12 Low-Carb Coffee Smoothie Recipes to Give Your Morning a Boost
By: Amanda Suazo
When black coffee just won’t cut it, these coffee smoothie recipes are the perfect swap. Blend them up on busy mornings, after workouts, or for days when you can’t sit down to a full meal.
Some coffee smoothie recipes pack your glass with refined sugars or high-carb thickeners like bananas and dates — all of which could cancel out the energizing effects of coffee. But when you blend your coffee smoothie with high-quality fats and flavorings that don’t spike your blood sugar, you’ll stay full and focused. (It’s the same reason why Bulletproof Coffee ramps up your performance.)
These 10 coffee smoothie recipes are packed with rich flavor, nourishing protein, healthy fats… and even hidden veggies. Blend one up when hot coffee just won’t do, and fuel your body for whatever the day brings.
Protein coffee smoothie recipes
This coffee smoothie delivers the perfect blend of fiber, fat, and protein. Frozen avocado chunks blend with coffee ice cubes and rich cacao for a frappe-style shake worthy of your local coffee shop. With 5.5 net carbs in your glass, it’s the perfect low-carb way to kick off your morning.
Coconut Almond Coffee Smoothie (Paleo, keto)
This paleo-friendly coffee smoothie gets its creamy texture from avocado, almond butter, and coconut milk. Blend together with dark chocolate cold-brewed coffee and collagen peptides for a caffeinated breakfast that supports a healthy gut. (At 5 net carbs, this shake is ultra keto-friendly, too.) Try it with new vanilla latte cold brew for even richer flavor.
Bulletproof Coffee With Whey Protein (Paleo, keto)
With pastured whey, your coffee smoothie transforms into a refreshing beverage with complete proteins. Simply prepare hot Bulletproof Coffee as normal, blend with ice, then lightly blend in whey. The result is an ultra-creamy and satisfying alternative to black coffee.
Mocha coffee smoothie recipes
Café Mocha Collagen Protein Smoothie (Paleo, keto)
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This nutrient-dense coffee smoothie looks like a milkshake in disguise. A combo of cold coffee, avocado, stevia, collagen protein, and cinnamon create the perfect thick and creamy breakfast. Use full-fat canned coconut milk instead of almond milk for a more Bulletproof smoothie.
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For a coffee smoothie with a more slushy consistency, try this recipe. Pack frozen coffee cubes in your blender with more cold coffee, grass-fed butter, and collagen protein for a sweet, icy treat that won’t cause a sugar crash. Swap in coconut milk for the heavy whipping cream to make this smoothie more Bulletproof.
Vegan Mocha Milkshake (Paleo)
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This decadent coffee smoothie gets a rich upgrade with a melty chocolate drizzle and whipped coconut cream. Soaked cashews add creaminess and make a delicious dairy-free thickener. While the original recipe calls for dates and almond milk, you can make it more Bulletproof by substituting stevia and full-fat coconut milk.
Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake (Paleo, Keto option)
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Peppermint essential oil adds bright flavor to this chocolatey coffee smoothie recipe. Blended with full-fat coconut milk, coffee cubes, and nourishing collagen protein, it also creates the perfect balance of energizing fat and caffeine. Use stevia to lower the carbs and make this coffee smoothie keto- and Bulletproof-friendly.
Hidden Veggie Chocolate Coffee Shake (Vegan, Paleo)
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This dairy-free coffee smoothie gets a creamy upgrade with cauliflower rice and spinach. With cocoa powder and iced coffee, though, you won’t notice any veggie taste. Lightly steam spinach, use raw walnuts, and swap dates with stevia or birch xylitol for a more Bulletproof take on this smoothie.
Vanilla coffee smoothie recipes
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This light and sweet coffee smoothie infuses vanilla flavor with satisfying protein and your milk of choice for a rich and simple recipe. Make it more Bulletproof and use full-fat coconut milk, swap cane sugar with stevia or xylitol, and replace the protein powder with vanilla collagen protein.
Vanilla Caramel Frappuccino (Keto)
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Cafe taste for just 5 net carbs: This keto-friendly coffee smoothie uses sweetener, vanilla extract, and a buttery sauce to remix your favorite frappe into a low-carb shake. Make it more Bulletproof and use coconut milk and whipped coconut cream for dairy, and omit molasses.
Nutty coffee smoothie recipes
Coffee Mocha Butter Frappe (Paleo, keto)
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This cool, foamy coffee shake uses nut butter for added thickness, plus espresso for rich coffee flavor. Swap almond milk for extra coconut milk, get grass-fed butter, use stevia instead of maple syrup, and blend in pastured collagen or whey protein for a more Bulletproof frappe.
Vegan Fat-Burning Rocket Fuel Iced Blended Coffee (Paleo, keto)
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This dairy-free smoothie upgrades your brew with Brain Octane Oil, chocolatey cacao butter, and almond butter for an out-of-this world shake. Make sure your almond butter is raw (not roasted) to make this smoothie more Bulletproof.
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