Remember Mounds bars? I wasn't into Almond Joy because frankly, I didn't feel like a nut. But chocolate and coconut was my jam.
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a coffee junkie. Give me all the coffee, all the time. I have cut down in recent years, but if I can find a way to sneak coffee into just about anything, I will.
This smoothie was born of my love for those three things, in addition to my lack of food shopping. See, when I was getting ready for the next morning, I realized I had just about run out of unsweetened almond milk. And it was late enough that the store wasn't happening.
Perusing my pantry, I found a can of coconut milk. I didn't want to use the whole thing in my smoothie (well, I did, but realized that would make the smoothie a calorie bomb), so I figured I would have to improvise. I thought about water but figured that would dilute flavor.
And then my eyes fell on my K-cups. Why not? Coconut, chocolate and coffee? Sold.
I used vanilla protein powder for this (Quest is my favorite!) but only because I didn't have chocolate (FYI - totally trying it with chocolate and soon as Amazon delivers it!) The cocoa definitely added enough of a chocolate kick though!
Coconut Mocha Smoothie
Serves 1 - 4 Smartpoints
2 tbsp. full fat coconut milk
10 oz cold coffee
1/4 cup unsweetened almond cashew milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. coconut extract
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes
Blend all (except coconut flakes) until creamy. Top with coconut flakes and enjoy!