Make This Bulletproof Mocha Smoothie Recipe for a Sweet Start to Your Morning
We asked ourselves what would happen if our Bulletproof coffee habit met our morning smoothie routine, and discovered this three-ingredient drink that will get you going. Next time you wake up groggy, kill two birds with one stone. Caffeinate and eat breakfast simultaneously by whipping up this Bulletproof smoothie.
The star of the drink (and essential ingredient) is Bulletproof's Chocolate Collagen Protein ($40). It won us over, mostly for its ability to include a protein boost (via collagen) and XCT oil (a specific coconut-based oil that your body metabolizes more efficiently into ketone energy than other oils) all in one container. Two scoops of the pasture-raised beef collagen-based powder provides 23 grams of protein with only 170 calories and 4 grams of fat. This means a filling, convenient breakfast option that will tide you over until lunch.
The protein powder, which is flavored with raw cacao powder, coconut creamer powder, and stevia, tastes a bit like chocolate malt, which is what inspired us to make a Bulletproof mocha smoothie. We added freshly brewed coffee and ice to the mix, which resulted in a creamy and rich morning drink — kind of like a healthy chocolate and coffee Frosty. We have a hunch it might make you want to skip the coffee bar line.
Mocha Bulletproof Smoothie RECIPE
Recipe Notes: You'll want the coffee cool to the touch. You could always brew the coffee the night before and chill it overnight (or better yet, use cold brew). Also, if you want to make this smoothie decadent, add a dollop of unsweetened, whipped coconut cream on top with 100 percent cacao chocolate shavings (or dust ground cinnamon on top).
- 1 1/4 cups freshly brewed coffee, cooled for at least 15 minutes
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 2 scoops Bulletproof Chocolate Collagen Protein Powder
- ice cubes
1. Blend the coffee, water, and chocolate protein powder until smooth, adding ice until you reach the desired consistency.
2. Serve immediately in a glass with straws.
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(Recipe and photos by Annelies Zijderveld / Brit+Co)
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