Tasty Thursday – Crunchy Coffee Cocoa Shake

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

Hello Thursday! Half way through the year and I am pretty proud of myself for sticking with my goal of trying a new recipe a month. In April, I shared Runner’s World take on Hummingbird Muffins, and a few weeks ago I shared the Sliced Apple with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette appetizer from the same book. 

I looked at my What I’m Cooking Next #2 list and thought it was a nice time to try the Crunchy Coffee Cocoa Shake recipe out since it was so hot out. 

Ingredients – Recipe HERE 

  • 1/2 cup chilled coffee
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk (I used Almond Milk) 
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted almonds
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder

Take all the ingredients and put them into a blender or a cup (if you are using a hand immersion blender).  Mix well. 

Poor into a glass and voila! 

  • Two easy steps!
  • I wish I had chilled the coffee for a little longer, it was not as chilled
  • Maybe it was the coffee I used, but it tasted bitter at first.  I added some Truvia and it tasted much better. 
  • It was good, but not my favorite shake/smoothie from the cookbook.  I think I prefer fruit based smoothies. 

Do you use coffee in your shakes or smoothies? 

Do you prefer fruit, veggie, or sweet (ice cream, chocolate) based smoothies/shakes? 

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