Vegan Peanut Butter Mocha Protein Smoothie

Vegan Peanut Butter Mocha Protein Smoothie

I have a confession to make. One that goes against the female stereotype and makes my mom wonder if I was switched at birth and not, in fact, her biological daughter.

I don’t like chocolate.

Seriously, chocolate is NOT my thing. When given the choice between chocolate and vanilla, it’s vanilla every time. I cannot think of any possible option where this would not be the case. Ice cream, cake, protein powders, the list goes on.

Now, this is not to say that I won’t eat chocolate or that I dislike chocolate entirely. Venchi chocolate in Italy would quickly dispute my claims if I tried to pass that off as truth. It’s more like I’m indifferent to it. Yes, indifferent to chocolate. Trust me, I have other vices – I’m not inhuman.

As a result of my chocolate flavored protein powder avoidance (yes, it’s a thing), I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the sample of mocha flavored Vega Performance Protein powder I received. So, it sat in my cupboard full of potential but no real plan.

When I got these Italian Espresso Coconut Chips from Made in Nature in my swag bag from The GOOD Fest, it was kismet. I had to give this mocha smoothie thing a try.

Made In Nature Coconut Chip Package

But, how does a chocolate flavored protein powder avoider make a mocha smoothie she will actually enjoy?

Add peanut butter.

That’s pretty much my go-to fix for smoothies…and life in general. So far, only good things have come of it.

Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie

Including this smoothie.

Word of caution: I wouldn’t drink it too late in the afternoon if you’re sensitive to caffeine – unless you use decaf coffee instead of regular. Personally, I’ve never understood the purpose of decaf coffee, but this smoothie gives me a reason to reconsider.

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2 mocha smoothies on cutting board with straws

Vegan Peanut Butter Mocha Protein Smoothie

  • Author: Karlie
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Description

Coffee + peanut butter = love. This smoothie allows you to get your caffeine fix and a balanced breakfast (or snack) all in one.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk, I used SO Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup coffee, let cool first if freshly brewed
  • 12 tbsp natural peanut butter, check ingredients to make sure there are no sugars added
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 serving mocha protein powder of choice
  • toppings: shredded coconut, Made in Nature Coconut Chips, or anything else that suits your fancy

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients (besides toppings) in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add toppings.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you like your smoothies cold, add a few ice cubes to the blender.
  • If you like your smoothies thick, you may want to decrease the amount of non-dairy milk to 1/2 cup

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
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