Coffee Oat Smoothie

A perfect coffee drink if you’d want it on the healthier side. 

I got used to not consuming a lot of coffee since I started with green tea. And then I omitted coffee or anything caffeine from my system for three months (??) due to the thought that anything I consume with caffeine might affect the effectiveness of the medicines I am taking. That’s according to Dr. Google, by the way.

When I started seeing a new doctor, he told me that it is fine. I wanted to smile from ear to ear and do a happy dance. I started my relationship with coffee again… slowly – trying my best to consume only during weekends, when café-ing out (new word??) with friends (doesn’t happen often), and when having a very bad headache (black sugar-free coffee is so good with my headaches) which happens weekly. Well, the taking of coffee during headaches – I try to resist coz imagine this >>> Jhuls in a hospital bed with coffee as my dextrose!<<< I still would want to control my consumption of coffee – Dr. Google would want me to.

I was doing very well at avoiding coffee, but the craving started. And that’s bad! I wanted coffee so bad, but I don’t want that black sugar-free coffee – I wanted SOMETHING coffee. Uhm, maybe a coffee milkshake from a coffee shop? How about a mocha cake? Both are not good choices if I also want that SOMETHING coffee on the healthier side. My brain doesn’t work properly when it comes to thinking about healthier choices so I asked Pinterest’s help. I got so many choices and they were all looking so good. I’ve looked into some ideas and I settled down to making a coffee smoothie with oats since I have all the ingredients. I’ve read that when adding oats to smoothies, rolled oats are better. I used the quick-cooking one coz that’s what I had.

I added about 1/3 cup of oats at first, but I found the smoothie thin so I added more to make the oats ½ cup in total. Of course, you can adjust the ingredients of your smoothie however you like it. I love mine like this and I love this smoothie – I can taste the coffee and bananas at the same time. I like the taste of coffee to be strong so I didn’t add any sweetener.

Coffee Oat Smoothie


  • 1 large banana, cold or frozen
  • 125 ml strong coffee, cold*
  • 125 ml milk (I used whole milk), cold
  • ½ cup oats (I used quick-cooking)*


  1. Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.


  1. This recipe makes one serving. Feel free to double or triple the recipe.
  2. I dissolved 1 heaping tbsp ground coffee bean in 125 ml warm water & chilled in the fridge. It is up to you how strong you want your smoothie to be. You can also add sweetness to your smoothies like honey or maple syrup.
  3. You can start with ¼   cup oats and see if the consistency is enough for you. I used ½ cup coz I liked my smoothie thicker.



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19 thoughts on “Coffee Oat Smoothie

  1. Hi Jhuls, I don’t really drink coffee, I always thought it was for grown-ups!! But I do hear often it’s good for you, all the antioxidants or something! I’d have one of these, though! It looks delish!

  2. Ingesting Jhuls – I’ve never thought of adding coffee into my overnight oats but then I drink enough already. Have you tried carob powder – it makes a lovely caffeine free alternative to coffee and has a hint of sweetness? Most health stores stock it

    1. I always put oats in my smoothies. I even add black and green tea😁 To answer your question, if you mean the rolled oats – yes. Most of the smoothies recipes I have seen use rolled oats.

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