Coffee and Cacao Smoothie Recipe

Here’s a breakfast in a glass that will get you up and running in the morning. A delicious coffee and cacao smoothie will get the day off to a great start and put some pizazz into the start of the day. Hooray!

Aslo, who doesn’t appreciate the chance to start the day with chocolate?

Of course, you don’t need to use actual cacao to ake this, just use ordinary cocoa powder to make your morning coffee and chocolate smoothie, no worries!

coffee and cacao smoothie in a glass
Good morning! This is a smoothie that will wake you up.

I came up with this heart-starter smoothie after being sent the most beautiful coffee cups by Nespresso. They’d been designed to match the coffee capsules – so elegant.

Nespresso had just relaunched their Fortissio Lungo, the green capsule above; it’s a bit stronger than before and I used one of these when making this Thermomix smoothie.

nespresso coffee to make the coffee cacao smoothie
How gorgeous is this cup? Here’s the Nespresso being made… just looking at the photo is making me crave a coffee. 
Coffee and Cacao Smoothie

Coffee and Cacao Smoothie


  • 200ml milk of your choice (I used Aldi organic soy milk)
  • 50g (I tbs) plain yoghurt
  • 15g (1 tbs) cacao
  • 1 Nespresso lungo coffee (or your favourite coffee)


  1. Prepare the coffee
  2. Blend together all ingredients in your blender or using a hand blender. (In the Thermomix, I do 30 seconds at speed 6, or a bit longer. I do love the frothy smoothies the Thermomix makes.)

I often make Thermomix smoothies as I really love the almost foamy texture that I get when I blend them for a good while.  I know you can use a stick blender, but I do prefer the Thermie.

thermomic with coffee cacao smoothie
It only take a jiffy to make this smoothie in the Thermomix.

I did enjoy messing about taking these photos of this yummola coffee and chocolate smoothie too.

Still life of coffee!
coffee and cacao smoothie in glass edited
Crazy photo editing, I love this version of the smoothie

 What’s your fave get-going breakfast?

Does the coffee and cacao combination appeal?

coffee and cacao smoothie recipe in picture
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Posted on: July 29, 2020


  • I love a mocha now and then so I think this would be right up my street 🙂

    • Reply July 31, 2014

      Seana Smith

      It’s a taste sensation Annabel, I used strong coffee and strong cacoa and love the combo.

  • Reply July 30, 2014


    That coffee and cacao smoothie look so yummy. Thanks for sharing it I must give it a try!

    • Reply July 31, 2014

      Seana Smith

      You must! It’s a yummy start to the day, and full of great nutrients to start the day with a healthy zing.

  • Reply July 31, 2014

    Gourmet Getaways

    Nice cups to match the lovely nespresso! Good luck on your next course. I think you’re dong pretty well 🙂

    Gourmet Getaways

    • Reply July 31, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Thanks Julie, are you by any chance going up to Problogger Event at the end of August – would love to meet in person.

  • Reply August 1, 2014

    Hotly Spiced

    I love your image of the smoothie in the glass – very tempting. What a lovely start to the day and yes, any day started with chocolate will be a good day xx

  • Reply August 1, 2014

    Desire Empire

    Gee that looks delicious. I think you could have that hot or cold. Lots of protein and a bit of caffeine to get you going. No wonder you feel like exercising.


  • My go to breakfast is yogurt with oat clusters but I like the idea of the coffee and cacao mix! any excuse to start my day with chocolate would be amazing 🙂

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