This simple mocha smoothie recipe is a great way to get a much needed caffeine hit alongside a bunch of other nutrients that are actually good for you. For anyone who needs their morning coffee, it’s a cool and refreshing alternative that’s perfect for a summer morning or throwing into the gym bag. Avocado adds Vitamin K, C, B5, B6 and E, not to mention potassium, protein and folate. The yoghurt is a perfect way to get in a serving of dairy, and the coconut water counters the diuretic effect of caffeine.
I am, without a doubt, addicted to coffee. It’s probably one of the few things I can admit I’m truly addicted to – it’s hard for me to go a day without it (same goes for collecting books and buying things online… but that’s a topic for another day). And while I wouldn’t hasten to replace my daily steaming-hot cup of espresso, I’d certainly consider a mocha smoothie as a decent alternative when I want something cold but not sugar loaded (store-bought frappes may taste great but are EVIL!), or when my diet’s been not-so-great and I need something that’s good for and tastes great at the same time.
Do you have a go-to coffee smoothie/milkshake recipe? Would love your feedback on this one!
Nutrient-rich morning mocha smoothie recipe
- 2 cups coconut water (add/reduce according to the consistency you prefer for your smoothies)
- 1 shot espresso (2 if you're super tired or want a stronger coffee flavour)
- 1 small avocado
- 1 dollop Greek or low-sugar vanilla yoghurt (or vegan alternative)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth