Mayan Mocha Smoothie (Coffee & Chocolate)

Mayan Mocha Smoothie (Coffee & Chocolate)

This delicious mocha smoothie is smooth, creamy, and full of great coffee chocolate flavor. It’s healthy, vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free. Try it today!

 

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We’re so glad you’ve stumbled upon our little corner of the internet! We struggled a little deciding what to write about for our very first blog post, wanting to try our best to perfectly represent who we are and what we love… a tall order for us as beginner bloggers, but we settled on this coffee-drenched mocha smoothie filled with healthy chocolate, spicy cinnamon, and a subtle kick of heat from cayenne. See, we love bold flavors and really enjoy sweet and spicy combos (though Cory can certainly handle far more of the spicy side of things!). As coffee addicts with busy schedules, creating a caffeinated breakfast on-the-go seemed the perfect solution to our frequently chaotic mornings. This also makes a delightful afternoon pick-me-up for those days when one (or two… or three-we don’t judge) cups of coffee simply won’t cut it.

For the past few years, we’ve gotten into the habit of drinking a smoothie most mornings, packing in fruits, sometimes veggies/greens, and healthy fats to kickstart a day of clean(ish) eating. This wasn’t always the case for us, as I remember days in college where I literally subsisted on nothing more than chai lattes, microwave popcorn, and sugar-packed cereals (oh Cinnamon Toast Crunch… you taunt me still), and Cory regularly reached for hot pockets, canned ravioli, and several sodas (or pops… my mother always says soda comes only in a yellow box) each day. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with those choices on occasion, we realized that regularly eating that way left us feeling heavy, tired, unmotivated, and generally less than our best. We both definitely needed to up our fresh fruits and veggies game, and smoothies seemed a simple and tasty way to start. To read more about us, how we got here, and where we’re headed, jump over to our About Us page.

Add some spice to your day with this simple, delicious Mayan Mocha Smoothie. Made with coffee, cacao, avocado, almond milk, and more, this easy healthy blender recipe will give you proteins and energy for your morning while letting you enjoy chocolate creamy goodness. Mix it up in your magic bullet, vitamix, ninja, or other blender and take it on the go, or omit the coffee and make a tasty snack for the kids! Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten Free, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, No Added Sweeteners.

 

As we’ve become more health-conscious and have delved into smoothie-making, our pantry and our tastes have changed as well. Three years ago, if you told me to add some cacao and avocado to my smoothie, I would have had no idea what cacao is or why you’d want my smoothie to taste like guacamole. If you’re already familiar with such ingredients, feel free to skip on ahead to the recipe; we promise it’s delicious! However, if you’re like three-years-ago us, know that this mocha smoothie tastes nothing like guac, cacao is not a typo we’ve forgotten to fix, and this smoothie tastes like a rich, velvety, slightly spiced chocolate.

Add some spice to your day with this simple, delicious Mayan Mocha Smoothie. Made with coffee, cacao, avocado, almond milk, and more, this easy healthy blender recipe will give you proteins and energy for your morning while letting you enjoy chocolate creamy goodness. Mix it up in your magic bullet, vitamix, ninja, or other blender and take it on the go, or omit the coffee and make a tasty snack for the kids! Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten Free, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, No Added Sweeteners.

 

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Mayan Mocha Smoothie

Bananas and milk are a pretty typical base for smoothies; we tend towards non-dairy milk choices, as I simply feel better without regularly eating dairy (sometimes delicious custards are worth the stomachache, but otherwise, not so much for me), but use what you like! As for Cacao Powder, a staple in our pantry these days, it’s full of antioxidants and minerals, and as a raw food, it’s not been heated to the point of destroying fragile vitamins and enzymes. You get the chocolatey goodness without the heavy processing, additives, sugars, and other lovelies that come in your run-of-the-mill candy bars. For us (especially me with my relentless sweet-tooth), it’s been a fantastic way to indulge in the occasional chocolate treat without the accompanying sugar rush and regret.

