Mocha Breakfast Shake

This delicious Mocha Breakfast Shake is made with Greek Yogurt for a wake-me-up, protein-packed breakfast!

Mocha Breakfast Shake made with Greek Yogurt for a wake-me-up, protein-packed breakfast! |

Lately my morning routine has been a bit off.  I’ve been having a harder time getting up in the morning resulting in me not having breakfast before the kids go to school. It’s pretty much mad chaos around our house in the morning.  The thing is, no one else seems to realize this except me!

No matter how much I try to accomplish the night before, it seems like everyday starts off so smoothly and then as the clock starts ticking towards 7:43 (our MUST leave by time) things begin to go awry.

Such as…

  • Bryce has one shoe on but can’t find the other
  • Yoda won’t fit in the backpack
  • Reece is missing one sheet of his homework
  • The boys decide breakfast time is play time and their oatmeal gets cold 
  • The library book is due today and has conveniently disappeared
  • Reece’s shirt that looked okay before now suddenly looks so very wrinkled
  • We’re in the car, ready to go, minus one lunchbox

And that was just this morning….

When I think back on my childhood, I am amazed, stupefied really, as to how my parents DID.IT.ALL.  And with FIVE kids no less! Seriously!  How???  We lived about 35 minutes away from our school so we actually had to commute each morning.  Breakfasts, lunches, school clothes, after-school activities – I mean the scheduling alone people!!

I am clearly NOT my mother :)  She was pretty much Wonder Woman.

Anyhoo.  So the thing is, I’m not having time for myself in the morning.  I get back home around 8:20, starving and exhausted.  I need something fast and something that is going to give me a little kick in the pants so I can get my day going – finally!

This Mocha Breakfast Shake was devised with my morning issues in mind.  I little bit of caffeine.  A little bit of chocolate.  And A LOT of protein.  I’ve got Greek Yogurt in here as well as a scoop of protein powder (which is totally optional).  All I know is I need all that protein to get me through my busy morning schedule before I rush off to pick up Bryce at 11:20.  Hit it and get it mama!

Mocha Breakfast Shake made with Greek Yogurt for a wake-me-up, protein-packed breakfast! |

Mocha Breakfast Shake
  • 6 oz Greek Yogurt (I used vanilla)
  • 1 tsp espresso powder, ground coffee, instant coffee - whatever you have on hand
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 small or ½ of a large banana, cut into small pieces and frozen
  • ⅓-1/2 cup milk depending on desired consistency
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
  1. Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glass with a pretty straw and serve.
  3. Enjoy!

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  1. Yes! Protein is key to get me through the morning, but I prefer something sweet rather than eggs or meat. Can’t wait to make one of these!
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  2. I need this in the morning!! :)

  3. I love this Trish! I do the same thing in the morning – a shake. It’s so easy, fast, and filling because I’m not hungry for a breakfast!
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  4. wow – and I thought my mornings were hectic sometimes just getting myself out the door. Clearly…I have no idea, lol. This shake looks like something I KNOW I’d love! Thanks for sharing :)
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  5. This is the perfect wake up breakfast…quick and easy and delicious! Love it!
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  6. Can I make this without the coffee? Will it be as good??

  7. Your mornings sound like mine!! This would be perfection! Looks delicious! :)

  8. Oh I definitely need to make this. My mornings are crazy and I only have one kid!
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  9. lol, that sounds like my EVERY morning! With 4 kids, it’s a wonder they are dressed, fed, with homework and a lunch and on time!! Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it ’cause the coffee alone is just not working anymore!!

  10. If I had 5 kids we would NEVER get out of the house – I can barely do two :) LOVE that this smoothie has caffeine
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  11. I’m addicted to something similar, although I toss in a squeeze of honey and haven’t tried the yogurt. I’ve found the Starbucks VIA packets to be just the right amount of jolt and very handy to use.
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  12. Now this is how you start your day off right! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
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  13. Yum!! just what I needed this morning! thanks for the great recipe! found you on Tip Junkie link up! am now a follower!

  14. Okay, this might sound silly, but there is something else you could put in besides the banana? I’m not a huge banana fan unless it’s in bread form. Would strawberries or blueberries work? Thanks!

  15. I am not a yogurt fan, do you have to use it?

  16. Ginny McMeans says:

    This sounds so good for every single day!

  17. There is nothing like chocolate to refuel me and make me feel like I can take on the world again, especially if it’s healthy!!!! I might not be able to be wonder woman, but this might make me feel like it for a bit :)
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  18. Breakfast shakes rock! This looks so good!!

  19. Could you use regular yogurt as opposed to Greek yogurt or will it not be as good?

  20. How much coffee do I add? You didn’t say. Also, coffee grounds or brewed coffee? Thanks.

  21. Hi! I would like to try this but I don’t really like putting bananas in my drinks. What can I do? Thank u!!!

  22. Elizabeth says:

    question- I love this smoothie and it makes enough to fill my to go coffee mug but the serving size says its 4 servings – that’s 600 calories per smoothie every morning? Please clarify. Thanks!

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