Breakfast Smoothie with Chocolate and Coffee

This Chocolate Coffee Breakfast Smoothie will make you feel like you’re having a treat, and it is also a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables into your day. The riced cauliflower adds a thick, creamy texture to the smoothie. The thick texture and the coffee-chocolate flavor make this smoothie taste like a Wendy’s Frosty!


A basic coffee-chocolate-banana smoothie is also good if you’re still with the whole cauliflower-in-a-smoothie idea. It does become thicker, more ice cream-like with the cauliflower.

You can use frozen cauliflower florets in a powerful blender instead of the rice variety. Riced cauliflower makes it easier for blenders with less power to blend the mixture until smooth.


Instant coffee is an excellent smoothie option because it’s easy to use. Instant coffee is inexpensive, blends easily into smoothies, and because it’s shelf stable, you can store it without worrying about it doesn’t go well. It’s great to add to Chocolate Cake. You can also use chilled espresso or strongly brewed coffee instead of instant coffee. I would replace 1/4 to 1/2 of the milk in the recipe with coffee.


The banana sweetens this smoothie, but add some extra sugar if you want to make it even more delicious. The cocoa powder and coffee are bitter, so I prefer to use some sugar to counteract this. This recipe is flexible; you can add any sweetener in any quantity you want. Blend your smoothie, then add the sweetener of your choice to taste.

Can I skip the banana?

Skipping the banana in this particular recipe is not recommended because it adds a natural sweetness and helps create that ice cream-like texture. Don’t worry if you don’t like bananas. You won’t taste them in the final product.

What else can I add to the breakfast smoothie?

Breakfast smoothies can be made in many different ways. You can add a few ingredients to the chocolate coffee smoothie while maintaining its flavor profile. Add a few rolled oats or flaxseeds. You may need to add more liquid.


1/2 frozen banana ($0.10)

Half cup frozen raised cauliflower ($0.21)

1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa (0.04)

Instant coffee, 1 Tbsp ($0.07)

1 cup milk* ($0.41)

Half tsp Sugar** (0.01)


Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. You can adjust the sweetness according to your taste. Serve immediately.

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