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Wake Me Up Mocha


The holidays are over and now it’s time to clean up our eating and maybe shed a few pounds in the process. We all know how that holiday eating can creep up on us. One of my favorite ways to do that is with protein powder. It’s quick and simple. “Wake Me-Up Mocha” is a recipe I have been making for years. It’s also a sneak peek in my little recipe booklet ……which you can find on Amazon.

I’m a huge fan of smoothies, protein drinks, and meal replacements. I wish I could stick to a meal replacement program longer than a few days. I can do them here and there. I can even do them for a weeks worth of breakfast. I have done them for breakfast and lunch for about 2 weeks. But then I need a break. I need something to chew.

But this month I am giving the Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge a try. It only requires me to replace one meal a day instead of the typical two.

Are you a fan of meal replacements? Have you been able to have a successful weight loss program with them?

I do enjoy them as an occasional meal replacement so that  I will never give up. They are good for a quick healthy meal. Wake me Up Mocha is one of them. I hope you enjoy it.


Wake Me Up Mocha

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
4.50 from 2 votes


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 tsp coco powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 small pinch of fresh spinach
  • 6 ice cubes optional


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.


To make this smoothie a green smoothie powerhouse add 1 cup spinach! 

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    1. Thank you very much and for stopping by.

      I tend to go in spurts with coffee. I find that if I drink it daily eventually it will start to feel heavy to me and I have to switch to tea. I love my hot tea and will drink it all year-round.

  1. 5 stars
    This sounds yummy. Is the Almond milk a Silk product? I see it all the time and I just drink the soy Silk milk. Wondered what the almond milk tasted like.

    1. Oh yes, I use Silk unsweetened almond milk. I like it and the coco-almond mix. Coconut is good but its just a little two sweet for me. I have PCOS so I really try to limit my soy. I find that almond has a much better flavor.

  2. This sounds great! I’ve got some frozen coffee ice cubes left over from the summer, and I bet they’d work fabulously in this recipe. And maybe use the almond breeze unsweetened chocolate milk. Can never have enough chocolate!

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