This chocolate smoothie is a winner! It’s satisfying, nourishing and it naturally sweet. I love it as an afternoon snack, especially for those days when my sweet tooth is calling.
As with most smoothies, it’s easy to modify the ingredients to serve your needs. Some days I find I need something more filling so I add a scoop of chocolate protein powder (I like to use hemp-based protein), and other times I crave the oh so beautiful combo of peanut butter and chocolate and opt for peanut butter instead of almond butter.
I also like to incorporate some therapeutic foods such as maca, which is an adaptogen to sooth the hormone secreting glands (such as adrenal glands in times of stress) and it provides energy. Recently, I bought a chi tonic from the I Love Health store, which enhances vitality while helping to buffer the effects of stress. I like to add these stress busting supplements when the school load becomes a bit much!
Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 date (pitted)
- 1.5 tablespoons of cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of maca
- 1 cup of almond milk
To learn more about superfoods like maca and cacao check out our Superfood Smoothies ebook available January 18th, 2016!