Café Mocha Protein Smoothie

Café Mocha Protein Smoothie ~ What a perfect way to start your day!

I was craving a foo-foo coffee drink this morning, but had no plans on going out & spending a bundle to satisfy a craving.  So, I decided to combine my morning beverage with my breakfast & came up with a Café Mocha Protein Smoothie.  I threw in some spinach & oatmeal to up the nutrition, as well as unsweetened cocoa powder to give it that deep, rich chocolate flavor.   The smoothie came out rich & thick, full of that mocha flavor that I love so much.  You can't taste the spinach or oatmeal, at all ~ they're sneaky like that.  Oh, yeah ~ it fit the bill perfectly.

All I can say is ~ Good Morning, Sunshine!

Café Mocha Protein Smoothie
makes 1~2 servings  

  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/3 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 /4 cup quick oatmeal
  • 1 large handful fresh spinach 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, or to taste
  • 1~2 tsp instant coffee, regular of decaf (depends on how strong you like your coffee flavor & octane  :)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 packets Equal (or your sweetener of choice, to taste
  • 6 ice cubes
garnish with ~ 
  • whipped cream, coffee bean & chocolate shavings ~ if desired
Throw all ingredients into your blender & whirl away until completely blended & frosty.  Top with the garnishes if desired.  Enjoy! 

Is it time for a coffee break yet?


  1. Oh this sounds so delicious! Would make a perfect breakfast! Nothing like coffee and protein to wake you up! Thanks for sharing the recipe, can't wait to try it!

    1. Heehee ~ You are sooo right on that count! Sometimes living far from a coffee shop & being thrifty can be a good thing! :) Thanks for stopping by ~ hope you enjoy it ~ Cheers!


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