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.)

Baby Niece - The Lemon Bowl

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.

Chocolate Espresso Smoothie protein packed breakfast recipe 1

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

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



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


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.


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

55 thoughts on “Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie”

  1. Found this on Pinterest!! Looks to die for! Would you approve if the choclate protein powed was exchanged for vanilla protein power?

      1. Christine henderson

        I am totally trying this, I’m looking for protein smoothie recipes that would be fast since I skip breakfast half of the time due to the fact I’m chasing a one year old around. Any other smoothie recipes?

  2. Charlotte Moore

    I am sure a big truck pan would make those boys smile.

    I love protein shakes. I freeze my bananas and that makes them even creamier and thick.

    Cute story and picture.

  3. As a mocha fiend, I concur with your chocolate-coffee love. This smoothie sounds delicious! I could drink it as dessert.

    Your mom and your niece are both gorgeous!!

  4. … but unless you use the cafe yogurt, there’s no coffee in it – let alone Espresso. Or am I missing something?

  5. You are the most wonderful daughter in the world! That C note I promised
    Is on the way!!!!! Don’t tell anyone!

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