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Enjoy coffee AND a smoothie in one drink with this healthy, vegan Almond Coconut Mocha Smoothie.
In our household, every day is a coffee day. But if I had to choose the one day when coffee is most needed, it would be Monday’s. And though I love my coffee, I also love my smoothies. Unfortunately, I don’t always enjoy having BOTH in the morning because that’s a lotta liquid. What if I told you that you could combine your coffee into a smoothie? Coffee in a smoothie so then you can actually eat your breakfast too! Yeah, I’m serious.
Before we chat about coffee and smoothies, let’s talk about the weekend. My weekends typically consist of work, blogging, recipe creating, and more work. This weekend, though, I decided to take it easy. Sometimes, I just need a break. I still made a recipe for one of my freelance projects and wrote two blog posts, but I took my time. I also cleaned my apartment which I’d been putting off for an embarrassingly long time. I feel like I’m constantly in ‘go go go’ mode, and my body and mind were both getting a bit exhausted. So, I had a slower, still productive weekend, and it was fabulous.
But, since I am typically in “go” mode, I absolutely need my coffee. I actually didn’t become a coffee drinker until college and I didn’t become a regular coffee drinker until last year. Growing up, neither of my parents drank coffee, so I definitely wasn’t exposed to it until later. Well, unless you count Starbucks frappuccinos, but let’s not count those.
Typically, I try to keep my coffee consumption to one cup per day, but sometimes it turns into two. No biggie, right? Well..sort of. Two cups of coffee+one green smoothie+juice on days when I’m working at PJC and I find myself drinking all of my meals! What fun is that? That’s why coffee IN a smoothie is a great idea.
This particular coffee uses Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original, which makes it even more delicious. Almondmilk and Coconutmilk in one? YES PLEASE. For the longest time, my favorite coffee drink was a mocha. Anytime I would go somewhere and buy coffee, I would order a mocha. The problem is that mocha’s at coffee shops tend to contain a LOT of sugar, so after awhile I slowly stopped ordering them. Talk about sad days.
This smoothie is HEALTHY, as in dairy free and vegan, and it only requires FIVE ingredients. Perfect for Monday mornings when you inevitably sleep in a bit longer and therefore have less time to prepare breakfast 🙂 You’re welcome.
This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for your support!
Almond Coconut Mocha Smoothie
- 12 pitted dates
- 1/3 cup raw almonds
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk
- 6 ice cubes
- Optional: cacao nibs for topping
- Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.