Coffee, Banana, and Hazelnut Morning Shake Recipe

Photograph: Lauren Rothman

When the weather's warm, a cold blender drink makes the perfect breakfast. This quick smoothie brings it all together with sweet banana, nutty hazelnuts, and a jolt of chilled coffee.

Note: When your bananas are starting to get too ripe, peel them and stash them in the freezer for this drink, and they won't have to go to waste. The coffee can also be prepared in advance and held in the refrigerator overnight, or brewed directly onto ice.

Recipe Facts



Active: 5 mins
Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, chilled

  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, soaked in water (at room temperature) overnight, drained

  • 1/4 cup milk, nut milk, or soy milk

  • 1 frozen peeled banana

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

  • 5 ice cubes

  • Toasted coconut flakes, for serving (optional)


  1. Add chilled coffee, hazelnuts, milk, banana, and agave nectar to blender and blend on high until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Add ice and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds longer. Transfer to one or two glasses, sprinkle with coconut and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
177 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 370mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)