Dark Chocolate Coconut Protein Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
Thick and creamy, this dark chocolate coconut smoothie tastes like a drinkable Mounds Bar and packs 32 grams of protein into one giant glass!
Ingredients
  • 10-20 ice cubes (depending on the size of your ice cubes)
  • 1 container Dannon Light & Fit Toasted Coconut Vanilla Yogurt (or other coconut yogurt), slightly frozen
  • 1 scoop Chocolate or Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder*
  • 1-2 packets Stevia (or liquid Stevia to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon Coconut Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules (optional)
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • ¾ to 1 cup Milk**
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. It may be necessary (even 2-3 times, depending on the type of blender you use) to stop the blender, scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula, add additional liquid or xanthan gum if needed, and then restart to complete blending.
  2. Enjoy!
  3. Makes 1 large serving
Notes
*Sometimes, if I have it on hand, I like to replace 1 of the Tablespoons of the Dark Cocoa Powder for 1 Tablespoon of dry hot cocoa mix powder. Yum!

**Use your favorite variety of milk in this recipe! I use refrigerated Unsweetened Coconut milk; the variety of milk you use may affect the sweetness and the thickness of the smoothie. I always recommend starting by adding the least amount of sweetener and Xanthan Gum to the blender your first time making this, and then partway thru the blending, stop the blender to taste the smoothie, and add more sweetener/xanthan gum/milk to taste.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/dark-chocolate-coconut-protein-smoothie/