Healthy Frappuccino

This healthy Frappuccino is made with cold brew coffee, protein powder, cacao powder, dates and almond milk. Cool, creamy, delicious and perfect for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

If you know me, you know that I love coffee and during the spring/summer months, I live for cold brew coffee!

Cold Brew Mocha Smoothie

This here is a mocha smoothie made with cold brew coffee, cacao powder and Almond Breeze Almondmilk. It’s like a frappe, only better for you because it’s sweetened naturally with dates and has a hefty dose of protein from the protein powder.

The combo of cold brew coffee and protein makes this blended drink an excellent breakfast, mid-afternoon snack or pre/post workout treat. It will cool you down and fill you up, all the while giving you a little energy boost. Woot!

Plus, it tastes ridiculously delicious.

Mocha Smoothie made with cold brew coffee, almond milk, dates and chocolate protein powder

So much chocolatey goodness.

Another great benefit of having this smoothie for breakfast — it cuts down on how many cups/containers you have to bring with you to work in the morning. If you’re like me and carry way too many liquid containers with you (one for coffee, one for water, one for a smoothie, etc) than you’ll certainly appreciate this. 🙂

Mocha Smoothie made with cold brew coffee, almond milk, dates and chocolate protein powder

Many of you will also appreciate the fact that this recipe is banana-free.

I LOVE the texture of frozen bananas in smoothies and use them in almost every smoothie recipe I make. However, I do know that there are some banana haters out there  that are going to be thrilled to find a banana-less smoothie here on EBF. I actually think the ice cubes work great for this smoothie. They give it that icy, frappe texture that we all love.

Mocha Smoothie made with cold brew coffee, almond milk, dates and chocolate protein powder

Gah! I’m honestly tempted to head into the kitchen and whip one up right now. Most of our house is still in boxes, but luckily my Vitamix is already set up and ready to go! 🙂

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Healthy Frappuccino

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This healthy frappuccino is cool, creamy and delicious. Made with cold brew coffee, chocolate protein powder, cacao, dates and almond milk.


  • 2/3 cup cold brew coffee concentrate (or chilled coffee)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 12 scoops (50 grams total) vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I used 2 scoops chocolate Nuzest)
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • whipped cream, optional for topping (use coconut whipped cream for vegan option)
  • 1 Teaspoon cacao nibs, optional for topping


  1. Place all ingredients except cacao nibs into a high powered blend and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and cacao nibs, if using and enjoy.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 237
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 12g

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    1. Alan
      October 9, 2020 AT 5:01 am

      Nice Mocha… it looks so good

    2. Tina
      September 14, 2020 AT 2:51 pm

      Love it! I didn’t have chocolate protein powder so I used plain protein powder and added 3 teaspoons cocoa powder to compensate.

    3. Gail Rose
      January 30, 2018 AT 10:04 am

      I have a nut allergy and am allergic to all tree nuts. Can I use the almond milk in my smoothie?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 30, 2018 AT 12:17 pm

        I don’t think so. Almond milk is made from almonds, where are tree nuts. I’d use another type of milk like oat, rice, hemp or even regular cow’s milk if that works for you!

    4. Sylvie
      June 10, 2016 AT 4:10 am

      I need to make this for my mom, she would love it!

    5. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
      June 9, 2016 AT 9:07 pm

      I’m not a coffee drinker…but when you make it iced and turn it into a shake…I’m all over it! This looks so good!

    6. Christina | Christina’s Cucina
      June 9, 2016 AT 10:32 am

      This looks really good and I love the addition of cacao nibs! Congrats on your new home!

    7. amindfullmom
      June 9, 2016 AT 9:01 am

      Pinned this smoothie–I can not wait to give it a try when the afternoon slump hits this summer and my kids are begging to go to the pool!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 9, 2016 AT 9:23 am

        Yay!! This smoothie is totally perfect for the afternoon slump. 🙂

    8. Beth
      June 4, 2015 AT 5:43 pm

      WOW! That was an amazing drink!! I drank half and will take the rest to work with me tomorrow. I have a mini blender there, so I’ll add half a frozen banana and maybe some PB powder for a mid afternoon pick-me-up! Will have to try the nibs!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 26, 2015 AT 2:20 pm

        Totally agree about it being a great afternoon pick-me-up! So glad that you liked it. 🙂

    9. Alex @ DelishKnowledge
      June 3, 2015 AT 10:43 pm

      I am that girl who brings 3+ jars to work in the morning! One for my smoothie, one for water and one for coffee. Luckily I’ve perfected the waitress hold when walking down the stairs to my car 🙂 Happy to trade two for one with this smoothie! Looks amazing and the perfect pick me up.

    10. Gina
      June 3, 2015 AT 12:54 pm

      this looks absolutely yummy, healthy and delicious. A great way to get your day going right before a nice workout

    11. athleticavocado
      June 2, 2015 AT 7:37 am

      Im obsessed with cold brew coffee! This smoothie looks amazing 🙂

    12. Renae
      June 1, 2015 AT 5:16 pm

      Chugging this down now – incredible! So good! Didn’t use the cacao or the nibs and it’s still fantastic (used Vega chocolate powder which is pretty chocolaty!). A winner for sure!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 26, 2015 AT 2:19 pm

        Hooray! So glad that you liked it, Renae.

    13. Gina | Running to the Kitchen
      June 1, 2015 AT 4:13 pm

      Cold brew is the best and making a smoothie with it is just genius!

    14. Back for Seconds
      June 1, 2015 AT 11:04 am

      This looks so delicious and I love how healthy it is!

    15. Cat
      June 1, 2015 AT 10:17 am

      Well those are all my favourite things in one smoothie! I hadn’t thought about using dates to sweeten smoothies before…where have I been!?

    16. Millie | Add A Little
      June 1, 2015 AT 8:59 am

      This looks so creamy and delicious!

    17. Erin @ The Almond Eater
      June 1, 2015 AT 8:55 am

      Mmmmm… I’m all about cold brew coffee so this smoothie sounds like perfection.

    18. Amy @ Cultivate Beauty
      June 1, 2015 AT 12:44 am

      Anything mocha and I’m in! <3 I can only imagine this tasted amazing!

    19. meganfromthejar
      May 31, 2015 AT 11:37 pm

      Love the idea of using the cold brew in a smoothie. I just made a batch of it today so I’ll totally make this for breakfast this week! Gotta love coffee and breakfast in one 🙂

    20. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      May 31, 2015 AT 9:36 pm

      Yum! Mochas are my favorite!

    21. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      May 31, 2015 AT 6:26 pm

      Looks great! Almond milk is such a great alternative. Would love to see some future DIY posts on EBF.

    22. Kelly
      May 31, 2015 AT 4:45 pm

      This looks delicious! I definitely want to try this!

    23. Sara @ Oats & Rows
      May 31, 2015 AT 4:16 pm

      This looks absolutely refreshing!

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