This delicious and energy-packed smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a midday pick-me-up. The combination of coffee, oats, and maple syrup provides a tasty blend of flavors that’s both filling and invigorating.
- 1 cup brewed coffee (preferably cold or room temperature)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (you can adjust to your sweetness preference)
- 1/2 cup milk (any kind – almond, soy, oat, or dairy milk all work great)
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or any other yogurt of your choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Ice cubes
- A pinch of salt
- Optional: 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flax seeds for added nutrition
- Brew the Coffee: If you haven’t already, brew your coffee and let it cool to at least room temperature. You can also use leftover coffee or prepare your coffee the night before and store it in the refrigerator.
- Blend the Oats: In a blender, blend the rolled oats until they turn into a fine powder. This step ensures a smoother texture in your smoothie.
- Add Ingredients to Blender: Pour the cooled coffee into the blender with the oat powder. Add the maple syrup, milk, yogurt, vanilla extract (if using), and a pinch of salt. If you’re adding chia seeds or flax seeds, toss them in now.
- Blend: Start blending on a low setting and gradually increase to high. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add a little more milk to reach your desired consistency.
- Ice it Up: For a colder smoothie, add a handful of ice cubes and blend again until smooth.
- Serve and Enjoy: Pour your coffee, oats, and maple smoothie into a glass. Optionally, you can sprinkle a bit of cocoa powder or cinnamon on top for added flavor. Enjoy your nutrient-packed, energizing drink!
This smoothie is not only flavorful but also packed with the goodness of oats, the energy from coffee, and the natural sweetness of maple syrup. It’s a great way to kickstart your day or give you that mid-afternoon boost!