Coffee walnut smoothie

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This coffee walnut smoothie is the perfect solution for when you are debating between having coffee in the morning or chugging down a healthy smoothie.

Coffee walnut smoothie served in a tall glass. The picture also has bananas, walnuts, dates and cocoa mix in a white bowl.
Coffee Walnut smoothie

Coffee walnut smoothie is yet another Natural ice-cream inspired smoothie and it is delicious just like the original. While the obvious ingredients are coffee and walnuts, it also includes the nutrition-rich dates and bananas along with a hint of hot cocoa powder to up the deliciousness quotient.

The best part is that you don’t have to choose between drinking a healthy smoothie or having your coffee.

How to make coffee walnut smoothie

Like I mentioned above the main ingredients in this smoothie are – coffee, walnuts, dates, bananas, and cocoa mix. The dates have been added as a sweetener and also because it is a nutrition powerhouse. Since smoothies are fruit-based, I chose banana because it is the only fruit that I find goes well with any flavor combination.


  1. Increase the coffee content. I do not prefer strong coffee, so a teaspoon of coffee was sufficient.
  2. Use sugar instead of dates -You could always use sugar but I prefer using dates or honey to sweeten my smoothie.
  3. Increase/decrease hot cocoa mix – I love the addition of hot cocoa mix to this smoothie – it feels like you are having an ice-cold mocha.
  4. Substitute hot cocoa with unsweetened cocoa – Makes it a tad bitter so go easy and start with a teaspoon. You may need to increase the amount of sweetener as well.
  5. Use ice cubes to make it extra foamy just like iced coffee.

Looking for more smoothie ideas that your family will love? Here are my top picks –  

  1. Kesar Pista Smoothie (Saffron Pistachios smoothie) – This smoothie combines saffron (kesar), pistachios (pista), with banana, cardamom, and milk to create a delicious and nutrient-rich drink that’s perfect for kids and as a post-workout drink. 
  2. Papaya Mango Smoothie – This smoothie is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and is the perfect way to start your day or recharge your body after an intense workout. 
  3. Banana Nutella Smoothie – Your kids will love this delicious Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe – a healthy-ish drink made from bananas and milk with a hint of Nutella and hot cocoa. 
  4. Dry fruit smoothie – This smoothie is a great way to combine nutritious milk and dry fruits to create a wholesome meal for any time of the day. Make one today! 
  5. Chocolate almond smoothie – This smoothie combines the goodness of bananas with nutrient-rich almonds and dates with a hint of cocoa to make this delectable smoothie. 
  6. Strawberry banana smoothie –  This delicious 4-ingredient gluten-free strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for busy families. Make it for breakfast or as an after-school snack – all you need is 5 minutes. 
  7. Apple smoothie is a delicious way to start your day with the goodness of milk and apples and with no added sugar. It is ready in less than 5 minutes – now you have no reason to skip breakfast.
  8. Chickoo (sapota) smoothie –  This nutritious blended drink made from Date and Chikoo (Sapota) is a great treat for any time of the day – be it an after-school snack or a post-workout drink. 
A glass of smoothie with banana. walnuts, coffee powder next to it
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Coffee walnut smoothie

This coffee walnut smoothie is the perfect solution for when you are debating between having coffee in the morning or chugging down a healthy smoothie.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups milk
  • 6-7 pitted dates
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 1 teaspoon coffee I used Instant coffee
  • 3 teaspoons hot cocoa mix


  • Soak the dates in milk overnight, if possible.
  • Add the dates along with milk and all the other ingredients. Blend in a blender until the smoothie is of a consistency that you desire. Alternatively, if you are using the Blendtec blender, run the smoothie cycle twice to get a well-blended smoothie.
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Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.


Calories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 7gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 582mgFiber: 4gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 270IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 0.9mg
Diet: Gluten-free
Course: Smoothie
Method: Blender
Keyword: Coffee smoothie, Walnut smoothie
Cuisine: Fusion

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