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?

Coffee and Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

YOU’LL NEED

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

DO THIS

  1. Add the banana, blueberries, protein powder, espresso and 1/2 cup almond milk in a blender.
  2. Pulse until combined. If too thick (or not combined), add more almond milk until you reach a soft ice cream consistency.
  3. 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.

Coffee + Blueberry Smoothie Bowl - Suger Coat It

smoothie bowl coffee blueberry - Suger Coat It

Give this one a shot, and let me know how you go.

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  • Mahina Hathaway

    ooooooh freezing the almond milk is an inspired idea! I detest banana so I am always looking for new ways to thicken up smoothies, and I get so over dairy yoghurt sometimes. so freezing the nut milk is perfect for me. trying it will have to wait til next week cos I am flying up to the Gold Coast to meet my hubby after work tonight. And am pretty happy about that situation!

    • It works really well. My first attempt (that I photographed) was a little frothy from melting in the process of adding everything to the warm blender! (HOT). It avoids that whole, too watery thing too.