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Double Chocolate Espresso Smoothie

True to its name this smoothie has both chocolate protein powder and raw cacao powder, plus a shot of espresso! It is decadent and delicious!
Jul 5, 2020 | Joy McCarthy

This smoothie is a creation of my hubby, Walker -- and if you know him, you know this has his name written all over it. Back in the day when he worked at a gym as a personal trainer he would make this smoothie with his buddy Richie. They created it to have something energizing that kept them fuelled for hours on end.


You can watch the recipe video here or scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe card.

So that's your warning that this is not a smoothie to make later in the day. This is a great morning smoothie!

Double chocolate espresso smoothie

We've named it the Double Chocolate Espresso Smoothie which is true to its name because there is both chocolate protein powder and raw cacao powder, plus a shot of espresso. The ingredients are simple, whole and healthy.

Double chocolate espresso smoothie

You can definitely use decaf if you don't drink caffeinated beverages. Also, if you don't have an espresso machine, then coffee will work too.

This double chocolate espresso smoothie tastes as good as it looks. It's also super energizing from both the espresso and the raw cacao powder. Walker added the oat flakes to make it more meaty but if you don't eat any grains, simple omit.

It is totally plant-based, rich in protein, good fat and fulfilling. It will definitely give you a good boost of energy.


The protein powder we used is Genuine Health's fermented, organic and plant-based chocolate flavour. It does not make you bloated AT ALL - which is a big deal when it comes to protein powders. 

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  • 1-2 bananas*
  • 1/2 cup oat flakes or old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3-4 tbsp almond butter or sunbutter for nut-free
  • 1 double shot espresso**
  • 4 tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • Optional: 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk like oat or almond
  1. Place all ingredients into a high power blender and blitz until smooth and creamy. Wow, it's delish!


*As per my video, you do not need to use 2 bananas.
**If you do not have an espresso machine, you can use coffee instead.
Serves 1 generously.

Walker and I shared this but if you're just making it for yourself it is a generous portion.


Joy xo

Tina Schulz   •   July 6, 2020

Very filling and sooooo good!🙏

Joy McCarthy   •   July 13, 2020

Sandra   •   July 7, 2020

Hi! Sounds tasty! How much oats? I love espresso!

Joy McCarthy   •   July 13, 2020

Charleen Clark   •   July 7, 2020

Should that be 1/2 cup of oat flakes?

Joy McCarthy   •   July 13, 2020

Paola Giavedoni   •   July 7, 2020

1/2 oat flakes... is that 1/2 cup?

Joy McCarthy   •   July 13, 2020

Diana   •   July 7, 2020

Thx for the recipe! Will definitely try. One it 1/2 cup of oats? It doesn’t specify above, just says “1/2”

Joy McCarthy   •   July 13, 2020

Denise   •   July 7, 2020

Hi Cuties, MMM, great! I am going to make this before my next morning walk. It looks delicious and very healthy. Chocolate, banana and coffee, heaven. Keep posting these fun inspiring videos. You two are the perfect blend, love, spicy and sweet.

Joy McCarthy   •   July 13, 2020

Jody   •   July 9, 2020

How much coffee would you sub in?

Joy McCarthy   •   July 13, 2020

Libby   •   September 15, 2020

I would call this “ gettinG on the go” smoothie.

Joy McCarthy   •   September 15, 2020

Rebecca K.   •   September 21, 2020

Super delicious! I need to change my protein powder out, so I plan on purchasing from Genuine Health after I use up the rest of my protein powder.

Joy McCarthy   •   September 21, 2020

Vanya Kavrakova   •   January 21, 2021

Used Dandy Blend (Instant Herbal alternative with Dandelion) instead of coffee and it turned out delicious. Also added 1 tangerine for some"orange" flavour since I love orange and chocolate combo. Used only 1 frozen banana and 1/4C oats (instead of 1/2) since I was only making 1 serving for me. :) Really yummy and so filling.

Joy McCarthy   •   January 24, 2021
Leah   •   May 27, 2022
Joy McCarthy   •   May 30, 2022

Lauren   •   April 10, 2021

It looks delicious! Do you know the calorie count please?

Joy McCarthy   •   April 10, 2021

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