In Germany it’s not unusual to have several coffee or tea breaks in a week. This is the time when you sit with your family in the afternoon, to take a break from whatever you’ve been working on, and simply enjoy the pleasures of company combined with something sweet to eat and a cup of coffee (or tea). I honestly miss those times, especially when I haven’t been back to Germany in forever! It’s been a few years since I’ve visited, so I’m definitely feeling a bit nostalgic.
Since I’m not having any sweets right now, I have to divert this craving for coffee and cake and thought maybe a protein smoothie would hit the right spot! And boy was I right! I ADORE chocolate, and while coffee itself as a drink isn’t my thing, I do love coffee-flavored desserts or other things! This mocha protein smoothie hits all the requirements for me to be satisfied and not experience any of the side effects of caffeine.
So today I fixed this for breakfast, sitting down with a book I’m reading, and enjoying this quick fix. It definitely feels like a morning smoothie versus something to have later on in the day. Unless you do want to have something small and sweet with it, then an afternoon coffee break is definitely a great opportunity to make this!
I hope you enjoy!
Questions for you:
- Are you a fan of coffee?
- What’s something that’s a tradition in your culture?
- Coffee versus chocolate?
- Favorite chocolate flavor?
- How do you reconnect to your culture, when you’re not there?
Mocha Protein Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 scoop Shaklee Cafe Latte Life Shake
- 1 scoop Shaklee Chocolate Life Shake
- 10 oz. water, milk, or non-dairy milk*
- 1/2 banana, frozen
- Ice, as needed
- 1 tsp. cacao powder (optional)
Blend all ingredients until smooth and pour into a glass to enjoy.
*If you’re a coffee lover, try substituting 1/2 cup of liquid with iced coffee.