Green Chocolate Coffee Smoothie

This Chocolate Coffee Smoothie has a green twist with some fresh spinach blended in! You won’t even know it’s there – all you get is a naturally sweet chocolate smoothie with a kick of caffeine that is great for breakfast or as a snack.

a green coffee chocolate smoothie in a glass.

Chocolate Coffee Smoothie with Spinach

It took me a while to come around to the whole green smoothie thing, but once I did, I haven’t turned back. Once I realized you really can’t taste whatever green thing you’ve blended in, I’ve taken to adding a handful of fresh spinach to whatever smoothie concoction I’m making.

And this green chocolate coffee smoothie is one of my all-time favorites. I’ve been making it for years, and I never get tired of the rich chocolatey flavor with a caffeine kick. It tastes like a coffee shop frozen blended coffee drink, but better because there’s no added sugar, and it has secret good-for-you green stuff in it.

It’s the perfect way to start the day or a great pick-me-up when the 3 o’clock slump hits.

green coffee chocolate smoothie, bananas, spinach, and cocoa powder.

Ingredients

  • Frozen banana
  • Coffee – Cold brew coffee is great, but I don’t always have it on hand. So, I refrigerate some regular brewed coffee so it’s nice and cold when I’m ready to make a smoothie.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Milk – I’ve made it with whole, 2%, and almond milk. Other non-dairy options, like oat milk, work great, too.
  • Fresh spinach leaves

Once you have the ingredients it’s as simple as popping them in the blender and whirring it up until it’s nice and smooth.

the ingredients in a blender and the ingredients blended.

So maybe you’re wondering – chocolate, coffee, and spinach? Can it even taste good? Yes, friends, it does and I really hope you try it!

Happy blending,

April
a glass of chocolate coffee smoothie.

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Green Chocolate Coffee Smoothie

a green coffee chocolate smoothie in a glass.

This Chocolate Coffee Smoothie has a green twist with some fresh spinach blended in! You won’t even know it’s there – all you get is a naturally sweet chocolate smoothie with a kick of caffeine that is great for breakfast or as a snack.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large smoothie 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1 cup cold brew coffee (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk (see note)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, loosely packed

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Process until smooth!

Notes

Coffee: When I don’t have cold brew coffee on hand, I brew regular coffee and chill it in the refrigerator.

Milk: I’ve also made it with whole milk and almond milk. It should work fine with other kinds of non-dairy milk, too.

I like a thinner smoothie consistency, but you can adjust the amounts if you like things on the thicker side. Start with half the amount of coffee, blend, and add more until it reaches your desired thickness.

Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows

Nutrition

  • Calories: 169
  • Sugar: 17.9g
  • Sodium: 60.6mg
  • Fat: 3.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.3mg
  • Fiber: 6.9g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9mg

Keywords: chocolate spinach smoothie, green smoothie recipe with chocolate, coffee chocolate smoothie. green mocha smoothie

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Post, recipe, and photos updated from the archives. First published in January 2015.

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9 Comments

  1. Spinach? Now way… 🙂 how awsome is this! I am usually not a huge fan of Coffee drinks but you made me so curious that I have to try it.. also the frozen Bananas sound so indulging. So true that Coffee makes Chocolate taste more chocolaty.. hm maybe a pinch of salt would also work in this smoothie…
    thanks for a wonderful post

  2. This was delicious, really delicious! Definitely could not at all detect the spinach flavor, it was heavily chocolatey and the coffee came through.

    I added a few teaspoons of half N half because I like my coffee creamy, and subbed the sugar for a drizzle of sugar free Hershey syrup because I’m trying to cut added sugars. Honestly it would have probably been good without any added sweetening, the banana sweetness really came through.

    1. So, I haven’t tried it but frozen mango is often used as a sub for the banana in smoothies. It will change the flavor, but apparently it’s pretty mild so you may not even notice it’s in there. If you try it please let me know!

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