Coffee Smoothie Bowls

Is it just me, or does anyone else love having a cup of coffee to kickstart their day? Given my love of both smoothie bowls and lattes for breakfast, I thought I’d branch out from my typical fruity smoothie bowls and try a new ingredient: coffee. I’ve added a few dates as well for a little extra sweetness (almost like having a syrup), so here’s the recipe…


coffee smoothie bowls


Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 3 bananas (2 frozen, 1 fresh)
  • 1 tbsp espresso powder
  • 8-10 dates
  • 150ml soya milk
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed

Recommended toppings:

  • chia seeds
  • cocoa nibs
  • espresso powder
  • goji berries
  • oats


coffee smoothie bowls



  1. The night before, slice and freeze the bananas.
  2. Blitz the bananas in a blender.
  3. Add the espresso powder and flaxseed, then blend again. 
  4. Finally add the dates and soya milk before blitzing until smooth.
  5. Divide between two bowls, top with whatever you choose and serve.


coffee smoothie bowls


The coffee flavour definitely came through in these bowls (as did the syrup-like sweetness of the dates), but luckily it wasn’t too strong for my liking - if you prefer a stronger coffee flavour, simply add more espresso powder!


coffee smoothie bowls


I had a fab time experimenting with this and I’d love to hear your thoughts if you give the recipe a go. Let me know if you have any ideas for other obscure smoothie bowl flavours too. Hope you’re all having a fab start to summer!


Heather xoxo

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