Wake Up with Mocha Java Smoothie Recipe

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Wake Up with this Mocha Java Smoothie Recipe that will give you that coffee fix you want in the morning but it has a nice surprise with just 2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa. Did you know that cocoa or cacao is considered a superfood? The Latin name for cocoa is Theobroma which literally translates to, “Food of the Gods.”

Raw Organic Cacao Powder has more antioxidants than blueberries, iron, calcium, magnesium and lots of other wonderful health benefits. You have to read the labels and be wary of which brand you buy. Hersheys is not the same thing as a brand that is certified Organic and Non-GMO. Another thing to look for on the label is how the cocoa is processed which is important as it keeps as many of the health benefits as possible. I will discuss more in another post about what to look for such as cold pressed or first press or unrefined and milled at low temperatures.

This is a really easy smoothie or shake to make but it also has lots of health benefits. Any recipe I post like this can be tweaked to the way you would like it. Want more coffee, then add more. Don’t want almond milk then omit it. Want peanut butter instead then add it in lieu of almond butter. Coconut oil is optional but it adds a wonderful smooth texture and it is very healthy for you. I will discuss how amazing coconut oil is for health in another post. Make sure you add at least 8oz of liquid otherwise it will be extremely thick. I am planning on tweaking it to make it more of a soft serve ice cream as a dessert.

INGREDIENTS
1 Small or Medium Banana
1/2 cup of brewed coffee, chilled
1 tbs almond butter (or peanut butter)
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 to 1 cup ice (I use 1/2 cup which is cold but not too thick)
1 scoop protein or vegan plant powder (optional)
I also added a tbsp coconut oil

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Blend together in a blender. This works great in my Nutra Ninja blender. I pour into a glass and then add a few shakes of cinnamon on top. Very delicious and enjoy. Please leave a comment below if you make it and let me know what you think. Did you tweak it? Then I would love to read what you did!

Wake Up with Mocha Java Smoothie Recipe
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Wake Up with this Mocha Java Smoothie Recipe that will give you that coffee fix you want in the morning but it has a nice surprise with just 2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa.
Servings Prep Time
1 10-12 oz 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
1 10-12 oz 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Wake Up with Mocha Java Smoothie Recipe
Print Recipe
Wake Up with this Mocha Java Smoothie Recipe that will give you that coffee fix you want in the morning but it has a nice surprise with just 2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa.
Servings Prep Time
1 10-12 oz 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
1 10-12 oz 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Ingredients
Servings: 10-12 oz
Instructions
  1. Chop up the banana into the blender cup and then add all the ingredients. I always use the coconut oil last. Then blend until smooth. After I shake cinnamon on top after I pour into a glass. Enjoy.
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