Peppermint Mocha Smoothie Bowl

2 Bowls
10 min

If you love the flavor combo of peppermint and mocha, you have to try this peppermint mocha smoothie bowl. You might associate the flavors with the holiday season, but trust me that this breakfast is perfect all year.

With ingredients like bananas, cauliflower, spinach, and coffee, this nutritious bowl is sure to start your day off with a kick. You can sip this peppermint mocha latte with it if you get cold. 😉

Mocha smoothie bowl on a napkin.
Thick and Filling Peppermint Mocha Smoothie Bowl Recipe

I used to drink smoothies for breakfast for years. It took me a while to realize that drinking a smoothie left me hungry way before it was time to eat again.

The beautiful thing about smoothie bowls is that they are typically thicker and include filling toppings to stay with you longer. Check out this cinnamon roll smoothie bowl for another option.

If your goal is to get more fruits and veggies into your diet, smoothie bowls are a great way to do so. Playing with flavor combos is easy and tasty with smoothie bowls. If you love a chocolaty, minty, mocha blend, add this to your thick smoothie bowl recipes.

Mint, bananas, cauliflower, and other ingredients for a smoothie in bowls.

Peppermint Mocha Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this recipe. Scroll down for the printable recipe card which contains all the measurements.

  • Frozen bananas
  • Frozen cauliflower florets
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Rolled oats (can be gluten-free)
  • Pitted medjool dates
  • Cold brew coffee
  • Unsweetened almond milk (or your preferred milk alternative)
  • Peppermint extract
  • Cacao powder
  • Sea salt
  • Optional toppings: cacao nibs, fresh mint, chocolate shavings or chips, shredded coconut, blueberries

Directions for making a Peppermint Mocha Smoothie Bowl

Place all of your ingredients except for the toppings into a blender and blend until smooth. If you need a blender, check out the best blenders for acai bowls for a thorough and tested list.

Ingredients in a blender.
Mocha smoothie blended in a blender.

Pour the mixture into two bowls.

Smoothie bowl with blueberries, chocolate chips, and coconut shavings.

Top with your choice of toppings.

Closeup of a mocha smoothie bowl with blueberries, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Peppermint mocha smoothie bowl next to a bowl of blueberries.

Smoothie Recipe Notes and FAQ

Can I use fresh bananas instead of frozen?

Using frozen bananas in a smoothie bowl adds to the thick texture we look for. I recommend using frozen, but you can try it with fresh bananas, as well.

What’s the difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl?

A traditional smoothie is served in a cup with a straw. Smoothie bowls are thicker, eaten from a bowl with a spoon, and include toppings for added flavor and crunch.

Can I make a smoothie bowl ahead of time?

You should not fully prepare a smoothie bowl ahead of time, but you can portion out the ingredients for meal prep. Measure out your ingredients and separate into freezer bags and other little containers for toppings.

Alternate ingredient suggestions:

You can use decaf coffee instead of regular if you choose. I like Green Mountain half caff for a little boost without the added anxiety. LOL

Use your preferred choice of milk. My latest favorite is cashew milk. Elmhurst’s unsweetened cashew milk has just two ingredients. It’s not in stores near me, so I buy it from Thrive Market. I also like macadamia milk.

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  • Filling breakfast scramble
  • Bacon, egg, and cheese calzones

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Peppermint mocha smoothie bowl topped with blueberries, chocolate chips, and coconut shavings.

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Peppermint Mocha Smoothie Bowl
Recipe details
  • 2  Bowls
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 2 large frozen bananas
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 heaping handful fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • 3-4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup cold brew coffee
  • ½-1 cup unsweetened almond milk (depending on thickness desired)
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional, for topping - cacao nibs, fresh mint, chocolate shavings/chocolate chips, shredded coconut, blueberries

Place all the ingredients except for the optional toppings in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into 2 bowls and top with desired toppings; serve immediately.
Jennifer Soltys
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