Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake for Coffee Lovers

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Are you looking for Gold Standard Whey Recipes? You will love this chocolate mocha protein shake. Mocha is typically a flavor that includes coffee or espresso, milk or cream, and chocolate.  Being slightly addicted to coffee, a mocha is a very occasional treat that I allow myself. 

Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake Recipe

Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake

Your traditional mocha latte is not overly healthy. It generally has coffee, cream, and chocolate syrup when you buy it at the coffee shop. If you get it iced, it ends up being more like a milkshake than any healthy version of coffee and chocolate. Thankfully, this Gold Standard Whey recipe is good for you!

I did a little bit of experimenting and have come up with a healthier version of a mocha that I’ve turned into a Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake. It’s just enough of a splurge to satisfy but still manages to be healthy. If you’re looking for Gold Standard Whey Recipes, you can use it in almost any protein shake recipe including this one.

Make this chocolate mocha protein shake healthier

  • Substitute cocoa powder for chocolate syrup. Try to find fair-trade cocoa powder if you can.
  • Instead of using ice cream or ice cubes to thicken your shake, use a frozen banana.
  • I added in a scoop of protein powder. I used Vanilla, but you could use chocolate if you wanted as well.
  • Use coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk instead of cream or traditional milk.

This is really a super-easy way to get protein first thing in the morning when you’re in a hurry. The protein powder will help keep you full and this is a lot healthier than a mocha latte at the coffee shop.

Gold Standard Whey Protein Recipes

So, there are lots of Gold Standard Whey Flavors you can try including mocha cappucino, strawberry, double rich chocolate, extreme milk chocolate, vanilla, French vanilla, and more. You can check out all of the flavors here. You could easily use the vanilla, French vanilla, any of the chocolates or the mocha cappucino in this Chocolate mocha protein shake. Or, you can just mix it up according to the directions on the container and enjoy it as is in a glass. Make sure that you drink it cold.

What are the benefits of whey protein?

Whey protein is a high-quality source of protein. It promotes muscles growth. And, it may help to reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure. Whey protein also helps you stay full which can discourage snacking on things that you shouldn’t be snacking on. So, it’s a much better choice to have this chocolate mocha protein shake for breakfast than to stop at the drive-through for a donut and a latte.

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Other Gold Standard Whey recipes

So, you can substitute Gold Standard Whey for just about any protein powder. You will want to be sure that you match the flavors to the type of protein powder you have. You can even add protein powder to a standard smoothie recipe to give it a boost. It shouldn’t have much of a taste difference. That’s why I use it in this chocolate mocha protein shake.

But, you can choose the vanilla flavor if you’re concerned about what it will taste like. Vanilla goes with just about everything. So, if you want more Gold Standard Whey recipes, try adding a scoop to a few of these protein smoothie recipes:

Or, you may want to try a scoop in this healthy breakfast. High protein breakfasts are a great way to keep you full longer and discourage snacking. Finally, you may also like this no bake vegan protein ball. It’s one of my go-to healthy snacks during the summer when I don’t want to turn the oven on to bake.

Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake Recipe

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For more delicious mocha recipes like this chocolate mocha protein shake visit a few of my favorite bloggers.

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Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake

Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake

This chocolate mocha protein shake is one of my favorite Gold Standard Whey recipes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup of cold coffee
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1-2 tbsp of coconut milk or milk of your choice depending on how creamy you want it


  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend.
  2. Serve and enjoy!


You can use whatever flavor of Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder you prefer. I used vanilla.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 445 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 187mg Carbohydrates: 48g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 38g
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  1. Jennifer Sikora says
    I need to drink more protein shakes in the morning. My friend does and she says they really give her a lot of energy throughout the day.
  2. This looks yummy, and a great way to get my protein! I know I need more, my diet is horrible these days. I'm not a big breakfast eater, so I rely on shakes to get me through the morning. 
  3. I love the idea of adding coffee to a protein shake - yum!
  4. This sounds delicious! Coffee, chocolate and protein all in one? Yes please! 
  5. I used to drink more protein shakes when the cost of the protein powder was not as expensive as it is now. It's surprising the chocolate flavor some good cocoa powder can add to a drink. You can make your own without all that sugar and fat. My fave is from Trader Joes's.
  6. Looks delicious. Thank you for the recipe
  7. Kathy Gallo says
    This looks so yummy! This chocolate coffee shake is perfect for my breakfast. Yum! Going to add this to my food and diet list. Thank you for sharing.

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