Say you’re smack dab in the middle of a 30 day smoothie challenge and you run out of both fresh and frozen fruit with no time to run to the store. What’s a girl to do? If you’re like me, you stand in front of the freezer/refrigerator hoping something jumps out at you. Then you migrate over to the pantry and do the same thing until you realize that you just bought a big bag of pitted dates on your last Costco run. Combine that with the copious amount of cold brewed coffee we had left over from my daughter’s birthday party, and this Iced Mocha Green Smoothie was born.
Luckily this has turned into one of our favorite smoothies, and I’ve been making it at least once a week ever since. And why wouldn’t I when it kills so many birds at once*? Morning green smoothie? Check. Morning coffee? Check. Morning chocolate fix? Check. The almond butter gives the smoothie a bit more staying power, and the dates give it just the right amount of sweetness. Win.
- 2 cups greens
- 1 cup dried pitted dates
- 2 Tbs cocoa powder
- 2 Tbs almond butter
- 1 cup cold brewed coffee
- 1 cup water or almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- If you like your coffee strong, add more cold brewed coffee.
Have you tried putting coffee in a green smoothie? I’d love to know if others have tried this!
*Someone explain this killing birds with stones thing. After I typed it out I realized that it soundshorrible.