This Cold-Brew Chocolate Coconut Shake Is Basically a Healthy Frappuccino
You'll love this coconut, chocolate, banana, coffee combination.
You've had cold-brew before and know all about its advantages over iced coffee. But the unbeatable combo of banana, coconut, chocolate, and coffee in this cold-brew smoothie is an entirely different animal. To make it, just grab your favorite cold-brew concentrate (or make your own), mix in chocolate and fruit, and add a hit of coconut, and what you've created is a refreshing, energizing, seriously satisfying breakfast, snack, or even dessert. If you'd like, you can use the same coconut-coffee to make a smoothie bowl (or one of these coffee smoothies that will give you a jolt of caffeine). Just double the toppings-and spoon it up. Making this smoothie is way cheaper than buying a frozen coffee drink, and it's sweetened with a tablespoon of maple syrup and a banana rather than overloaded with sugar. But fair warning: Try this and you might not want to ever go back to plain ol' cold-brew.
Coconut Coffee Smoothie
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
- 1 small banana
- 3/4 cup cold-brew concentrate
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 teaspoon shaved dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened toasted coconut
1. Cut 3 very thin slices from the banana and reserve. Put the remaining banana in a blender and add the cold-brew, yogurt, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and ice. Blend until smooth.
2. Immediately transfer to a tall glass and top with the chocolate, coconut, and reserved banana slices.
Nutrition facts per serving: 219 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated), 44g carbs, 3g protein, 5g fiber, 46mg sodium