Hot Oaty Hazelnut Mocha Smoothie Recipe
If it’s one thing I adore on a cold morning, it’s a warm bowl of porridge. I also can’t live without a hot cup of coffee! So what better than to combine the two to make a deliciously creamy hot oaty hazelnut mocha smoothie!
This mocha smoothie is simple to blitz up in the blender and is perfect to grab and go on a busy wintery morning before heading out for the day. This comforting and tasty smoothie takes care of your coffee and chocolate cravings too!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this yummy smoothie:
15g or about 3 squares of dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup of your favourite milk (almond can be used with great results!)
2 tbsp of espresso coffee (or 1 tsp instant coffee granules mixed with 2 tbsp water)
4 tbsp oats (rolled or quick)
1/2 a ripe, medium sized banana
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
2 tbsp cold water (if required)
- Add the dark chocolate to a jug, pour in the milk and the coffee. Microwave until the mixture is warm and the chocolate has melted, about 1 minute and 30 seconds.
- Place the oats, banana, hazelnuts, chia seeds, maca powder (if using), and about 50mls of the milk mixture to your smoothie maker or blender. Add an extra splash of cold water if you think the liquid is too warm (some machines do not recommend using hot liquids so check your smoothie maker instructions and warnings).
- Blend on high for a minute until the oats and chia seeds have been completely liquidised.
- Whilst it’s blending, further heat the rest of the milk mixture until hot, but not boiling.
- Pour the blended oat mix into your cup, stir in the milk/chocolate mix and serve.
Don’t fill your smoothie maker up with hot liquid as it may shatter the glass (if you have a glass jug) or it will spray everywhere when you open the lid due to the pressure. Check that your blender can take warm or hot liquids. This recipe calls for a little of the warm milk to be added the other ingredients along with cold water before blending. The rest of the warm milk is added after blending.