How To Make a ‘Wake Me up’ Coffee Smoothie

This simple, healthy and healing Delicious Coffee Smoothie is a great summer alternative to your regular Hot coffee! Not only does it wake you up and give you an energy boost, but it keeps you full until lunchtime too!

It’s also the perfect post Workout ‘pick me up‘ for muscle repair and recovery! All you need is a blender and a handful of cupboard staples…no fancy ingredients required!

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Uk Heatwave!

Its summertime here in the UK! Yay for the sunshine! We have a mini heatwave going on this week…it is hot, hot, hot! The nights are particularly humid too, which unfortunately leads to tossing and turning and a far less restful sleep than I’m used to :o(

I desperately need a pick me up in the morning to snap me out of my groggy state! I am an early to bed, early to rise kinda gal.

Whats that rhyme?...Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man (or in this case woman) healthy and wealthy and wise. A motto I live by!

Early Starter!

My day usually starts at 5 am, I like to be up a good 2-3 hours before the rest of the family! This is my time. A few quiet hours to myself, to write and focus solely on my work.

Right now for example- its 6 am and all I can hear are the birds in the Apple tree outside…it’s quite lovely!

Now, I Usually Bounce out of bed raring to go…I get cleaned up, make a Coffee, grab some fruit and settle at my computer for a few hours of writing. But these hot and humid nights have really knocked me off my routine. I find waking up a chore and staying alert even harder!

So I need a little more than my regular cup of coffee can offer! I need something with a little extra Zing!

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What’s In My ‘Wake Me Up’ Coffee Smoothie?

My Usual Breakfast during Summer is a bowl of fruit and a Coffee- fruit to provide fuel and energy and coffee to keep my eyes open!

I still needed both those things so I combined the two and added a few a little extras to elevate the effectiveness of my ‘Wake Me up’ Smoothie. Here’s what I Whizzed together….

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1. Banana

Bananas are a particularly good breakfast fruit for an empty stomach. Here’s why…

  • They are high in fiber and low in salt, fats, and added sugars.
  • Bananas are soothing to the stomach- helpful after an overnight fast.
  • They provide natural sugars, minerals, and vitamins, making them a far better option than many processed breakfast foods.
  • Full Of Healthy Vitamins and Minerals-vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, Folate, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, iodine, and phosphorus.

100g portion of Ripe banana Nutrient contents:

  • Energy: 98 calories
  • Proteins: 0.74 grams
  • Dietary fiber: 1.7 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 23 grams
  • Water: 75.3 grams
  • Sugars: 15.8 grams
  • Total fat: 0.29 grams

2. 0% fat Greek Yoghurt

What Is Greek Yoghurt?

Greek yogurt is made from cow’s milk that has been strained to remove the whey, this process results in a thicker consistency when compared to regular natural yogurt.

It is available in full-fat, reduced fat and 0 fat-free, you can also purchase it plain or flavoured. For this smoothie I used Plain 0 fat Greek Yoghurt

What does Greek Yoghurt Taste Like?

Greek Yoghurt has a kind of tangy taste and can often be used also as a substitute for Creme Fraiche and Mayonnaise.

What Are The Benefits of Greek Yoghurt ?

  • A rich source of protein

Protein is an important part of a healthy diet. Helping your body to function properly and aid growth and repair of cells and body tissues

  • Useful source of iodine

Iodine is a wonderful mineral important for a healthy body. Iodine is an essential component for thyroid function, growth and metabolism

  • Helpful for gut health

Greek Yoghurt contains ‘live cultures’, a beneficial bacteria known as probiotics, which when eaten on a regular basis can help to support gut health – The regular inclusion of fermented foods such as Greek Yoghurt can increase the microbial diversity of your gut. Creating a more balanced and healthy gut environment

  • Supports heart health

Including Greek yogurt in your diet may help to reduce cardiovascular risk factors including high blood pressure and dangerous cholesterol levels

  • Supports bone health

Greek yogurt is a good source of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium – All of which are essential minerals for optimum bone health.

  • Helpful for maintaining a healthy body weight

Greek yogurt is Rich in Calcium and protein which is helpful in making you feel more satisfied after eating. This is because the combination of the two minerals helps to increase levels of appetite-suppressing hormones.

  • Aids muscle recovery after exercise

The high protein content of Greek yogurt may promote muscle repair and recovery, especially helpful after a workout!

Greek yogurt Nutritional Profile:

1 Tbsp (45g) of plain Greek yogurt provides:

• 60 kcals/248 kj
• 2.6g protein
• 4.6g fat
• 2.2g carbs
• 2.0g sugar
• 57mg calcium
• 17.6mcg iodine

3. Cocoa Powder

The Health Benefits of Cocoa…

  • Cocoa powder contains polyphenols and antioxidants that can help blood sugar levels, improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Cocoa powder is rich in theobromine, which is helpful in reducing inflammation, protecting you from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer

Did You Know?

One tablespoon of cocoa powder contains 12 milligrams of caffeine. Just what I need to add an extra boost to my ‘Wake me up’ smoothie!

4. Honey

Honey contains antioxidants, which are helpful in protecting the body from inflammation. Inflammation can lead to a variety of health issues, including heart disease, autoimmune disorders and cancer.

Honey Nutrition Information

One tablespoon of honey contains:

  • Calories: 64
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Sugar: 17 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 17 grams

5. Instant Coffee

Some Coffee Benefits!

  • Enhances brain function. Thanks to the caffeine content!
  • Helps Boost metabolism. The caffeine content may increase metabolism and help your body to burn more fat
  • Reduce disease risk. There are some studies that suggest Coffee may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Can lower the risk of developing diabetes
  • Improve liver health. The caffeine content in Coffee may reduce the risk of liver diseases like liver cancer and cirrhosis
  • Overall instant coffee is a healthy, low-calorie beverage 

A Summary

So there you have it! There’s an awful lot of goodness packed into that little glass!

  • We have Coffee and Cocoa, adding a much needed ‘Wake me Up’ caffeine and Metabolism boost!
  • Banana – Soothing on The empty stomach and full of health vitamins and minerals!
  • Greek Yoghurt– Great for Gut health and Bone health and rich in Calcium and Protein to keep you fuller for longer!
  • Honey– Adding Some natural sweetness and helpful antioxidants

What You’ll Need to Make this recipe

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‘Wake Me Up’ Coffee Smoothie

Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Servings: 1


  • 1 Banana
  • 250 ml Cold Instant Coffee
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 120 ml 0 % Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 tsp Honey


  • Chop Up 1 banana and add to the blender
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and whizz together until a milkshake-like texture is achieved
  • Pour into a glass and serve


*Prepare cold coffee in advance- Make hot instant coffee, allow it to cool and then store it in a jar in the fridge for up to 5 days, use as needed

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