I have a new book and recipe to share this week!
When I was a teenager, I worked at Orange Julius and always loved their Mocha smoothie. It was always so creamy and delicious. Coffee and chocolate are two of my favorite things and this is what inspired me to make this smoothie. If you enjoy ice coffee, you’ll love this!
-Toasted Coconut Mocha Smoothie-
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup coffee
1/4 cup toasted coconut
1 TB honey or sweetener of your choice
1 TB cocoa powder
Dash of vanilla extract
1 cup of ice (Frozen banana is an option!)
The first thing you need to do is have some coffee, cold and ready. I usually make the coffee and either freeze it in ice cube trays or chill it in the fridge. Today I’m using chilled coffee.
You can use canned coconut milk, but I like to just make my own with shredded coconut. You can see how I do this on a previous post by clicking here.
Toast your coconut in a pan on the stove. Be careful, because it burns easily. Use low to medium heat until it’s just browned.
Add in the ingredients to the blender in the order listed above, saving a little of the coconut for garnish. Blend until smooth.
This smoothie is actually on the thinner side, but so delicious! I’ve seen variations that add ice cream which make it more like a shake which is even more delicious. You can mess with the ingredients to suit your taste. You could even add in some protein powder or other supplements.