This cocoa mocha smoothie is a treat for everyone, but without the added guilt. With this smoothie, you will feel energized and satisfied without ever breaking your diet.
Cocoa and Coffee Make It Better!
While you may think of chocolate as something unhealthy, the reality is that cocoa powder is extremely healthy and full of nutrients! For one, cocoa is high in polyphenols, which are compounds found in certain foods, including tea and wine. These compounds are known to lower inflammation, reduce blood sugar levels, and help in lowering blood pressure as well.
Coffee is also a great addition to this smoothie, but not just because of its high caffeine content. Drinking coffee can stimulate your brain and helps you think and focus better. Coffee also has minerals and vitamins, making it extra nutritious with almost non-existent calories.
If you want to feel energized and focused, cocoa and coffee result in a tasty mocha flavor that is also nourishing.
Prepare your coconut too!
The sweetness in this delightful smoothie comes from the coconut milk and shredded coconut. Don’t be scared by the amount of coconut in this recipe, as it truly isn’t overwhelming, but instead, will add tasty flavors and a creamy texture.
Coconut is also a great source of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. By using coconut, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your day.
All that is left to do is mix the almond milk, stevia, and ice with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and add the shredded coconut to top things off!
Serve this cocoa mocha smoothie with 4g of protein as a tasty snack, dessert, or treat. You can certainly use this to recover after an intense day of exercise or training, or when you are rushed and can’t fit in a proper meal.