Mocha Breakfast Milkshake

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on April 8, 2011


Gorgeous weather only means one thing to my husband in April.  Fire.  We have a fairly large yard with a lot of trees so come April(the only month in spring that we’re allowed to burn) we do a lot of burning.  Today is a beautiful day so my husband and son have been out there for an hour already getting ready and starting a fire.  My daughter and I on the other hand have been cleaning up the house so we(read: I) don’t feel bad spending the rest of the day outside, neglecting the inside of my house. This only means one thing.  No time for a breakfast that takes a long time.  Throw it in the blender and drink it up.  Quick, easy, done.  Did I mention it tastes good?  Heck, I’m categorizing this under dessert because it’s that yummy.  That’s why I’m calling it a milkshake.  And who doesn’t want a milkshake for breakfast?  I shared this with both kids, but realistically I would have drank the whole thing to myself if I could have.

Mocha (Green) Breakfast Milkshake
  • 1 1/2 large frozen bananas
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 heaped tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or more for blending
  1. Throw everything in a blender and blend till very smooth.  I like to blend the banana last after everything else is blended till smooth, but this depends on your blender.  You may need to blend things in stages.  Do what works best for you.  Enjoy!


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1 Lauren windham May 19, 2018 at 11:21

Hi! Excited to try this-if I were to use cold brew instead of instant coffee, how much would you recommend adding?


2 Amanda December 6, 2013 at 16:42

how many calories and can this be substituted for a breakfast meal


3 Cata July 23, 2012 at 07:55

Hi Heidi! I loved this shake but found myself wanting more. Do you know any way I could bulk it up a little?


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 23, 2012 at 09:43

I’m glad you enjoyed it! You could try adding a spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter or maybe even some ground flax or chia seeds if you like them.


5 what katie's baking April 11, 2011 at 12:13

i never thought to add instant coffee to my morning smoothies, but what a great idea!!
i love the chocolate/coffee combination and these smoothies look soo creamy and delicious!!


6 Anna April 9, 2011 at 18:27

This looks delicious! I think I just found my breakfast for tomorrow ^_^


7 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 10, 2011 at 19:56

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it(or enjoyed, hehe) 🙂


8 Anna April 10, 2011 at 19:58

I did enjoy it! It was a wonderful mixture of health, chocolate and the jolt I “needed” from the coffee 🙂


9 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 10, 2011 at 20:12

Awesome! I’m so glad to hear it 😀


10 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 8, 2011 at 19:17

This sounds super tasty. Thanks for the recipe


11 simplynutritiouskate April 8, 2011 at 17:56

Yum I love that you snuck spinach in there and its not the least bit green. I havent tried a mocha smoothie yet but I definitely need to this looks delish!


12 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 10, 2011 at 19:57

I think the cocoa powder/coffee hid the green 😀 It hid the taste too, it was great 😀


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