It’s almost the middle of October, but it is still a balmy 100 degrees here in Tucson. Yep, that’s right, it is still hitting 100 degrees in October. I can’t complain though, I will take the warm weather over cold any day. So, bring on the healthy chocolate mocha protein milkshake!
One of my favorite ways to cool down from hot workouts is to have an ice cold protein shake or smoothie afterwards. Not only is it great post workout fuel, but it is also super refreshing. As you can probably already tell from reading this blog, I love chocolate. In addition to my love for chocolate, I also love coffee. So, it was perfect to make a chocolate mocha protein smoothie!
It is really quite simple to make. Just throw all the ingredients into the blender, blend away, and then you have yourself a healthy and delicious treat in minutes. Smoothies are such an easy and convenient post workout snack.
To give it the coffee flavor, I added a little bit of ground coffee. I used decaf since I drank the smoothie in the afternoon, so you can feel free to use decaf or regular. It will be delicious either way! I also added my Ascent vanilla protein, vanilla Greek yogurt, and some cocoa powder to give it that delicious mocha flavor!
Healthy Chocolate Mocha Protein Milkshake
Author: Spencer Miller
- Serves: 2 servings
- Serving size: ½ recipe
- Calories: 210
- Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 12
- Sugar: 6
- Fiber: 3
- Protein: 40
This chocolate mocha protein milkshake is a great healthy post workout snack or morning treat with the perfect hint of coffee and chocolate flavor!
- ¾ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond)
- 1 cup ice
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1½ scoops Ascent vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 tbsp. ground coffee (decaf or regular)
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. dark chocolate chips*
- Add all ingredients to a powerful blender. Blend until a thick and creamy smoothie forms.
- Pour evenly into two glasses. Top with a sprinkle of cocoa if desired. Enjoy!
*You can either blend up the chocolate chips with all the other ingredients, or you can mix them in at the end. I like them blended up!