This Almond Coconut Mocha Protein Smoothie tastes like a candy bar in smoothie form! With almond milk, chocolate, coconut, and coffee, and a boost of protein. It’s low in sugar and fat, and high in protein. Ready in about 2 minutes!
I am such a nut for coffee. Part of me wishes I didn’t drink as much coffee as I do, but then I think: there are worse things. At least, I have cleaned up how I drink it. I used to love it heavily polluted – lots of sweetened creamers or heavy cream, and white sugar too. I did a drastic overhaul, and now the only thing I occasionally use almond milk or a natural creamer.
I didn’t slowly whittle down on cream and sugar, I just ditched them cold turkey, and for me, that was much easier than slow changes. It didn’t hurt that has a hint of vanilla flavor, and it adds a rich creaminess to my coffee, but I love that it still manages to be very low in sugar and fat. It’s a great alternative to sugary creamers.
If I have leftover coffee from my morning pot, I stick it in the fridge. Iced coffee makes for a wonderful smoothie base. I’ve always been a smoothie person, but in the New Year, I’ve been on an even bigger smoothie kick. Like most people, I’m trying to make smarter dietary choices and to practice better nutrition this year.
I decided to use some leftover iced coffee, and the almond milk to make this Almond Coconut Mocha Protein Smoothie. I started with those two ingredients as the base, then blended in protein powder, cocoa powder, instant coffee granules (for extra coffee flavor!), and shredded coconut. Yep, add the shredded coconut right into the blender – it will mince it up into the smoothie.
This Almond Coconut Mocha Protein Smoothie is high in protein, pretty low in fat and sugar, and because it’s made with Silk almond milk, it’s dairy-free and lactose-free.
Best yet, it tastes like a candy bar in thick and creamy smoothie form! With almond milk, chocolate, coconut, and coffee? Perfect flavors together. This Almond Coconut Mocha Protein Smoothie takes hardly any time or effort – just throw everything into the blender. Those are the some of the best kinds of meals: quick, easy, filling, and refreshing. And if they taste like dessert? Even better!
- ½ c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ c. cold coffee
- 1 tsp. coconut extract
- 1 c. ice
- 2 scoops non-dairy/vegan vanilla protein powder, or your favorite brand
- 1 tsp. instant coffee granules
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- ½ c. shredded sweetened coconut
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- whipped cream, for garnish (optional, of course)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, and pulse until smooth. Serve immediately!
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