• 1.5oz Dark Chocolate
• 1/4 Cup Vita Coco Coconutmilk
• 1/2 Cup Black Coffee, Cooled
• 1 Cup Almond Milk
• 1/2 - 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Optional: 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1.In a small pot, heat the coconut milk over low flame, and add the dark chocolate
2.Stir frequently until all the chocolate has melted
3.Let that cool and pour it into a small ice cube tray
4.Pop it in the freezer overnight
5.If you have some difficulty getting the ice cubes out of the tray, just run some warm water on the bottom of the tray to loosen them up
6.When ready, add the iced cubes, cooled black coffee, almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to a blender
7.Blend until smooth
8.You can either pour these right into your glass, or if you want to fancy things up, you can first wet the rims of the glass with water and then place them into a bowl with cocoa powder
9.Another option is adding dark chocolate syrup to the glass, and then pouring in the iced mocha
If you don't like sweet drinks so I only used 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup. You can start with this amount, and adjust up, depending on your preference.
When thinking about breakfast, aim to have a combination of 2 or more foods for optimal balance and satisfaction. For example, instead of having just toast, add some nut butter on top! Or if you're in the mood for fruit, blend with coconut milk or pair with a serving of yogurt for a more balanced meal!
Jessica Jones, MS, RDN, CDE and Wendy Lopez, MS, RDN, CDE are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Certified Diabetes Educators and co-founders of Food Heaven Made Easy
(@foodheavenshow), a one-stop shop for delicious and nutritious living with over 145,000 followers from around the globe. Named New & Noteworthy by iTunes, their popular Food Heaven Podcast provides evidence-based practical nutrition guidance listeners can trust. The dynamic duo also co-authored the 28-Day Plant-Powered Health Reboot in 2017, a mouthwatering cookbook that helps people upgrade their diet with delicious recipes. Through their platform, Wendy & Jess work with national brands such as Quaker Oats, Sunsweet, The Almond Board of California, Mighties Kiwi, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, and other brands, to develop plant-based recipes and curated multimedia content.