10 ways to add caffeine to a smoothie



 It tastes great with peanut butter, chocolate, banana, dates, almond butter, chia seeds, and flavored protein powders.

For a stronger flavor, skip coffee and use espresso instead. Ounce for ounce, espresso contains more caffeine than coffee.


3. Matcha powder

Matcha powder is a bright green powder made from dried green tea leaves. Unlike regular green tea, the dried leaves are ground into a powder and then consumed.

4. Green tea

If you don’t have matcha powder, green tea works great too! Just brew green tea, let it chill, then use it as your liquid base.

5. cocoa powder

Cocoa powder makes a smoothie ultra-rich and chocolatey. I always use Dutch process cocoa powder because it has a dark, intense chocolate flavor.

If you add one tablespoon of cocoa powder to your smoothie, and top it with one tablespoon of cacao nibs, you will have 24 grams total, about half the amount of caffeine in a cup of black tea.


7. instant coffee

If you don’t brew coffee or espresso at home, instant coffee is a great option. You can buy a big container and it will last for up to a year if stored properly.


Black tea in smoothies?! Just think of all the fruit flavored black tea you can find. Fruit and tea are a delicious pair. Just be sure to brew the tea ahead of time so you can chill it first.

9. yerba mate

Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the dried leaves of the mate plant. It’s a popular drink in South American countries where the plant natively grows.

Chocolate chips make a great topping or add-in! You can blitz them in your smoothie for a chocolatey chip vibe, or sprinkle them on top when it’s done.

10. dark chocolate chips