Cold Brew Mocha Smoothie

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

Earlier this week I shared my love for cold brew coffee and mentioned I had a little recipe for ya coming soon. Well, the wait is over my friends.

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 chocolate 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! 🙂


Cold Brew Mocha Smoothie


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


  • 2/3 cup cold brew coffee
  • 2/3 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 Teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1 Teaspoon cacao nibs (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients except cacao nibs into a high powered blend and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, top with a new cacao nibs 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

Keywords: cold brew smoothie

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!?

  5. 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 🙂

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