Easy breakfasts are a requirement for me, and smoothies, as a rule, are pretty easy to make. And that ease makes them one of my favorite breakfasts. That and the variety. I often get into a smoothie rut, though, and make the same recipe for days and days. then I’ll get bored and switch things up. That’s why I am trying this Mayan Mocha Smoothie recipe. My smoothie game has gotten a bit boring, and this baby sounds delish. Let’s give it a try!
This delicious mocha smoothie is smooth, creamy, and full of great coffee chocolate flavor. It’s healthy, vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free.
This smoothie is loaded with healthy foods! My pre-shopping pantry check showed me I had cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and sea salt. I had to shop for everything else, but I found all the ingredients at my usual grocery store.
The main ingredient of this recipe is coffee, but it doesn’t say what kind. Since smoothies are cold, I bought a bottle of cold brew. It would already be cold when I was ready to make the recipe and it was just plain convenient.
The other liquid component of this smoothie is “milk of choice” so I opted for skim milk.
The great thing about smoothies is you make them by throwing a bunch of stuff into a blender and pressing a button. This recipe did have a touch more work than that, but not much.
Bananas had to be peeled, spices measured, and the avocado and date had to be pitted. Pitting and peeling the avocado was the “hardest” part, and it wasn’t difficult because the avocado was very ripe. The peel practically fell off.
But that part still went fast since I didn’t have to worry about making things look good. The goal was to get rid of the pit and skin, not make a pretty garnish. Since I planned to let the blender do all the work I didn’t even chop my avocado.
I also had to pit the date, but, again, it was very easy. I really didn’t even need a knife to remove the pit from the soft fruit. You can buy them pitted, but I couldn’t find that type when I did my shopping.
With everything prepped, I added the top and pushed the button on the blender. I gave it a minute or so to ensure everything was liquefied. The result was just over 5 cups of Mayan Mocha Smoothie.
This recipe doesn’t list a total time, but it was super quick. I had mine blended and poured in 5 minutes.