Dr. Frank Lipman’s Chocolate Energy Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Calories: 443
Theme: Smoothie
chocolate drink

This is Dr. Frank Lipman's favorite drink. In fact, he drinks one every morning for a healthy energy boost. Get your serving of coconut oil on the 7-Day Kickstart Cleanse with this smoothie.  


Recipe excerpted from HOW TO BE WELL by Frank Lipman, MD. Copyright © 2018 by Frank Lipman, MD. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Illustrations by Giacomo Bagnara.


  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup brewed organic coffee or 1 tsp organic instant coffee powder (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp flax, hemp, or chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6-8 ice cubes or approximately 1/2 cup room temperature water


1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until well combined. Enjoy!