Mocha Smoothie

I meant to pick up vanilla yogurt at the grocery store.  Can you imagine my surprise when I opened up the container at home and saw vanilla yogurt with chocolate chunks in it?  Man, I hate it when I pick up the wrong food by accident.  Does that ever happen to you?

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It turns out it was a happy accident because I couldn’t stop eating this yogurt.  I dove into it like it was ice cream and I was cheating the dessert police during breakfast time.  Isn’t that always fun?  Well, to a sweet junkie like me, it is.  🙂

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It’s fitting to start a new year with a healthy recipe and I decided to kick 2015 off with a smoothie.  You know what’s even better than a healthy smoothie?  One that has chocolate and coffee in it!  Yup, you heard me right.  Chocoholics and coffeeholics unite.

How would you like your dose of protein and caffeine all in one convenient drink?  I sure would.  If you like to gulp your smoothie down in a matter of minutes then this is like a fancy frappuccino from a cafe (but healthier and cheaper).  Look out for those brain freezes though.  If you are like me and you like to savor every sip and drink it over time then this becomes a creamy iced coffee (because the ice melts over time).  Either way you’ve got a winner of a smoothie here.

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I have a confession to make.  I’m an elitist when it comes to yogurt.  I only eat the Greek stuff.  No, it’s not because I’m half Greek.  (Though that may be how I discovered it so many years ago before essentially all yogurt was Greek yogurt.)  That’s because it’s simply far better tasting than regular yogurt and I prefer the thick and creamy texture.

Also, I pretty much eat it every day for breakfast.  I add a little fresh or frozen fruit to it and maybe some granola if I’m feeling adventurous.  It’s tasty and it gets the eating healthy job done.  I’m loving that I now have a new way to get enjoy my morning yogurt.  (Or a new way to get dessert for breakfast if that’s how you’d rather look at it.)  🙂

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I was inspired by Chobani’s #MadeWithChobani project to create a recipe.  With my love of Greek yogurt, it made complete sense to join their crusade and help spread the word on healthy eating.

So as we begin a new year, I’m taking a pledge to eat more healthy.  I’ll admit that I’m not perfect on that front.  I mean who can refuse the best chocolate cake on earth when one has a chocolate craving?  Trust me, a slice of that cake is worth the temporary fat pants.  Moderation is what it’s all about.

Do you make new year’s resolutions?

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Mocha Smoothie Recipe
(1 serving)


* Note, if you don’t have an espresso maker then you can substitute for 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules and 1 fluid ounce of water.


  1. In a blender, blend the yogurt, espresso, and ice until well blended.

Source:  Tina’s Chic Corner

Note:  Not a paid advertisement for Chobani. I’m just sharing my opinion.


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  1. This smoothie sounds and looks delicious, Tina! Love the mocha flavour, so good. Definitely going to try this very soon! The perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

    1. Tina says:

      Wahoo! I hope you love this as much as I do. 🙂

  2. Ashley says:

    A mocha flavored smoothie is an awesomeeee idea! I can never get enough coffee or chocolate! haha

    I hate when I pick up the wrong thing at the store – but at least in this case it was a happy accident! 🙂

    1. Tina says:


  3. I love smoothies and I love Greek yogurt. I’m sure this is awesome and I can’t wait to give it a try. Happy New Year, Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks Megan! Happy new year to you too!! 🙂

  4. that sounds like a fun yogurt flavor! need to try, the smoothie sounds fantastic!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! I hope you love it as much as I do. 🙂

  5. Love this new fun and delicious way to get my wakeup coffee. Wishing you a super 2015! Sharing!!!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks, Bam! Happy 2015!! 🙂

  6. Glad your little mistake turned out so well! This looks delicious 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you!!

  7. LoL – Indeed worth the fat pants! Fabulous recipe! I am a chocolate fan in the morning and always add raw cacao to my smoothies… it gets me movin! I think I’d move even more if I give this smoothie a try! Love the addition of coffee! I don’t eat much yogurt, but I like it, especially Greek!

    No resolutions here, just reflections and adjusted or new goals. You?

    1. Tina says:

      I’m the same as you, Traci… I make resolutions 365 days a year! I’m glad you like this smoothie. 🙂

  8. Marcie says:

    I love that you made something awesome out of an accident! This smoothie sounds amazing as I love my espresso, and I’ve had that yogurt and it was actually good! Yummy smoothie, Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Marcie! 🙂

  9. Mary Frances says:

    I agree with you, Greek is so much better than regular. And the chocolate chips are a sweet bonus! Haha, cheating the dessert police at breakfast is the only way to go. I LOVE how versatile this is; smoothie, iced coffee, protein, caffeine, everything in one! And it’s stunning. Pinning! And Happy belated New Years Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much!!! I hope you have a happy and healthy 2015!!

  10. Who doesn’t love a mocha smoothie?! Love the addition of yogurt!

    1. Tina says:

      I know, right!?

  11. Teehee, oh I really dislike when I buy something I really didn’t mean too. Went to get cream a few weeks back, came home with sour cream. Gah! 🙂 Love your smoothie, tis a solid way to get my caffeine fix.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2015 my friend, super glad we connected last year. Looking forward to following your adventures this year. Cheers, Anna

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe…sour cream is very different than cream.
      I, too, am so glad we met through the wonderful world of blogging! Have a happy and healthy 2015!!

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