Would eating dessert for breakfast make you happy? This Healthy Mocha Coffee Yogurt is thick, creamy and the perfect blend of coffee and chocolate. An awesome way to start the day, and a healthy way to end a meal.
I will admit I LOVE mocha coffee flavours. Going to the coffee shop and having a cafe mocha latte is my favourite “me time”. But it doesn’t stop there. Any mocha coffee recipe I come across gets my attention. The chocolate/coffee combo is one of my favourites. How about a Chocolate Milk Latte and a Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Chile Mocha Donut?
There is something about that chocolate-coffee combination that tickles my taste buds. I am not a chocoholic but combine it with coffee, and you have me hooked. You can also tempt me with chocolate and wine too.
Nutritious, delicious and healthy???
We all know we should balance out our diets. Eat healthy the majority of the time. Indulge in the “less healthy” options now and again. Sounds easy right? Well, I sure don’t seem to find this so easy. Do you??
I am always looking for new ways to make healthy foods a little more on the indulgence side. It’s like having your cake and eating it too, without the guilt. This makes eating healthy a lot more fun. I’m not saying healthy food is not fun. Putting a little spin on a few things brings more interest to the table.
Proving to some people that healthy is both nutritious and delicious can be a challenge. There are those who are convinced if it is healthy, it won’t taste good. They won’t even TRY things because their mind has this philosophy set in stone. Healthy eating is not all about carrot and celery sticks.
Do you have a favourite yogurt?
Back in the day, yogurt was pretty basic. These days the varieties seem endless. Original, greek, no fat, low fat, organic, grass fed, and even nondairy options.
If that isn’t enough choice, you have all the flavours to choose as well. From fruit on the bottom to blended yogurt, berries to exotic fruit, and yes even chocolate. You could eat a different flavour every day of the month.
Can you believe there is even a mocha yogurt?? I scooped that up when I found it in the grocery store. Totally fell in love with the flavour, but not the calories. This particular brand falls in the “indulge less” category. Since that would not work for me, I had to find a way to put this in the “healthy” category.
This Healthy Mocha Coffee Yogurt is just as delicious as the store bought brand. Taking my absolute favourite skyr vanilla yogurt, adding some espresso powder and cocoa, turns plain yogurt into a rich, creamy, decadent treat.
Have you ever tried SKYR yogurt?
If you are not a fan of greek yogurt, you might want to give this a try. It has a milder flavour, but still has all the great nutritional properties of high protein, low fat and a great source of calcium. It also makes a great substitute for sour cream since it is so nice and thick.
This delicious mocha coffee recipe is perfect anytime of day. Have fun and add some fresh berries, or any of your favourite toppings. My Healthy Granola Cherry Almond Mocha recipe is the perfect topping here.
You can always sweeten the yogurt with a bit of honey, maple syrup or agave nectar if you find it too tart. Plain yogurt is tart for sure, but I find the vanilla flavoured sweet enough for our taste.
Seriously I have eaten this for breakfast, lunch, snack and even used it as a healthy dessert option. When healthy tastes this good, you can indulge all you like.
Do you have a favourite mocha flavoured food or recipe? Leave me a comment, I would love to know what it is.
Healthy Mocha Coffee Yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups Skyr vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder
- 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
- Mix the yogurt, espresso powder and cocoa together in a bowl.
- Divide into serving dishes.
- Add your favourite toppings.