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).
*I use Sativa Viva High Pro – it’s vegan/vegetarian, gluten & dairy free and sweetened with natural stevia (hence its name!) or Purition for an all natural chocolate protein powder, which I have reviewed [here]. You could also use My Protein Whey protein powder in chocolate flavour.
– 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.
.. you can also make this shake without the coffee for a delicious before-bed drink!
*I now use and recommend the Tribest Personal Blender!
*This blog post contains affiliate links. I was sent the Sativa protein for personal use. 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.