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Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

    Thick, creamy and packed with protein, this chocolate espresso smoothie will give you all-day energy. 

    Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie


    Chocolate and coffee are some 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.)

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    Speaking of ducklings, my first niece (my mom’s first granddaughter) was born a few weeks ago. She is such a doll and I want to eat her cheeks. Isn’t my mom gorgeous?

    Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie - rich and creamy breakfast or dessert recipe

    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 yellowcake. 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.

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    The 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.

    Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

    Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

    4.81 stars average
    Thick, creamy and packed with protein, this chocolate espresso smoothie will give you all-day energy.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 1

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk)
    • cup vanilla Greek yogurt
    • ½ banana
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
    • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee (or any instant coffee)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups ice

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.

    Notes

    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

    Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 39.6gProtein: 24.9gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.9gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 314mgFiber: 4.4gSugar: 24.8g
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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:

    55 Comments

    1. This made my day Liz. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the nutrition facts too. I’m a coffee lover and I will surely enjoy this. I’m making one after hitting post comment.

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