The Blenderist's Midnight Espresso Smoothie is the perfect morning or mid-day recipe to satisfy your need for something energizing and filling. Made with a base of non-dairy milk, this smoothie gets a heap of flavor from cocoa powder and sweetness from dates and vanilla in place of refined sugar. Espresso is what really provides the kick to this recipe, although the addition of chia seeds also helps to sustain energy and keep you feeling full. Since some people are wary about adding bananas to their smoothies, this makes a great alternative that's just as thick and rich.
For a garnish, The Blenderist tops the smoothie with coconut whipped cream and chocolate chips, making it a totally vegan recipe.