Summer has been a stinker around here already. Seriously, from day one it’s like it was trying to melt me into a puddle on my patio floor. Dying. So in an effort to make breakfast something I could stomach, I decided to give smoothie bowls a try. I’m not sure exactly what the difference is between a smoothie and an acai bowl, but well. Let’s go with smoothie, shall we?
I received some coffee protein powder stuff to try and figured I’d head down the coffee route. I, of course, added some espresso to that as well, I’m really into coffee. Some fruit and toppings and hey presto! A melting bowl of goodness. Later some Instagram friends told me less liquid would help. More frozen stuff. So I’ve modified it a little and shared the NEW and IMPROVED recipe below.
You’re welcome! Who’s hungry?
1 Banana, frozen
1/2 cup blueberries, frozen
1/2 to 1 cup vanilla almond milk, chilled
1 scoop protein powder, preferably coffee
1 shot espresso, chilled
Coconut, to top
Chocolate drops, to top
A bowl/soup mug or similar container, chilled
- Add the banana, blueberries, protein powder, espresso and 1/2 cup almond milk in a blender.
- Pulse until combined. If too thick (or not combined), add more almond milk until you reach a soft ice cream consistency.
- Pour into a bowl and top with extra blueberries, cocoa covered coconut and chocolate drops.
Easy peasy. I may have totally added another shot of coffee at the end… for those that are so inclined. Haha. The trickiest part of this stuff is getting that smoothie part to the right consistency. You can also freeze some almond milk or the espresso into an ice tray to help thicken it up. Let’s face it, when it’s summer in Queensland, all the icy cold goodness you can get is good.
Give this one a shot, and let me know how you go.