This Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Bowl packs all the fall spice in one creamy, dreamy breakfast bowl. This healthy version boasts real pumpkin, high protein greek yogurt, and contains no added sugar!
I also love getting vegetables in my smoothies. Anytime you get a serving of veggies in at breakfast is a win, right? If you really want to amp up the veggie servings, add a few handfuls of spinach. It will change the color, but not the flavor of this at all!
Xander has been loving these (of course, he really loves getting to eat a few chocolate chips at breakfast!). He loves them even with the coffee, and since I use decaf coffee, it’s fine. If you
Cold Brew Coffee
I have been wanting to do a post on cold brew coffee all summer, since I have been enjoying it so much. However, it’s not much of a recipe, and it’s not my recipe at all. I have been posting mini-recipes like this on social media. (If you don’t already, follow me on Instagram or Facebook for daily healthy eating tips).
To make Cold Brew Coffee at home:
- Grind 1/3 cup (per serving) of coffee beans to a medium coarse grind, as shown in the top photo above. If you over grind, the grounds will be difficult to strain.
- Add coffee and 1 cup of cool water per 1/3 cup of beans to a jar. I usually do 2/3 of coffee + 2 cups of cool water, which will make 2 large ice coffees (think grande sized), or about 10 smoothie cubes.
- Leave coffee soaking in cool water for 8-24 hours.
- Strain coffee by laying a paper towel over another container, and pouring the coffee through slowly. I have tried a nut milk bag and a coffee filter, but a paper towel works the best!
- The result is a strong, smooth coffee concentrate. Pour cold brew over ice for delicious iced coffee drinks. To create a hot coffee, add water to desired strength, and warm up.
- To make cold brew coffee cubes, pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, seal cubes in a plastic bag.
Tips for Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Bowl
- I like my smoothie bowls really thick! I hate it when they melt – might as well just use a straw! To make these really thick, I used my Vitamix. If you don’t have a high speed blender, you will most likely need to add 1/4 cup almond milk or water.
- In place of the medjool date, feel free to substitute a liquid sweetener, like honey or maple syrup, to taste.
- Make these Vegan: Substitute vegan yogurt, like So Delicious brand.
- Make these Paleo or Whole30: Omit the yogurt, and sub 1/4 cup water plus an extra 1/2 banana.
- Make these Lower Calorie: Substitute almond milk for the coconut milk and save 70 calories.
- Increase the Protein: I often add 1/2 scoop of my favorite whey protein for more staying power!
- For the Family: Sub plain ice cubes in place of the coffee cubes for a kid-friendly bowl.
Nutritional data and images courtesy of www.NutritionData.com.
More Fun Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipes:
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes, by Wilton (How adorable are these?!)
- Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites, by Big Man’s World (fast, delicious and energizing!)
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats, by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn, by Crazy for Crust (how creative!)
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