“Get Up and Go!” Chocolate Almond Coffee Smoothie

  • “Get Up and Go!” Chocolate Almond Coffee Smoothie
Posted on July 27, 2015
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Chocolate for breakfast. Do I really need to say anything more?

OK, I suppose I could blab a few more sentences here. I wouldn’t want you guys to feel deprived of all my “Liz-isms”.

And I should definitely make sure to tell you that this Chocolate Almond Coffee Smoothie is my new favorite thing to have for breakfast during the week. It seriously has got it going on in the flavor department. You’re going to think you’re drinking a milkshake. But instead, you’re guiltlessly slurping up a good-for-you smoothie loaded with protein, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and so much more. And did I already mention it has chocolate in it? Yes? Well, it’s a point worth bringing up a second time.

But do you know what this smoothie doesn’t have? Dairy or wheat. Nope. Those things just got right up and walked away.


I used Almond Breeze Almondmilk Chocolate as the base for this smoothie. It’s my absolute favorite flavor out of the entire Almond Breeze line. Because, well, chocolate. Have I mentioned before how I love chocolate…?

I am affectionately calling this smoothie the “Get Up and Go!” smoothie. Because not only does it have a little caffeinated kick, but it’s also made with only FIVE ingredients. Easy peasy. You’ll be ready to take on the morning in no time!



“Get Up and Go!” Chocolate Almond Coffee Smoothie

Serves 1

“Get Up and Go!” Chocolate Almond Coffee Smoothie


  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup chilled Almond Breeze Almondmilk Chocolate
  • 1 peeled and frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons almond butter


  1. Add the chia seeds, instant espresso powder and about 2 tablespoons of the Almond Breeze Almondmilk Chocolate to your blender. Let this sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the banana, almond butter and the remaining Almond Breeze Almondmilk Chocolate. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.


  • girl, looks like we are on the same wavelength. . 😛 ok, I LOVE this smoothie!!! LOVE the instant espresso powder!!!! just the kinda pick me up I need in the morning!!! love this!


    • Yup, I noticed that too Alice! Great minds think alike! XO

  • Chocolate and coffee make the best breakfast, especially on a Monday morning! This looks SO much better than my boring ole cup of coffee. Love the use of chocolate almond milk!


    • Loving all the recipes using chocolate almond milk…I could totally handle this right now – especially with the addition of espresso powder. Brilliant!

    • Thanks, Annie! Let me know if you try it out!

    • Thanks, Gayle! Any day that starts with chocolate is a good one!

  • I was making a smoothie from Minimalist Baker last week that is really similar to this, but I was adding coffee to hers …. so I’ll definitely have to try this out! Love it. 🙂


    • Let me know if you try it out, Sara!

  • I’m obsessed with smoothies!! Especially when they are packed with chocolate and when they taste like milkshakes – YUM! Great recipe, Liz!


    • I definitely prefer my smoothies to taste like milkshakes! 🙂

  • I could definitely use a little get-up-and-go this morning, so I’m saying yes to this to breakfast! I even have all the ingredients on hand, 😀


    • Yay yay! That’s awesome, Julia!

  • I LOVE a good chocolate almond milk…so when you went and put coffee in it I was SOLD! Cheers to Monday, I could use about 5 of these today 🙂


    • Right? I totally need 5 of these today too. Monday = boo!

  • Adding that espresso power is so smart! And love the chia for crunch and protein 🙂


    • Thanks, Medha! Love my morning coffee!

  • I LOVE dark chocolate almond milk! Other than water, I feel like it really hits the spot after a workout, too! And, I have a feeling this recipe would finally get me on the coffee train, too!!


    • Chocolate milk is always my drink of choice, too!

  • You had me at coffee smoothie – love this, especially with the Almond Breeze.


    • Thanks, Naomi!

  • Now this is a coffee drink I can really get behind! That smoothie looks incredible.


    • Thanks, Matt!

  • Just looking at this is giving me energy! Love this!


    • That’s so cute, Jocelyn! 🙂

  • A good for you chocolate breakfast! I am ALL about that Liz! Love it!


    • Thanks, Mary Ann!

  • I love this, Liz. So SOO much! A decadent chocolate milkshake cleverly transformed into a healthy, pick me up smoothie? What is there not to swoon over? I sent the link over to my husband (at work) and all he said was “this is my breakfast tomorrow! Right?!” I’m going to nix the chocolate almond milk and sub regular for me (cocoa allergy) – but I can’t wait to try this! A perfect start for the day.. i want to get up and go just drooling over the pictures (you know, to the store to get the ingredients) Pinned! ♡ Cheers!


    • You crack me up, Cheyanne! I hope you and your man love it!

  • Chocolate for breakfast? I’m totally on board with this. And its healthy, so that’s a win-win in my book!


    • Totally a win win! Thanks, Rachelle!

  • SO delicious Liz! Coffee and chocolate is one of my favorite food combos. Perfect for a morning boost!


    • It sure is! Thanks, Lauren!

  • I’d get up quick for this smoothie — I love everything about it! 🙂


    • Ha ha. Thanks, Marcie!

  • Wow, this definitely has my name all over it. So I can have my caffeine fix and my smoothie breakfast all in one glass? And chocolate? Winning!


    • Yup, all the good things in one glass!

  • Chocolate and coffee were made for each other. I have some of this almond milk in my fridge as we speak. I’ll have to make this smoothie tomorrow morning!


    • Awesome, Jen! XO

  • This is totally my kind of smoothie! Why have I never thought to add espresso powder?! Love it!


    • I hope you try it out, Danielle!

  • You know how much I love chocolate for breakfast! Plus, who doesn’t need a shot of coffee in the morning? I’ve had to cut out the whole smoothie for breakfast thing since being on the Whole30, but I can’t wait to make one soon!


    • Well, as soon as you are done your journey I’d be happy to make you a smoothie! XO

  • Okay, this smoothie is pure genius. Why isn’t coffee in smoothies something people do all the time? I mean it is just perfect. I am definitely giving this a try tomorrow morning!


    • Right? Gotta have coffee in our morning smoothies FOR SURE! I hope you love it!

  • Wish I was starting my day with one of these smoothies!


    • There is always tomorrow! 🙂

  • This smoothie rocks my world. I want to get up and go with this every morning. Pinned!


    • Yay yay! Thanks, luv!

  • This sounds like my kind of smoothie! Love the coffee and chocolate together, especially for breakfast. I pretty much have everything for this, so I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow! 😉


    • That’s awesome, Beth! Let me know how you like it!

  • Ahhhhh drinkable chocolate for breakfast….Yuppp


    • You got it! XO

  • Chocolate and coffee? Yes please! It’s whats for breakfast, lunch and dessert! Love how you squeezed in some almond butter and chia! Delicious Liz!


    • You got the right idea, Traci! Chocolate and coffee all day, every day!

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