondering if a carton is really being recycled. I think this smoothie will be a good recipe for the oat milk and if I don’t strain the milk more than once will probably not need the protein powder.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      12.26.2016

      Oat milk would probably be great in here, thanks for the idea!

  2. Thanks so much!!! So glad you loved it and it inspired you. How do you like the Moonjuice products?! I have debated them so many times and have never pulled the trigger.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      12.26.2016

      Of course! This is the only one I’ve tried so far – I like it because it tastes good (not gritty or chalky). I haven’t tried any of their other products yet, but I’m thinking about experimenting with some others soon :).

      I hope you, Mike & Hayes had a wonderful holiday!

  3. Kathy C
    12.24.2016

    How many calories?

  4. Phyllis
    12.24.2016

    do I have to use the protein powder?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      12.25.2016

      nope! Just skip it if you want…

  5. marianne
    12.25.2016

    what kind of vanilla protein do you like?

  6. Traci Daley
    12.26.2016

    When you say 2 Tbsp espresso or strong coffee – do you mean espresso powder/instant coffee? 2 Tbsp of strong coffee brewed seems like not enough – like it would be lost in the other ingredients. Thanks for clarification!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      12.26.2016

      Hi Traci – I meant brewed coffee, not powders. You can add more if you like, just use less almond milk accordingly. I used concentrated cold brew coffee (the Chameleon Cold Brew brand) which is pretty strong but it can still be adjusted to taste. Hope that helps!

  7. I’ll try the cinnamon smoothie with dark chocolates.I’ll share this smoothie with my family.My wife will love it.

  8. Cecilia
    01.02.2017

    Just made this and it was exceptional! Taste so good and healthy. We loved it and will be our new smoothie for week ends and holidays! Thank you

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      01.02.2017

      Thanks Cecilia! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  9. Katelyn
    01.07.2017

    Just made this smoothie and it is soooo good!! And it has so much more nutrition (and protein!!) packed into it than my usual cup of coffee! I will definitely be making this again!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      01.07.2017

      Yay, I’m so happy to hear that!

  10. Mirabelle
    03.07.2017

    Really delicious! I’ll be making these often with the warmer weather ahead.

  11. Kacy from library.uonbi.ac.ke
    06.05.2017

    I will make this everyday.

  12. Hey, gorgeous pictures and amazing looking coffee smoothies! I think I’ll try this unique recipe. It’s good that I have all the ingredients:) Thanks a lot for sharing, Jeanine!

  13. Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit
    01.28.2019

    This vegan cinnamon coffee smoothie looks delicious, I just want to devour it off the screen!

  14. Amber
    07.19.2019

    Can’t taste the coffee which is kind of the point. Not my favorite.

  15. Michelle
    09.06.2019

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. Just made my first one using all the optional extras and oat milk. I made cold brew coffee last night and made ice cubes with half of it, so I could use those instead of normal ice. It’s delicious! I’ll definitely be making these regularly. Now my goal for today, is to make your lemon muffins and banana bread 😀😋

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