The avocado adds some healthy fats, sure, but it’s really there for texture; it makes the smoothie creamy and luscious. The date serves as a natural sweetener, adding minerals alongside hints of its characteristic caramel flavor. There are several varieties of dates, and we always prefer Medjools for their sweetness; avoid those bags of diced, sugared dates… instead, you want to seek out those soft, wrinkled jewels; trust us, you won’t be disappointed. (In fact, Medjool dates are my go-to sweet snack. They seriously taste like caramels to me!)

Add some spice to your day with this simple, delicious Mayan Mocha Smoothie. Made with coffee, cacao, avocado, almond milk, and more, this easy healthy blender recipe will give you proteins and energy for your morning while letting you enjoy chocolate creamy goodness. Mix it up in your magic bullet, vitamix, ninja, or other blender and take it on the go, or omit the coffee and make a tasty snack for the kids! Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten Free, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, No Added Sweeteners.

This mocha smoothie is one of our favorite ways to use up leftover coffee (you know, from those rare occasions where it’s not all guzzled immediately after brewing), and we recommend chilling it before using it here, as warm smoothies can be less than palatable. We’ve even taken to brewing extra of late just to make sure we have cold coffee on hand for this!

Lastly, the spices: the vanilla adds sweetness and warmth without adding sugar, and the Cinnamon and Cayenne really make this smoothie, balancing the chocolate nicely; the salt just makes it all pop a bit. After much tweaking, we’ve found the ratios we like, but feel free to kick up the heat or adjust the flavors to your preferences!

 

 

Make sure if using ceramic knives on the avocados that you scoop out the seed with a spoon or other utensil; don’t use the knife. Scooping it out is much safer and ceramic knives can break against very hard materials (such as the avocado seed). Using ceramic instead of metal will slow down the oxidation process, though, meaning your avocados won’t brown nearly as fast! 

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Add some spice to your day with this simple, delicious Mayan Mocha Smoothie. Made with coffee, cacao, avocado, almond milk, and more, this easy healthy blender recipe will give you proteins and energy for your morning while letting you enjoy chocolate creamy goodness. Mix it up in your magic bullet, vitamix, ninja, or other blender and take it on the go, or omit the coffee and make a tasty snack for the kids! Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten Free, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, No Added Sweeteners.

Mayan Mocha Smoothie

  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life

Description

A velvety, decadent chocolate smoothie with just the right amount of kick.


Ingredients

  • 2C coffee
  • 1C milk of choice (we use unsweetened almond)
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 date, pitted
  • 1/4C cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • generous pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into blender.
  2. Mix on high until combined.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Makes about 5C, serving two generously

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2

 

If you’re looking for other great simple breakfast recipes, check out our Pineapple Berry SmoothieMango Pina Colada SmoothieFestive Cranberry Mango Smoothie, or our Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie! In the mood for something else? Our No Bake Cherry Chocolate Brownie Bites make an amazing snack or breakfast!

 

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Sweetly yours,  Joelle & Cory

 

Add some spice to your day with this simple, delicious Mayan Mocha Smoothie. Made with coffee, cacao, avocado, almond milk, and more, this easy healthy blender recipe will give you proteins and energy for your morning while letting you enjoy chocolate creamy goodness. Mix it up in your magic bullet, vitamix, ninja, or other blender and take it on the go, or omit the coffee and make a tasty snack for the kids! Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten Free, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, No Added Sweeteners.

 

 

 



4 thoughts on “Mayan Mocha Smoothie (Coffee & Chocolate)”

  • This smoothie actually sounds inviting to me and as soon as I can get my hands on some Cacao, I will definitely give it a try Thanks for sharing the recipe and I look forward to future blogs from you two.

    • I’m so glad you’re going to try the smoothie! We absolutely love this one! You can find cacao at your local health food store or Amazon is a great place as well (that’s where we get a lot of our pantry goods).

  • Enjoyed your first blog, and like the topic. And to think I used to laugh at my parents for all the time they spent reading recipe books. The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, and now I enjoy reading recipes. Like you, I’m really looking for “healthy” recipes. Hopefully I will find the ingredients for the smoothie.

    • Yeah, we’ve definitely noticed that we love reading and looking at recipes more and more. Moving towards more “healthy” recipes is something we’re trying to do as well, and we know it can be challenging at times. Hopefully we can help you on the journey!

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