This Lifetime Fitness mocha madness smoothie recipe is the real deal recipe~shared by a Lifetime cafe employee!!!
This Lifetime Fitness Mocha Madness Smoothie recipe was shared with me years ago by an employee at the Birmingham Lifetime Fitness Cafe. I simply asked how the smoothie was made, and he gave me the full recipe (and the secret ingredient)!
The “secret ingredient,” Cafe Essentials Mocha Java Powder, is the key to making the smoothie just like Lifetime’s version. The kind fella offered to sell me a bag of the mocha java powder on the spot, but when he told me the price (more than $50 for the bag), I decided to search online for a better deal.
I immediately found the Cafe Essentials Mocha Java Powder on amazon.com. Available through various third party sellers, it is less expensive than buying at Lifetime.
In addition to the mocha java powder, the mocha madness calls for whey protein powder. In my opinion, Jay Robb Whey Protein wins hands down in the taste department. Jay Robb can be found in most Whole Foods, some health food stores, and on amazon.com. Lifetime uses vanilla, but I prefer chocolate.
Keep in mind that this is a high protein smoothie – more than 30 grams per serving – which makes a great start to anyone’s day. This is one of my kids’ favorite breakfasts. On especially busy days, I can drink one of these for a meal on the go and be fully satisfied until the next meal.
Peanut butter makes this smoothie taste amazing, but of course adds to the calorie count. I opt to add PB2 to get all the flavor but less fat.
Note: The recipe calls for one scoop of cafe essentials mocha java powder. I use the scoop that is in the whey protein powder. If you don’t have a scoop, use 2 TB for one scoop.
If you want to try my absolute favorite mocha smoothie, which I like MUCH better than the mocha madness, click here for my frozen banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie. It is DIVINE!!!
If you have a favorite smoothie recipe that you’d like to share, please spread the love in the comments of this post! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
Note: The Frozen Mocha version of this recipe, also sold at Lifetime, is super easy. Simply substitute coffee for the milk.
Note: After having several readers ask where I got these giant smoothie straws, I decided to answer in the post so that other readers will know. I get mine at Publix; however, not all grocery stores carry giant straws. These can be purchased here on amazon.com as an add-on item if you are unable to find these in your local grocery.