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. 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.

Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake Recipe

Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake

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.

This is what I changed to make this 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 French vanilla, but you could use chocolate if you wanted as well.
  • Use coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk instead of cream or traditional milk.

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Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup of cold coffee
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa 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!
Recipe Type: Beverage

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.

For more delicious mocha recipes visit a few of my favorite bloggers.

Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake Recipe

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  1. 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

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