Cocoa Coffee Smoothie

Don’t tell my parents, but I had coffee! I snuck it with chocolate protein powder for a good post-workout breakfast. Chocolate + coffee = Brangelina. I actually made this recipe last year but totally forgot about it until I scrolled down my Instagram feed and saw a giant, beautiful bowl with strawberries, chia seeds and peanut butter. I had to create it again!

Throwback to my old coffee smoothie:

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Reminiscent of my favorite toasted coconut almonds, allspice and chia seeds. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

RECIPE

  • 1 cup strong coffee, chilled; I usually use Superfoods Coffee Co. in Coco Maca
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder or 2 TBSP cocoa/cacao powder with 1 scoop vanilla/unflavored protein powder (New used Quest, old used Perfect Fit)
  • Sweetener to taste (I use Stevia)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup almond/cashew milk, but omit if you like the taste of strong coffee
  • 1 overripe frozen banana (is optional, but adds extra sweetness, creaminess and potassium!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Opt: crushed ice, cinnamon, nut butter, other spices, etc.

PROCEDURE

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Top with superfoods and enjoy!

What are your favorite sources of caffeine? I’m a total green tea fanatic, but the sugar-free rose tea I had at MJ Cafe Express is incredible too!

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