The Best 3pm Pick-Me-Up Smoothie Ever! (coffee, cacao and almonds, oh my!

The 3pm hour is rough for me. My eyelids get sooooooooo heeeeeavy! If I could just sit for like 2 quiet minutes, I know I would be fast asleep. Since a nap isn’t in the cards, I treat myself to a little pick me up just about everyday at, you guessed it, 3pm! This smoothie is perfection! It’s coffee, chocolatey goodness and something you don’t have to feel bad about after. I love including superfood ingredients into smoothies as much as possible!! This smoothie uses Graze Cacao powder (and the nibs) which are packed full antioxidants, and contains high amounts of magnesium and iron.


1/2 cup coconut water
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup cold brew coffee
2 Tbsp of Graze Cacao Powder
1 Tbsp of Graze Cacao Nibs (plus more for topping)
2-3 Medjool dates, pitted (soak them in hot water for at least 10 minutes before blending)
3 Tbsp rolled oats
1 Tbsp of almond butter
1/2-1 frozen banana (depending on how banana-y you like your smoothies)
1 tsp of vanilla
2 cups ice
Optional: you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder if you’d like as well. I usually add a scoop of chocolate vegan protein.


In a blender, combine all the ingredients. Blend on high speed until smooth. Enjoy!





Thank you to Graze for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own. Graze offers the most delicious snacks and their newest superfood collection is beyond awesome! Check them out if you haven’t already.


  1. My mouth just watered a little bit. YUMMMM!

  2. I pick my kids up from school at 3pm, and the tiredness is REAL. Everyday, they ask why I yawn the whole way back home! I am trying this smoothie TODAY!

  3. i totally relate to the 3pm exhaustion. it’s also around the time my two youngest are about to wake up from their naps. coincidence!?

    i’m amazed that you can drink coffee that late in the day! even when i’m at my most sleep-deprived (always) i have to cut caffeine at noon!

  4. My mouth just sprinkled a little. I pick my children up from institution at 3pm, as well as the fatigue is real. Day-to-day, they ask why I yawn the whole way back house as well as i’m impressed that you can drink coffee that late in the day anyways I am attempting this shake today!

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