Low Calorie Vanilla Coffee Smoothie

Coffee Smoothie Recipe

This Low Calorie Vanilla Coffee Smoothie Recipe is quick and easy. It has 22.7g of protein and is just 235 calories! Plus, this coffee protein shake comes with a toppings guide, including directions on how to make the pretty frothy topping shown in the photos.

Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 cup brewed coffee (cooled)
  • 1 cup ice

Low Calorie Vanilla Coffee Smoothie

Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake Meal Prep & Storage

Meal Prep

  • Individual Smoothie Bags – Add the coffee smoothie ingredients (less any liquid) to a sandwich bag and seal. Store in the freezer (will hold for 1 month in freezer). 
  • Family Sized Smoothie Bags  – Add several servings worth of ingredients (less any liquid) to a gallon freezer bag. Place a 1/2 cup plastic measuring cup in the bag. Close and seal the bag, and store in the freezer (will hold for 1 month in freezer). 
  • Prepared Smoothies – these smoothies are best made fresh, but you can make them ahead of time and store in a clean jar (with a lid) in the fridge. 

Leftover Storage

  • Fridge Storage – Add any leftover smoothie to a jar (I actually serve them in jars so all I have to do is add a lid). Close and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. 
  • Freezer Storage – Pour any leftover smoothie into ice cube molds, and freeze solid (about 4 hours). Then pop out of the mold and move to a freezer bag to avoid freezer burn. Will hold for 1 month in the freezer. 
Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Low Calorie Vanilla Coffee Smoothie

Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Low Calorie Vanilla Coffee Smoothie

Lose Weight By Eating
This vanilla coffee protein shake for weight loss is just 235 calories and has 22.7 grams of protein.
I like to use a plant based protein powder, but any vanilla protein powder will work in this recipe.
Special Tip: If you want a very strong coffee flavor, all you need to do is make very strong coffee! Or get unsweetened cold brew coffee from the store.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 235 kcal




  • Add the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk 1/4 cup at a time to get to desired thickness.

Special Tip: Slice and freeze the banana the night before, this will create a creamy protein shake.


    Toppings Guide:

    1. Whipped Cream (I like almond milk whipped cream)
    2. Sprinkling of nutmeg, cinnamon, or pumpkin pie spice
    3. Rainbow Sprinkles
    4. Chocolate Flakes
    5. Whipped Coffee (in photo- directions below!)


    Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 22.7gFat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 365mgPotassium: 530mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 8.2gCalcium: 273mgIron: 3mg
    Keyword coffee, drinks, protein shake
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    About the Author

    Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

    After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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    Article History:

    • Originally written and published on November 21, 2022 by Audrey Johns
    • Most recent update on November 15, 2023 by Audrey Johns