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Smart Sweet: Double Chocolate Smoothie

I love chocolate! Who doesn’t? But eating the right form of chocolate can be very beneficial for our health as opposed to eating highly processed sugar laden candy bars. Real chocolate comes from the cacao bean and is loaded with magnesium, antioxidants, iron and vitamin C. This smoothie will add good nutrition into your regiment while also curbing sweet cravings and keeping your blood sugar in check. I add the cacao nibs on top with coconut shreds to give me something to chew in my shake to further aid better digestion. I add the coconut oil and almond butter for extra fat to help sustain me all morning until lunch along with the maca powder for quality energy. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 scoop plant based chocolate protein powder (add an extra teaspoon of raw cacao powder to make it extra chocolate if desired)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 pinch raw cacao nibs
  • 1 pinch coconut shreds

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients except coconut shreds and cacao nibs in a blender and pulse until smooth, about 45 – 60 seconds.
  2. Transfer into a glass and top with cacao nibs and coconut shreds.

Servings: 1

Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)

Calories: 540

Fat: 33 g

Trans Fat: 17 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 590 mg

Carbohydrates: 31 g

Fiber: 12 g

Sugars: 9 g

Protein: 31 g