Espresso Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

A delicious, energy-boosting espresso smoothie, what's not to love about that. It's a fun, creative, and tasty way to kickstart your day.

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Ever find yourself torn between breakfast and that morning cup of joe? Why not have both? Meet the Espresso Breakfast Smoothie! It's the perfect combo of your favorite morning pick-me-up and a nutritious breakfast.

This smoothie is packed with the bold flavors of espresso and cocoa, a creamy texture from frozen bananas, and a subtle sweetness from your choice of milk. Plus, it's a canvas for all your favorite toppings. It's a fun, creative, and tasty way to kickstart your day. 


First, you’ll need the following:

  • A shot of your favorite espresso. I usually go with dark roast coffee beans, because the strong flavor blends better with the other ingredients.
  • Two ripe bananas, peeled and frozen. Trust me, freezing them beforehand makes all the difference.
  • A tablespoon of cocoa powder. This is going to give your smoothie a lovely chocolatey hint.
  • Half a cup of oat milk, or any other milk you prefer. This will help everything blend together smoothly.
  • Granola, berries, or any other toppings you like.

The Recipe

Now, let's get down to the fun part - making the smoothie!

  1. Grab your blender. Toss in your frozen bananas, cocoa powder, and that gorgeous shot of espresso. I recommend using a high-speed blender to make everything super smooth.
  2. Pour in your oat milk. We're aiming for a thick, creamy texture. You can always add more or less for a different texture.
  3. Now, blend away! I usually start on a low speed and then gradually increase it. You want to blend until everything is super smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour it into your favorite glass or bowl.

But we're not done yet! The best part about this smoothie is the toppings. You can turn this from a smoothie into a smoothie bowl to eat as a parfait.

My favorite toppings are granola, coconut flakes, and a handful of fresh berries. But feel free to get creative. Perhaps it’s something sweet, savory, or nutritious.

And there you have it! A delicious, energy-boosting espresso smoothie. Enjoy your creation! Trust me, it's going to be love at first bite.

How to make an espresso breakfast Smoothie
How to make an espresso breakfast Smoothie

A Few Tips To Get The Most Of This Recipe

Tip 1: The Espresso Shot: If you have an espresso machine at home, make a long shot using dark roast beans. The strong, robust flavor of the dark roast will blend with the creamy banana and milk for a rich, balanced taste.

Tip 2: No Espresso Machine? No Problem! If you don't have an espresso machine, you can use a pod machine like Nespresso for a comparable espresso drink. You’ll get a strong, concentrated coffee flavor that we're after.

Tip 3: The Magic of Frozen Bananas: Frozen bananas add a creamy, ice-cream-like texture to your smoothie. They also chill your smoothie without watering it down like ice. Simply peel and slice your ripe bananas, and pop them into the freezer the night before. 

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