Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

I think it’s about that time of the week where we need some chocolate.

We need some chocolate, not just me… right?

And the best part is that this is breakfast chocolate.

Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

Actually, I take that back. First of all, this could be breakfast… and I can’t deny that I ate some at that general time of day this weekend… but it could also definitely be dessert. But the real best part is that the recipe is straight out of my friend Julia’s new cookbook!

If you’ve been reading this blog for even a couple weeks, Julia from The Roasted Root probably needs no introduction. She’s a gluten-free goddess, a pancake Wonder Woman, and (if it’s possible) an even bigger lover of roasted vegetables than yours truly. I mean, her blog name kind of gives it away! And her newest and maybe most exciting title is that of cookbook author. Her first cookbook, Delicious Probiotic Drinks: 75 Recipes for Kombucha, Kefir, Ginger Beer, and Other Naturally Fermented Drinks, was just released by Skyhorse Publishing. Hip hip hooray!

Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

Julia was sweet enough to send me a copy of her new cookbook, and let me just say it is BEAUTIFUL. This girl’s pictures always blow me away, and there are some seriously gorgeous photographs in here.

Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

If anything could make me want to try my hand at kombucha, it’s pictures like this!

Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

Blackberry sage kombucha, mmmmm.

I can’t stop paging through this cookbook. Each type of probiotic beverage is introduced with its health benefits, shelf life, fermentation and brewing notes, and other tips and tricks.

Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

I love that this whole cookbook is filled with nothing but good-for-you beverages… oh, and a few yogurts, like this mocha one! And yep, it’s totally good for you, because it’s probiotic :)

This mocha yogurt blew me away. It takes just a few seconds of stirring to make with store-bought yogurt (plus some time to cool in the fridge), although you could always go big with homemade yogurt. I made this recipe as I was brewing my coffee this weekend – just stir a bit of coffee with cocoa powder and sugar or other sweetener, then add to the yogurt once cooled. It’s totally addictive, and depending on how much sugar you add, could pass for breakfast or dessert. That is my kind of breakfast!

Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

And I’m happy to say that Julia has offered to give away a copy of Delicious Probiotics Drinks to one lucky Coffee & Quinoa reader! Here’s the deal: Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to enjoy yogurt. The giveaway will be open through Sunday, February 23rd at 11:59 PM MST. The winner will be notified on Monday via email! [This giveaway is now closed.]

And because there can only be one winner, all you other kombucha lovers should check out the Delicious Probiotic Drinks goodness on Amazon or Barnes & Noble :)

Now go make yourself some chocolate for breakfast!

Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!

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Mocha Yogurt + a Cookbook Giveaway!
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Yields: 2-4 servings
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar, or to taste (Erica's note: maple syrup is a great substitute! I liked 2-4 Tbsp)
  1. Add the cocoa powder and sugar to a small bowl.
  2. Pour 3 Tbsp of hot strong-brewed coffee in the bowl (Erica's note: you can use the full 1/3 cup of coffee) and mix until the cocoa powder and sugar have completely dissolved and you have a thick, dark mixture.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture until chilled.
  4. Combine the yogurt and the mocha mixture and enjoy plain, with granola, or add to a smoothie. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Recipe from Delicious Probiotic Drinks by Julia Mueller. Reprinted with permission.


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  1. says

    Gaaaaaah! Thank you so much! I’m seriously drooling over your pictures and am SO ready to eat chocolate for breakfast! I can’t thank you enough for your kind words and am so excited you’re enjoying the mocha yogurt! xoxo

  2. Bev says

    I love full-fat plain Greek yogurt mixed with mashed up fresh berries-either blackberries or raspberries. Needs no sweetener. Yummy!

  3. Lucia says

    My favourite yogurt is homemade coconut yogurt (made from Kefir grains ) with raw cacao, cinnamon, apple fiber, raw honey and frozen black currant and activated nuts and seeds

  4. Trish says

    Plain Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries and strawberries and a dash of Stevia….yummy, but Julia’s recipe sounds much better!

  5. Dienna says

    This sounds delicious! My favorite way to enjoy yogurt is with diced mango – great combination of tangy and sweet!

  6. Rhiannon says

    My absolute favorite way is to put greek yogurt with honey and blueberries on top of homemade zucchini pancakes- so much better than normal sweet pancakes!

  7. Krystal H says

    Wow, this mocha yogurt LOOKS and sounds delicious!! My current favorite way to eat Greek yogurt would have to be in a breakfast recipe called Chia Seed pudding – Almond milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla extract, chia seeds and kosher salt all mixed together and chilled overnight. Topped with fresh strawberries and almonds in the morning! So delicious and very satiating.

  8. Marcia says

    What a great idea and what a way to start the day! Thank you for this all your other delicious recipes. You have made my husband and I a happy couple!

    PS. Would LOVE to win a copy of Ms. Mueller’s book…just incase you wondered!

  9. Mat Bunnell says

    My favorite way to enjoy yogurt is with some homemade granola and some dark berries (blue berries, black berries, etc…..)

  10. Sharleen says

    Fabulous recipe! So yummy! I love yogurt so much that I don’t really have one favorite way of enjoying it. Baking, smoothies, frozen, plain, with fruit, in oatmeal…..the list is never ending. Although I must say that lately I have been partial to homemade fruit and yogurt popcycles!!!

  11. Mom says

    I’m a breakfast yogurt eater: 1/2 up yogurt with an equal amount of granola, or with 1/4 c wheat germ and a tablespoon or two of honey

  12. Erica says

    My new favorite is vanilla greek yogurt topped with roasted coconut, slivered almonds, berries, and drizzled with balsamic vinegar reduction. Yum!!!!

  13. Aleesha says

    As a newlywed, I am learning how to cook/bake and have loved finding healthy substitutions! Greek yogurts have been a staple in our food prep, but also as a mid-morning snack. I love topping it with my homemade maple granola and a few fresh blueberries. YUM!

  14. Kristie says

    vanilla yougurt blended with ripe banana and milk, to taste

    yougurt, mixed berries, kale, honey and cocoa powder, blended

    yougurt and Grape Nuts cereal, the ultimate classic

  15. Katie says

    I eat plain greek yogurt for a snack everyday – always with some kind of cereal and some fresh berries if I have them on hand!

  16. says

    Chocolate breakfast is genius. I like my yogurts savory, with dill, lemon, salt, pepper and cucumber. My grandma makes it best, Maast0-khiar, or persian yogurt + cucumbers.. which is so delicious by itself or as a side with rice and chicken or fish.


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