Breakfast Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Total Time
10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

An easy refreshing breakfast smoothie that has enough protein to last all morning without hunger. CHOCOLATE, but can be made without chocolate with just a bit of tweaking. Fruit(s) used can be varied because most fruit goes better with chocolate... lol!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 banana, ripe & cut into pieces (reserve 3 slices for top garnish if desired)
  • 236.59 ml ice, crushed or 6-7 large ice cubes
  • 118.29-177.44 ml vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 59.14 ml strong black coffee, cold (strong recommended, or to taste)
  • 14.79 ml chocolate hazelnut spread or 14.79 ml other nut butter
  • 9.85 ml unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2.46 ml vanilla extract
  • 9.85 ml artificial sweetener, to taste (2 packets of choice... or non-sugar options)
  • 29.58 ml fat-free whipped topping, top garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in the pitcher of a blender & PULSE until ice is cracked into small chunks.
  2. Then blend about a minute or two until smooth (and no ice chunks float to top of the smoothie).
  3. If any chunks survive to float to top, simply remove them.
  4. Pour into a large tumbler 12 ounce tumbler -- might have a little left over. Garnish with fruit and whipped cream if desired.
  5. Note: Other fruits can be used by substituting about 1 cup of fruit for the banana. Also can add 2T of soluble fiber if more fiber content is desired.