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.
First off, THANK YOU for all the sweet comments on my last post. Isaac and I are really excited about our new home and hopefully (if you all are interested) I’ll have some fun home projects to share here on EBF as we start to make the house our own.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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
- 2/3 cup cold brew coffee
- 2/3 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla
- 1 scoop chocolate protein
- 2 medjool dates
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 Teaspoon cacao powder
- 1 Teaspoon cacao nibs (optional)
- 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.