This Low-Carb 5 Minute Mocha Smoothie whips up in a flash and boasts healthy fats from two sources. It makes a perfect breakfast or snack for those on low-carb, LC/HF, ketogenic, diabetic, Atkins, or Banting diets.
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I’m a big fan of my blender, especially in the summer. I love throwing a bunch of stuff in and blending it together to make a cool hot-weather treat. There’s no heat from the oven and very little prep because the blender does all of the heavy labor. A press of the button and you’re done!
I confess that this blender recipe didn’t start as a smoothie. I was working on an idea I had for a low-carb, dairy-free popsicle. The problem is, that I made it when I was hungry. Before I poured it into the mold, I poured a bit into a glass, just to taste it. I loved it. It was rich, and creamy, and chocolatey, with just a hint of coffee flavor. I couldn’t stop at a little. Nope, I ended up “tasting” half the recipe.
I did manage to sacrifice a bit of the recipe to make a few popsicles, and they were good. For some reason, however, the recipe just wasn’t quite as good as popsicles, so it became a smoothie recipe. In fact, it became one of my favorite smoothie recipes and is a go-to recipe when I need a quick, nutritious breakfast that will satisfy me for hours.
This Low-Carb 5 Minute Mocha Smoothie makes a quick, satisfying, and tasty breakfast. Pour it into a spill-proof container, and you’ll have an easy to-go breakfast. Enjoy!
Low-Carb 5 Minute Mocha Smoothie
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (the thick stuff from a can)
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons granulated stevia/erythritol blend
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals regular of decaffeinated
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 avocado cut in half with pit removed
Place coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla extract, sweetener, coffee crystals, and cocoa powder into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Scoop the avocado into the mixture. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Serving size: about 8 ounces
Fat (g): 16
Carbs (g): 10
Fiber (g): 6
Protein (g): 3
Net carbs (g): 4
This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!
Thanks, Kerry! It only takes a few minutes to blend up. The hardest part about this recipe is finding the ripe avocado!
That being said, is the avocado optional? What could I substitute?
You could substitute a little more coconut milk or almond milk for the avocado. Greek yogurt would also work. I would think you would want to use about 3/4 cup of whatever option you choose.
Does it have to be instant coffee? Or can it be ground coffee beans?
Ground coffee beans won’t dissolve like instant coffee does and would make the smoothie gritty. A shot of espresso would probably do the trick, though!
Will the additional servings keep in frig to be consumed on consecutive days?
I’m trying to remember if I’ve done this before. I think I may have and don’t think it was a problem. You’ll want to keep it in a covered container overnight in the fridge.
you can freeze in a silicon ice cube tray any leftover and then pop them back in the blender with a tad more almond milk
Great idea!Thanks for sharing it!
I really don’t like coconut milk in any form what can I use instead?
Sure! You can use whatever milk you want. It might decrease the creaminess, depending on your choice. Enjoy!
Sounds and looks delicious.I know what smoothie I’m making tomorrow morning
I love that this recipe is a happy accident! I’m sure the popsicles were great but a mocha smoothie just sounds divine!
Love all of the healthy fats the avocado provides. Plus it makes this smoothie super creamy!
I love coffee smoothies- they’re the perfect way to energize to start the day. So tasty!
What a great way to start my busy day! I love, love the avocado addition – delish!
A touch of luxury in a glass. I am like you and love my blender. Best kitchen gadget.
How big is the avocado?
The avocado I use for this smoothie weighs about 6 ounces before peeling and removing the seed.
Can you substitute chocolate protein powder for the cocoa powder?
I don’t see why not. You may want to taste it and add more if you need to. You also may need to decrease the amount of sweetener if your protein powder is sweetened.
Has anyone tried using frizen avocado? I’m wondering if that would work. Thanks for the great recipe!
Frozen avocado I mean
I think that’s a great idea! It should work just fine.
This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!
Love this. Hate avocado taste, and this hides it well. Love mocha so a win win, thanks for a great recipe.
Thank you for this, I am very pleased with the way this turns out. I added Chia seeds, and used instant espresso, no coffee. Super nice!!