Cocoa Espresso Trainwreck Smoothie Recipe

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Recipes.net Team April 7, 2020

Upgrade your morning coffee by trying this absolutely unique espresso smoothie recipe. For those who are new to this blend, it is called a trainwreck because of the seemingly random mix-match of ingredients. However, this drink is anything but random. You’ll be surprised at how well yogurt complements the espresso in this drink.

Don’t worry, you don’t need a year’s experience of working as a barista in order to make this drink. Follow these simple steps and enjoy this espresso smoothie recipe. Feel free to add your preferred ingredients. For instance, we highly recommend adding some marshmallows or chocolate chips as toppings to your drink. Instead of pecans, you can also use pistachios or almonds and even walnuts to have that texture.

This trainwreck smoothie goes well with our Fudge-Top Brownies. Come give it a try and have a wonderful, chocolatey experience!

How To Make Cocoa Espresso Trainwreck Smoothie

A refreshing espresso smoothie containing cocoa, low-fat frozen yogurt, and pecans. Delicious enough to start your day or for a quick drink anytime.

  • 1 instant cocoa powder mix (divided)
  • 2 oz freshly brewed espresso (room temperature)
  • 5 oz cold milk
  • 4 oz low-fat pecan or coffee frozen yogurt
  • 2 tsp praline syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla syrup
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • 1 pinch instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp pecans (chopped )
  1. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the cocoa powder mix. 

  2. Add the remaining cocoa powder, espresso, milk, yogurt, praline syrup, vanilla syrup, and crushed ice to a blender or smoothie maker and puree.

  3. Pour into a tall glass and sprinkle with reserved cocoa powder, espresso powder, and chopped pecans. 

How To Make Cocoa Espresso Trainwreck Smoothie

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A refreshing espresso smoothie containing cocoa, low-fat frozen yogurt, and pecans. Delicious enough to start your day or for a quick drink anytime.

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 instant cocoa powder mix, divided
  • 2 oz freshly brewed espresso, room temperature
  • 5 oz cold milk
  • 4 oz low-fat pecan or coffee frozen yogurt
  • 2 tsp praline syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla syrup
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • 1 pinch instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the cocoa powder mix. 

  2. Add the remaining cocoa powder, espresso, milk, yogurt, praline syrup, vanilla syrup, and crushed ice to a blender or smoothie maker and puree.

  3. Pour into a tall glass and sprinkle with reserved cocoa powder, espresso powder, and chopped pecans. 

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 422mg
  • Calories: 462kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 107g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 2485mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 163mg
  • Sugar: 29g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 230IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

How to make praline syrup?

If you can’t find any praline syrup in the supermarkets, you can make yourself a batch by combining 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of half-and-half, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup pecans, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Bring to a boil in a saucepan ensuring you stir constantly. Remove and cool. If you’re using this, you can skip the pecans used as a garnish and garnish with this praline syrup instead.


Can I make this ahead?

You can make the base and toppings separately ahead. Just store it in an airtight container inside the refrigerator and you can save it for at least a couple of days.

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Conclusion

Treat yourself to this Cocoa Espresso Trainwreck Smoothie in place of your regular cup of coffee. We promise you won't regret it!

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