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. This Almond Coconut Mocha Protein Smoothie is ready in about 2 minutes!
Follow along on Pinterest to easily view all the blog recipes!
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, that’s how I make this Almond Coconut Mocha Protein Smoothie.
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!
Almond Coconut Mocha Protein Smoothie
- 1/2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 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
- 1/2 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!
You may also like:
Blueberry Cinnamon Swirl Protein Coffee Cake
Red Velvet Funfetti Protein Bars
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
This sounds perfect! I’ve been on a total smoothie kick this month, too. I crave them in the morning! My go-to is always almond milk as well. Love it!
This recipe comes out at about 24oz, which means 1 serving is 6oz with about 190 calories and 10g of fat. An 8oz (1 cup) serving is 250 calories with 12g of fat. Without the whipped cream.
I didn’t call it healthy, actually! And these are all good-for-you ingredients. Almond milk is low in fat, low in sugar. Cocoa powder is full of antioxidants, and stabilizes blood sugar. Coconut has healthy fats, and otherwise, it’s protein powder. It’s quite nutritious. Thanks for your opinion.
Denice Patterson says
I have been using organic hemp protein powder, and like it with water or hemp milk or almond milk. I put 1 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries and 1/2 sliced banana.
Although I drink this everyday it seems watery…is it because I’m use to the thick texture of 2% milk or is this the right texture
Hi Denice: I wonder if it’s just a little too much liquid. I’m not as familiar with hemp powder, so maybe it doesn’t thicken up as much as the protein powder that I typically use. I would just reduce some of the ice or water/almond milk. Smoothies are great because they can be versatile, but it can be tricky to get proportions right every single time. It sounds delicious with the strawberries and banana!!
I want to make this, but minus the coconut. Will it lose too much consistency? Should I substitute something else?
I do think it will be thinner without the coconut! It does add some texture. I would leave it out, and maybe you could add extra protein powder or Greek yogurt, for thickness. Smoothies are so touch-and-go – you can sort of adjust the consistency as you add things to the blender!
These all look and sound delicious! What brand of vegan protein powder do you use?
This brand is my favorite for any type of protein powder, and their vegan comes in several flavors! http://www.bodynutrition.com/product/gardenia-vegan-protein/
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it! I love it!! I did substitute chocolate protein powder for the vanilla, and Stevia for the sugar. I also added 1/4 cup rolled oats. This is one awesome tasting smoothie!!
LOVE the oats idea! Thank you so much for sharing that tip! I’m totally going to try that!