Mocha Protein Smoothie

I love tea. There are so many different fun flavors, and tea has many health benefits. I love coffee, too, although it sometimes affects me in ways I don’t like…the jitters, excessive talking (it has that effect on me!), shakiness, and acidity in my body. But, sometimes I just want that coffee taste. So, I make my favorite mocha protein smoothie.

Mocha Protein Smoothie

1/2 cup brewed coffee, chilled

1 large frozen banana

about 1/2 cup almond milk

2 scoops of chocolate protein powder (I used  Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge)

1/2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed

1 heaping spoon of peanut butter or nut butter

Blend together and enjoy! I added a sprinkle of cinnamon on top just because I love cinnamon!

mocha smoothie

This is the first time I tried Orgain protein powder. This protein powder is plant based and created by a doctor, Dr. Andrew Abraham. It contains organic ingredients like brown rice, hemp, chia and pea proteins. It is free of gluten, soy, artificial colors, preservatives, and sweeteners. It is around $30 at Costco for the 2.74 lb container. It doesn’t bother my stomach like yogurt based smoothies or sugary smoothies. This smoothie held me over for about 5 hours until lunch.

plant based protein powder

 

I’m excited to use this protein powder in more recipes and smoothies!

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