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Cafe Mocha Smoothie

    This thick and creamy breakfast smoothie is made with cocoa powder, Greek yogurt and instant espresso powder to create the ultimate protein-packed cafe mocha smoothie recipe.

    Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie a healthy breakfast recipe

    I’m going to level with you all about something: I love adding cocoa powder to my smoothies. Full of antioxidants and with very few added calories, almost all fruit-based smoothies taste better with a little chocolatey goodness added in the background, am I right? 

    Cafe Mocha Smoothie Recipe protein packed breakfast recipe

    For a healthy spin on the coffee-house classic, I decided to turn my husband’s favorite mocha into a healthy protein-packed smoothie recipe. The secret ingredient? Instant espresso powder!

    Cafe Mocha Smoothie a protein packed breakfast drink recipe

    Very early on in life I learned the art of using coffee to accentuate the flavor of chocolate. In fact, to this day, my mom adds a tablespoon or so of instant espresso to her famous chocolate duck-shaped birthday cake.

    Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie Recipe a healthy gluten free drink

    This protein-packed cafe mocha breakfast smoothie has over 21 g of protein per serving and is around just 250 calories. To make it extra thick and creamy, try using frozen bananas. Want to top with whipped cream? I certainly won’t stop you.

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    Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie - a healthy breakfast recipe

    Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie

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    This thick and creamy breakfast smoothie is made with cocoa powder, Greek yogurt and instant espresso powder to create the ultimate protein-packed cafe mocha smoothie recipe.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 2

    Ingredients
     

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender along with 1/2 cup water. Pulse until it starts to break down, about 30 seconds, then add in enough ice to thicken – about 1-2 cups, depending on preferred level of thickness. 

    Notes

    Serving size varies depending on how much ice you add so simply divide the blender evenly between two glasses.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 40.5gProtein: 21.1gFat: 2.6gSaturated Fat: 0.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 162mgFiber: 10.3gSugar: 21.4g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    7 Comments

    1. OMG Liz! This is such a very delicious and enjoying drink. I really love this smoothie. It’s one of my favorite. Thanks for the recipe. Your smoothies are always the best!

    2. This smoothie sounds wonderful, but unless there is such a thing as decaf espresso, I’d have to use decaf regular instant coffee to make it, since I can’t handle caffeine. I’ve been away for a couple of months, and just noticed your new recipe format – I like it a lot. It’s nice to be able to scale recipes before printing (or saving) them.

    3. Just had gastric sleeve surgery and protein shakes are a must! But this has a lot of calories for the meal plan I have to follow. Assume the banana makes up about 100. . . any suggestions for something else to go in it?

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