Blended drinks made from pureed fruits and vegetables, liquids (such as juices or yogurt), nuts and seeds, and/or dairy or nondairy milk are known as smoothies.
In terms of flavor and texture, there are a few ways that I prefer to incorporate coffee into my smoothies. In my opinion, ground coffee beans are a bad idea because they'll be too potent and crunchy. Here are the best methods for making smoothies with coffee:
It has the flavor and consistency of something you might get at your favorite coffee shop, but it's not actually coffee. Using home-brewed coffee and natural fruit sweeteners, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to get started making this version.
For a single serving, you'll need about half a cup of home brew coffee. If you're anything like me and get distracted throughout the day, this is a great way to use up any cold coffee you might have on hand. Alternatively, you can make a fresh pot of coffee and use that instead.
Three to four medjool dates would be ideal. When you're ready to put the dates in the blender, make sure to remove the pits and soak them in the coffee for 10 minutes to help soften them up.
You're short on dates. One frozen banana and one tablespoon of maple syrup have also been used in this recipe's testing. As a result, I prefer to use dates rather than a banana because they have a more pronounced banana flavor.
Also add one tablespoon of hemp hearts, which are made from plants and contain some kind nut butter or other nut butter that you like. Until the dates are completely broken down, there was no need to use a plant-based milk to make this. To help create a slushie-like consistency, stir in a few ice cubes now.
The ice cubes will dilute the coffee's flavor, so start with just a few and add more as needed. It is best to drink the coffee smoothie as soon as possible.
Smoothies can be flavored with ice cubes made from freshly brewed coffee or simply from leftover brews that have been frozen overnight in an airtight container in the freezer to add an extra dose of coffee flavor.
You're going to love this smoothie recipe! Check out my other videos for even more quick and easy real food recipes here.
Other Questions about Coffee
Questions not about coffee (but important to coffee)
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).