This decadent tasting, protein laden “tastes like frozen hot chocolate” COCO collagen smoothie is actually healthy, vegan, and packed with antioxidants.
This rich, delicious protein & collagen packed smoothie is my current obsession I make this almost every day; when I don’t, I miss it:-) It is everything I want in a smoothie (nut butter, chocolate, banana) with lots of what I need (protein, collagen & antioxidants).
I’ve made myriad versions of the Serendipity “frozen hot chocolate,” and literally this smoothie is my favorite. Unlike many of the other versions, it isn’t loaded with sugary instant hot cocoa mix. The COCO GOGO is SO much healthier and yummier.
What is COCO GOGO?
My savvy friend Marie (you can see her rocking the charcuterie board in this post:-) introduced me to this fave smoothie mix which contains organic, non-GMO, vegan gluten free ingredients. The energizing component of COCO GOGO comes largely from guarana. This can sometimes be found at William’s-Sonoma but I purchase mine on amazon.
What is Multi Collagen Protein?
This product by Ancient Nutrition (co-founded by Dr. Josh Axe) is formulated with 5 types of collagen. It is odorless, tasteless, and mixes instantly. One heaping scoop contains 70 calories and 18 grams of protein.
What are cacao nibs?
Cacao nibs are cacao beans that are roasted, cracked and deshelled. They are a crunchy way to enjoy the flavor and energy burst from cacao beans. They take this smoothie over the top; I never make this without them!! A few shakes go a long way.
This is a meal replacement for me but based on your dietary needs, it might serve as a mid-morning or afternoon power boost. I sip on one of these for about 20 minutes, savoring it like I would a grande mocha Frappuccino:-) Rarely do I get hungry sooner than 3 hours after having one of these smoothies.
In the video below, I whip up my favorite smoothie in less than one minute:-)
Links to some of the ingredients that I use are below.
This truly is a winner of a chocolate smoothie that I truly think “tastes like frozen hot chocolate!” I’d love your feedback, so give it a try and let me know what you think!!! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a joyful, blessed and savvy day!!!
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 TB COCO GOGO
- 1 scoop multi-Collagen protein
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 TB almond butter (sunbutter is fab also)
- 3-4 shakes (or 1 TB) cacao nibs
- Place all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth but slightly icy/slushy (add more ice if needed).
- Sprinkle more cacao nibs on top if desired.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 228mg Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 5g Protein: 26g