A Splash Of Coffee Creamer In Smoothies Adds A Sweet Twist Of Flavor

A splash of coffee creamer is good for more than just your morning brew. You can incorporate it into your full breakfast routine by adding it to your morning smoothie! If a mere tablespoon of coffee creamer is enough to add a luxurious creaminess and infuse flavor into an intensely strong and bitter drink like coffee, imagine what it can do for a smoothie! 

Known for its rich taste and smooth consistency, coffee creamer comes in sweetened and unsweetened varieties, not to mention countless flavors and brands. Creamer can add a silky texture and heft while also acting as a sweetener and flavor agent for any smoothie combination. Plus, it's as much of a household staple as milk, honey, frozen fruit, and any other common smoothie ingredient. In fact, coffee creamer can easily substitute sweeteners and milk in smoothies altogether, and since most coffee creamers are highly processed and treated, they'll have a longer shelf life than most dairy products.

A little bit goes a long way with coffee creamer, so you can use it in your favorite smoothie recipes without altering the proportions of liquids and solids. Considering the wealth of coffee creamer varieties, you have near-endless possibilities for unique smoothie creations. Coffee creamers are widely available, with both dairy and plant-based products to satisfy all dietary preferences.

Coffee creamer smoothie tips and ideas

With the variety of coffee creamer flavors and smoothie ingredients available, you could create a different smoothie for every day of the year. If you're using a flavored and sweetened creamer, it's best to err on the side of caution by starting with a small splash. You can always blend more creamer into the smoothie after tasting.

If you're out of milk or yogurt, you can substitute with an equal portion of creamer to achieve the same creamy consistency. Keep in mind that if you use a sweetened or flavored creamer, you can leave out any additional sweeteners. If your smoothie ends up being too sweet, a squeeze of lemon juice, a dash of vinegar, or even a pinch of salt will help neutralize the sweetness.

Adding a dash of sweetened coffee creamer to a blender with water, frozen strawberries, and raspberries will turn a light, water-based smoothie into a luscious berry milkshake. Vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, amaretto, and coconut creamer flavors would all make wonderful complements to frozen fruit, nut butter, and even juices. You could add a dash of vanilla creamer to freshly squeezed orange juice, a frozen banana, and ice for a twist on an orange creamsicle. Chocolate creamer in a smoothie with banana, peanut butter, and oat milk would taste like a peanut butter cup. For a sumptuous tropical smoothie, add coconut creamer to a blender with coconut milk, frozen pineapple, coconut meat, and lime juice.