Cafe Mocha Smoothie

10 reader reviews / 4.3 stars average

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

10 reader reviews / 4.3 stars average
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
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 2

Equipment

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
DID YOU TRY THIS RECIPE? Mention @thelemonbowl or tag #thelemonbowl! I would LOVE to see!

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7 thoughts on “Cafe Mocha Smoothie”

  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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