*Wide Awake* Mocha Protein Shake

*Wide Awake* Mocha Protein Shake

This smoothie tastes incredible, and if you love chocolate and coffee then you will love it too!

It’s high in protein and perfect for either a morning on the go or for before or after a work-out for muscle repair (if taken before a work-out it could help you to work out harder and for longer as caffeine has been shown to improve endurance).



Coffee Icecubes

.. you can also make this shake without the coffee for a delicious before-bed drink!




Mocha Protein Shake


  • 1 scoop of Chocolate Whey Protein*
  • 300ml unsweetened almond/soya milk
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp (15g) plain yoghurt - optional
  • 1 small frozen banana (peel before freezing)
  • 4 coffee ice-cubes**


  1. Add the protein powder, milk, cocoa, yoghurt (optional), frozen banana & coffee ice-cubes to your blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve!


*If you don't want to use/don't have a protein powder, use hot chocolate powder or skimmed milk powder for the protein boost plus stevia (natural sweetener) to sweeten and/or extra cocoa.

**To make coffee ice-cubes simple mix 200ml of boiling water with 3 tsp of coffee granules and allow to partly cool before pouring into an ice-cube tray (200ml makes ~14 cubes) and freezing over-night.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270

% Daily Value

Total Fat 5 g


Total Carbohydrates 35 g


Protein 25 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


*Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in recipes, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.

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  1. Gemma
    May 19, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    this looks just like a starbucks drink! I will have to try it myself … but could i leave out the protein powder? gemma x

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 19, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Hey! It’s delicious! Instead of protein powder I’d add ~ 1/2 tbsp cocoa +/- stevia & maybe some skimmed milk powder or just more yoghurt! Hope it works – do let me know!

  2. Nicole kane
    May 21, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    Can’t wait to try this!,

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 22, 2013 / 11:45 am

      It’s so good!! Do let me know what you think 🙂

  3. May 22, 2013 / 7:59 am

    I made this yesterday after a really tough indoor bike session and it was perfect. As it is ice cold it really helped to cool me down as well as making me feel so much better after my tough workout. Loved making the coffee ice cubes too! Thanks 🙂

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 22, 2013 / 11:37 am

      Aw thanks for your lovely comment- so glad to hear you like the shake as much as me!! Nic x

  4. Sara
    June 18, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    I loved this for breakfast this morning and used vanilla coffee granules in mine 🙂 x

    • Nics Nutrition
      June 19, 2013 / 11:26 am

      Oooh that sounds amazing!! I love the sound of flavoured coffee granules.. or you could add vanilla stevia drops to regular coffee.. oooh I can’t wait to try this now! Thanks for your comment Sara 🙂 x

  5. Jo Sharp
    September 9, 2013 / 8:24 am

    YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!!! I dont think I even need to add to this comment! Made no changes to the recipe and it was perfect! so good after my workout – I want one everyday!!! 🙂

    • September 9, 2013 / 4:40 pm

      Hehe, I had this on Sunday too – love it so much! I give you permission to have it every day too 😉 xx

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