My June Client Spotlight, Pauline, put me onto experimenting with chocolate smoothies after she told me that had been going to Planet Smoothie to get their "Chocolate Monkey" Smoothie after her workouts! I love a challenge so I wanted to recreate the delicious chocolate smoothie while adding in some extra good ingredients for the body! The Chocolate Heaven Smoothie packs antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, heart-healthy fatty acids, protein, and fiber into one delicious treat. The unsweetened cocoa in the smoothie can potentially help improve circulation; promote cardiovascular function and health; improve digestion; and enhance physical and mental well-being. Hope you enjoy this little taste of Heaven!
Chocolate Heaven Smoothie
Makes one serving
½ cup crushed ice 1 cup almond milk 1 small frozen ripe banana
1 serving vanilla protein powder
¼ of an avocado 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa (I like Hershey’s Special Dark- 100% cacao)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey (or I used a few drops of stevia)
**can add in 1 tsp vanilla extract and/or 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Pulse ice cubes in blender to crush. Add milk, banana, cocoa, and other ingredients and blend until frothy. Serve immediately and enjoy some liquid energy!
The Chia seed helps keep the smoothie dense and satisfying, all while helping to increase your energy and endurance; promote your hydration and electrolyte balance; lower your blood pressure; regulate your blood sugar levels; and support your weight loss by keeping you feeling full longer.
Go on, and try something new TODAY! Your tastebuds and your heart with thank you!