I’m a big fan of the fruit smoothie. In fact, I would say about 90% of the time that I bring out my blender is to make an thick, all-fruit smoothie, but this Mocha Almond Butter Cookie smoothie is just too delicious to resist. While I love fruit in the morning, sometimes I need an extra kick in my smoothie. This is a true power smoothie, packing a caffeine, protein, and fruit punch. Despite it’s sinfully delectable taste, it’s extremely healthy and gluten free, soy free, vegan, and peanut free!
Mocha Almond Butter Cookie Smoothie (GF Vegan)
Justin’s Honey Almond Butter
Plant Fusion Cookies n’ Cream Protein Powder
Silk Unsweetened Plain Almond Milk
Brewed coffee (cold)
1. Add two handfuls of ice to blender
2. Add 12oz glass of cold coffee (kept in refrigerator after brewed).
3. Add 2 cups of almond milk.
4. Add 1 banana.
5. Add 2 tablespoons of Justin’s Honey Almond Butter
6. Blend until smooth. Enjoy this delicious power smoothie!
I love this smoothie because it reminds me of a Starbucks Frappuccino, but it’s so much healthier! Not only do you get the much needed caffeine kick, but this smoothie also contains fruit and protein from both the almond butter and the protein powder. It will definitely fill you up, give you some energy, and keep you fueled all morning.
I can’t say enough about the Justin’s Almond Butter, it is by far my favorite brand of almond butter. Unlike most almond butters, it has an amazing texture and consistency that is very similar to peanut butter and it doesn’t have to be refrigerated. Not to mention that the taste is insaaaane. My favorite flavors are the Maple Almond Butter and the Honey Almond Butter. The honey flavor is a little harder to find, so I always buy it when I see it because it’s so good on and in everything. Plus they have a Chocolate Hazelnut butter that’s like Nutella on crack hnnggggg. So good.
Furthermore, Plant Fusion protein is my favorite protein powder. Not all protein powders are created equal, and if you’re still using a whey, soy, or egg based protein with a long list of weird additives, you need to look into plant proteins that are healthy, natural, gluten free, and vegan. The Plant Fusion Protein, which I use in the Vanilla Bean and Cookies and Cream flavors, contains quinoa and amaranth, which possess all the essential amino acids, loads of protein, and natural sources of minerals and vitamins. And you remember those prebiotics I was telling you about in this post (click here)? This Plant Fusion contains amaranth and globe artichoke, which are great sources of prebiotics, including inulin. Not to mention, it tastes DELICIOUS. I love to use the Vanilla in my fruit smoothies and the Cookies and Cream in savory, sweet smoothies.
Enjoy this power smoothie! It’s a great treat to power you through all the activities and fun of this Memorial Day Weekend.
Be powerful, be energized, be whole. ❤ Nika