There is no shortage of breakfast protein smoothies out there, but we think this one rocks them all.
That’s because our Salted Mocha Almond Smoothie recipe doubles as a healthy breakfast and a satisfying treat.
Yeah, it’s hard to imagine eating chocolate for breakfast is actually healthy. But this smoothie recipe is packed with whole food and healthy fats, yogurt, and added protein to boot!
Coconut oil and almond butter provide the fat needed to satiate the appetite to ward off the morning munchies until lunchtime rolls around. There’s coffee involved here for that energy boost we all need in the morning so you can skip that second cup that gets cold anyway because your busy.
Banana and dates bring a touch of natural sweetness and fiber to help get you going later too, if you know what I mean. (wink)
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Make it ahead for a quick grab and go breakfast smoothie
Like any smoothie, you can customize it to suit your taste and get your mornings started right. It also works as a make-ahead breakfast because there isn’t a lot of fruit to turn brown and unappetizing.
Blend it up without the ice and it will be good for up to three days in the fridge.
Of course, the brand of protein powder you use will make a difference in texture, so I recommend Naked Nutrition Whey Protein or Thrive Market Whey Protein (requires membership) to avoid any gritty textures.
- Blend it and enjoy.
- OR cover and refrigerate.
- Stir and enjoy. OR blend again with ice to thicken it just before serving.
TIP: We use a Vitamix to get an ultra-smooth texture and a reusable travel smoothie sipper with a lid and straw so we don’t make a mess of things on the way.
Salted Mocha Almond Breakfast Smoothie
- 3/4 cup black coffee
- 3 pitted dates , optional
- 1 large banana , fresh or frozen
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons protein powder
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao , or unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil , optional
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup ice
- honey , to taste
- Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Taste and blend in honey, if desired.
- To make ahead, blend all ingredients except the ice. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Blend with ice and dust with extra cocoa, as desired, just before serving.
- Makes 24 ounces – 2 (12-ounce) servings
- Thickness will be different depending on using regular vs. Greek yogurt, as well as the amount of ice.
I love this! I leave the dairy out & add more fiber (Personal reasons😂)) with chia & Superseed.
Thanks for adding coffee to my morning smoothie routine!
Judy Purcell says
So glad to hear how much you love it, Amy! Thanks for stopping by to let me know, it makes my day. 🙂
Love how refreshing it is to enjoy in the morning! Thanks for sharing !
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says
This has to be the ultimate breakfast smoothie, it has all my favorite flavors in it!
Fabulous and full of goodies inside. Just perfect for a quick breakfast
I love how salt can make such a difference in a recipe. Can’t wait to dig in!
This is like my favorite kind of smoothie – chocolatey but healthy!
STACEY CRAWFORD says
I love all those flavors! I’m so ready for warm weather & smoothies!
Renee D Kohley says
SO fun! Such great flavors – love the healthy ingredients too!
Tessa Simpson says
Mochalicious! Love the nourishing ingredients and the added protein!
Oh yum, what a delicious way to start the day! Love mocha and this looks so decadent and refreshing.
This smoothie is over the top Judy!! It contains all those guilty food pleasures – coffee, chocolate and salt. The dates are an interesting addition.
John / Kitchen Riffs says
Breakfast and treat all in one? Terrific! This looks wonderfully flavorful — and easy to prepare. Thanks!