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
1 cup of cold* coffee
1 tbsp cocoa powder
3 drops liquid Stevia
Splash plain, unsweetened almond milk**
1 handful of ice
Cacao nibs for garnish***
*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.
- Blend coffee, banana, cocoa powder and Stevia.
- Add ice to a glass and pour smoothie in. Add a splash of milk and garnish.
Delicious and refreshing! Perfect for this transition from winter to spring. :)
Let me know if you try it out!