Chocolate Espresso Power Shake

Chocolate for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do. Swap your morning coffee with this filling, caffeinated shake featuring dark chocolate, almond milk and banana.

Upgrade your wake-up call with this refreshing chocolate shake. A jolt of espresso plus a touch of sweetness and spice makes this drink a delicious twist on a smoothie, or adult-approved milkshake.

Substitution Tip: Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate can be substituted with Lindt EXCELLENCE 90% or Lindt EXCELLENCE 78% Cacao Dark Chocolate.

2 people


  • 3 cups (710 mL) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 4 dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
  • 2 shots espresso, cooled (about ¼ cup (60 mL) or ½ cup (120 mL) strong coffee, cooled
  • 4 squares (40 g) Lindt EXCELLENCE70% Cacao Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
  • Cocoa nibs to garnish
  • Chocolate shavings to garnish


Step 1.

In a blender combine almond milk, banana, dates, cinnamon and espresso. Blend on high until well combined, about 30 seconds. Add finely chopped Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Dark Chocolate and blend mixture on high until well combined, about 1 minute. There may be a few fine chocolate chunks in milkshake.

Step 2.

Pour into two glasses and garnish with cocoa nibs and chocolate shavings.


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