I go in and out of blueberry phases. I crave them in everything during the summer. I like to throw them into my pancakes, muffins, smoothies and salads. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, Fiber and Vitamin C. I’d definitely classify them under super foods. They are huge at the farmer’s market in the summer and sometimes you can find them bigger than quarters. Don’t even get me started with the size of blackberries…
There was a coffee shop about a half a mile from my high school. I used to walk there after school a couple times a week with my best friend for an afternoon pick-me-up. I started the coffee drinking at a very young age and it’s never gone away. I only get (coffee) snobbier and more addicted as time passes. I usually turn every single one of my friends into coffee snobs as well. Once you have a good cup of coffee, preferably medium-dark roast, there is no going back. During one of these after school coffee adventures, the shop had a latte of the week called “blueberry muffin.” I decided to give it a try since I loved blueberries so much. I’ll never forget that first sip. It was as if I was drinking a blueberry muffin! I fell in love with it. The only problem was that this latte had artificial blueberry syrup, whole milk and espresso. Back then, I didn’t care too much about the heavy foods or artificial junk, but now I pay attention to them more.
That blueberry muffin latte ran across my mind the other day and it gave me the idea to create a healthier version at home using fresh blueberries, almond milk and espresso. It was super easy to make and very tasty! I enjoy the natural and whole ingredients much better than the artificial syrup.
All you need…
*2 Shots of Espresso
*1/4 Cup Fresh Blueberries
*1 Tablespoon of Water
*1 Cup Unsweetend Vanilla Almond Milk (you can use any kind of milk you’d like)
-You can replace the blueberries with almost any fruit. Stevia, almond extract and vanilla bean are also great additives.
I used my Nespresso to make the espresso. If you do not have an espresso machine, try making SUPER strong coffee as a substitute.
Add blueberries to a microwave safe mug with the tablespoon of water. Microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Mash the juices out of the blueberries.
Use a fork to strain the skin of the blueberries out of the juice.
Add the espresso to the blueberry juice.
I used a milk frother to heat the milk. You can heat over the stove or in the microwave.
Combine all the ingredients and add any additional flavors. Stir well.
Pour all the ingredients into a cup and enjoy! This blueberry latte can also be made over ice. Skip heating up the milk and then pour all the ingredients into a cup with ice cubes.
This drink is vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, dairy free and low calorie!
I hope you enjoy this quick and easy coffee drink!
Questions for you!
What is your favorite latte flavor you’ve tried?
Do you love or hate blueberries?
What flavor of latte should I create next?