Cocoa Coffee Smoothie

I really love Starbucks coffee, especially their dark roast blend. On days I work from home, I typically head down to my local coffee shop and get a small cup of dark roast, add my Stevia, then sip, sip, sip. Since I use my Starbucks card so often, coffee and tea refills are on the house. Before I leave, I frequently ask the barista for my free refill  and then store that beverage in the refrigerator to use the next day.

Not only is this a great way to save a couple dollah, dollah bills, but it allows me to get a little creative with my beverage. After seeing this smoothie post from a friend, I was inspired to create my own concoction. Here we have a…

Cocoa coffee smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup of cold* coffee

1/2 banana

1 tbsp cocoa powder

3 drops liquid Stevia

Splash plain, unsweetened almond milk**

1 handful of ice

Cacao nibs for garnish***

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*Making the beverage hot isn’t out of the question, just warm the coffee and omit the ice.

**Any milk will do — even 1 tbsp of coconut oil.

***Going the coconut route? Top with shredded coconut.

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Directions

  1. Blend coffee, banana, cocoa powder and Stevia.
  2. Add ice to a glass and pour smoothie in. Add a splash of milk and garnish.

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Delicious and refreshing! Perfect for this transition from winter to spring. :)

Let me know if you try it out!

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