My Easy Vegan Blender Mocha

A rich, delicious mocha "latte" you can make without milk!

It's winter. Sometimes you just need a mocha, but don't have the time, money, or inclination to go to a coffee shop. What to do? Start boiling some water, get out your blender, and throw a few ingredients in the carafe. What comes out will make all your troubles go far, far away.

My quick, easy blender mocha tastes like a rich, chocolatey mug of Everything Wonderful and Cozy, and I can whip this up in about 5 minutes with simple ingredients that I always stock in my kitchen, even if I'm out of almond-coconut creamer and/or milk.

It's a vegan variation on "bulletproof coffee," so it's also good for keeping me from snacking all day. Drink it, give it about 15-20 minutes to work its appetite-suppression magic, and then come back and tell me if you still have the urge to gobble down all the food in the fridge. :)

Jayla's Blender Mocha

11-12 oz boiling water
1 tsp unsweetened/pure dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/8-1/4 tsp stevia powder or liquid, or sweetener of choice, to taste (I'm really, really into Great Value liquid stevia from Walmart right now, believe it or not. It's a stevia/erythritol blend.)
1.5 tsp instant coffee or espresso, decaf or caf are both delicious in this (I like Nescafe Clasico decaf right now...)
1 tablespoon coconut oil

While you're bringing a small pan of water to a boil, put all the other ingredients into a high-speed blender except the cinnamon. Pour the boiling water over the top, then blend on medium-high for 20-30 seconds. (When the blender stops, you should see a layer of foam separate and float to the top.) Pour into a mug, sprinkle with cinnamon, and sit by a window under an afghan for the next 15 minutes contemplating life. :-)

I kept sipping it while I was taking it has a "ring" in this shot. Ha.