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.
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?
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!
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.
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
- 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.
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