Two-in-ones have the potential to be legendary. The Spork… simple, yet incredible. The bottle opener belt buckle… life-saving. iPhone Cases with a secret card compartment… the only reason they haven’t kicked me out of school for constantly losing my ID.

On the other hand, some of these innovations are doomed to fail. Has any girl ever said that two-in-one shampoo and conditioner makes their hair feel like Selena Gomez in those new Pantene commercials? No. The answer is no. But don’t let your rubbery hair deter you from trying out new two-in-one combinations.

Ever thought to combine your coffee with your morning smoothie? This two-in-one might just be your early morning game-changer. Not to mention, it is healthy for you. You get your coffee kick, but you also get a smoothie that is 100% vegan and made with a superfood (cacao powder). Can it get any better?

The best part about smoothies is that you can mold them to your own preferences; you can just use this recipe as a guide for your own perfect smoothie. You don’t have to measure out the ingredients if you don’t want to. Throw a dash here and a handful there, and you got yourself a smoothie customized to your own liking.

Cacao Coffee Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 banana (frozen)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup iced coffee
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: 1
  • Easy

Step 1

Measure out the approximate amounts of frozen banana, oats, cacao powder, maple syrup and iced coffee

#SpoonTip: Frozen bananas make ALL the difference.

Photo by Maggie Gilligan

Photo by Maggie Gilligan

Step 2

Blend all of the ingredients together.

#SpoonTip: Vitamix Blenders = life.

Photo by Maggie Gilligan

Photo by Maggie Gilligan

Step 3

Drink up. I also like to make it into a smoothie bowl. Consider topping it with granola, oats, coconut, chia seeds, flax seeds, almond butter, local bee pollen, almonds, cashews and more.