Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

Thick, creamy and packed with protein, this chocolate espresso smoothie will give you all-day energy. 
Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie - The Lemon BowlChocolate and coffee is one of the best flavor combinations of the world and one that I was first introduced to by my beautiful mother. Every family birthday celebration was centered around my mom’s famous “Duck Cake” which was simply a yellow cake baked in a duck-shaped pan. You see, my maiden name is Davis so my sisters and I grew up as the “Davis Ducklings.” (Don’t ask.)

Baby Niece - The Lemon BowlSpeaking of ducklings, my first niece (my mom’s first grand daughter) was born a few weeks ago. She is such a doll and I want to eat her cheeks. Isn’t my mom gorgeous?

But back to the Duck Cake… Did I mention how large the pan is? Perfect for a crowd, it takes at least two boxes of yellow cake. And yes, I said boxes. Because frankly, there are few things more delicious than boxed yellow cake. Of course the icing on the cake was my mom’s homemade chocolate coffee frosting. I’m not sure what it is about coffee but it takes the chocolate flavor to new heights.  

Chocolate Espresso Smoothie - The Lemon BowlThe next time we have a family birthday party I will share the official Duck Cake with Chocolate Coffee Frosting recipe. In the meantime, here is a Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie you can indulge in on a daily basis. Packed with over 24 grams of protein per serving, this on-the-go meal in a glass will give you long lasting energy all day long.

I wish I could say the same for the Duck Cake. 😉

Your straw is waiting.

4.7 from 3 reviews
Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie
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Thick, creamy and packed with protein, this chocolate espresso smoothie will give you all-day energy.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
For best results, add all of the liquid ingredients first then top with ice before blending.
For a thinner smoothie, skip the ice. For a thicker smoothie, add more ice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 24 ounces Calories: 281 Fat: 3.4 g Saturated fat: .5 g Unsaturated fat: 2.9 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 39.6 g Sugar: 24.8 g Sodium: 314 mg Fiber: 4.4 g Protein: 24.9 g Cholesterol: 5 mg



  1. Marydavis says

    You are the most wonderful daughter in the world! That C note I promised
    Is on the way!!!!! Don’t tell anyone!

  2. Lyn says

    … but unless you use the cafe yogurt, there’s no coffee in it – let alone Espresso. Or am I missing something?

    • says

      Lyn – Forgive me, I mistakenly left it off the recipe! Just revised it to include the 2 teaspoons of instant espresso coffee powder I used. So so sorry about that!!

  3. says

    As a mocha fiend, I concur with your chocolate-coffee love. This smoothie sounds delicious! I could drink it as dessert.

    Your mom and your niece are both gorgeous!!

  4. Charlotte Moore says

    I am sure a big truck pan would make those boys smile.

    I love protein shakes. I freeze my bananas and that makes them even creamier and thick.

    Cute story and picture.

  5. Brooke says

    Found this on Pinterest!! Looks to die for! Would you approve if the choclate protein powed was exchanged for vanilla protein power?


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