Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

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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

4.83 stars average
Thick, creamy and packed with protein, this chocolate espresso smoothie will give you all-day energy.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings1

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

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

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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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55 responses to “Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie”

  1. CM Avatar
    CM

    Looking to make my own protein drinks. Thank you.
    Where is the sodium coming from? The powered protein?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Most things have some sodium in them, almost all of the ingredients have some level of sodium.

  2. Ana Avatar
    Ana

    So rich and creamy. Love the chocolate taste.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So good!!

  3. Linda Avatar
    Linda

    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.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So happy you enjoyed it!

      1. Linda Avatar
        Linda

        Thanks again Liz. I’m really enjoying this smoothie so much.

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          So happy!

  4. irene Avatar
    irene

    This would definitely make me take coffee.. love the taste, thanks for sharing.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!

  5. Kerry Avatar
    Kerry

    Is it possible to partially or fully combine the ingredients for this the night before and keep it in the fridge?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      What I typically do is put everything in the blender and refrigerate overnight then add ice in the morning and blend!

  6. Victoria Avatar
    Victoria

    Sounds amazing, thanks for sharing! Need to make this ASAP :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!!