Java Chip Smoothie

March 8, 2012 at 6:30 am 19 comments

Today is a special day – it’s my mom’s birthday! So I want to give a big birthday shout out to my fabulous mother – not only is she my biggest fan, she is one of my best friends and she deserves an amazing day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, I love you!

I thought I’d post a recipe today that with flavors my mom enjoys…coffee and chocolate! I’ve never been one to consume much caffeine or coffee on a regular basis but I do enjoy mocha and coffee flavored drinks and desserts. When opting for a hot drink, I would much rather have a cup of tea as opposed to coffee but I’ve also come to appreciate a little caffeine boost during the start of our new yogurt storeΒ πŸ™‚

Here’s a mocha-inspired protein smoothie that is a delicious snack, after-workout drink or on-the-go breakfast!

Java Chip SmoothieΒ 


1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, rice, coconut, soy, hemp)
2-3 dashes of ground cinnamon
1 scoop of protein powder (use soy,rice or hemp for vegan)
1-2 medjool dates
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder (regular cocoa powder could be subbed)
2 tsp instant coffee granules (regular or decaf)
4-5 ice cubes
1 tsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips for serving


1. Add non-daory milk through ice cubes to a blender and combine until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a glass and sprinkle with cacao bins (or chocolate chips) and enjoy!

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ostranderblog  |  March 8, 2012 at 7:16 am

    NYUUUUUUUM… And Happy Birthday to your Mum!! πŸ™‚

    • 2. naturalnoshing  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      πŸ™‚ I am sure my mom would thank you for the bday wishes!

  • 3. sexytofu  |  March 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Looks SO good! I love mocha breakfast smoothies. The best idea ever.

  • 5. Heidi @ Food Doodles  |  March 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Happy birthday to your mom! πŸ˜€
    Your smoothie looks so good – I’ve been craving anything coffee flavored lately but I’ve been resisting going out for a good coffee since I hardly ever make coffee at home. This looks like something I would enjoy way more than an overpriced coffee πŸ˜€

  • 6. Natalie  |  March 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    This smoothie sounds delicious! I think it would also be very good with some peanut butter or PB2 powder mixed in! Definitely going to try this! Thanks for the recipe.

  • 7. Cara  |  March 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Happy Birthday, Nora’s Mommy! I think it is fair to say that YOU are her best b-day present πŸ™‚ I’m not a big fan of shakes/smoothies but this, THIS is something I could guzzle down in seconds…

    • 8. naturalnoshing  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Awww you are such a sweetheart Cara! πŸ™‚ I thought you might like a coffee version of a smoothie – how about I trade you one of your delicious looking bagels for one of these smoothies?!?

      • 9. Cara  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        Consider it an even trade πŸ™‚

  • 10. Sonia The Healthy Foodie  |  March 9, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Ooooh… I love the idea of adding instant coffee powder to a smoothie! Not something that I would do regularly, for I don’t think that it’s the healthiest of options, but still… the flavor that must come from it. HAS to be amazing. I have to give this one a try! Thanks for the idea, and happy belated birthday to your mom! πŸ™‚

    • 11. naturalnoshing  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      It is very yummy! You’re probably right in that it’s not the best option (I’ll have to look into it!) but I don’t drink coffee so I didn’t have actual coffee to use in this πŸ™‚ I had some granulated coffee lying around for some reason..probably to bring out the chocolate flavor in some baked goods from a while ago, who knows what you will find in my crazy pantry!

    • 12. naturalnoshing  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      oh!! and my mom says thank you!

  • 13. Kathy  |  March 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Yum! I, too, would choose a cup of tea over some coffee.
    Happy birthday to your mother, by the way :]

    • 14. naturalnoshing  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Tea rocks, there’s something about it that is so comforting to me! Thanks for the birthday wishes for my mom!

  • 15. Lou  |  March 11, 2012 at 3:18 am

    You’re a good daughter now, aren’t you? Bet your Mom was tickled pink…anything that involves coffee and chocolate = joy πŸ™‚

    • 16. naturalnoshing  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Oh I try πŸ™‚ hehe! I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes btw! Thanks for saying hi!

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