Sweet Chocolate Delight Smoothie

This smoothie is my absolute favourite post-workout energizer at the moment. It's the perfect amount of chocolatey, healthy, delicious, nutrient-filled goodness. A great boost for after your workout, a quick lunch or a snack. The three main ingredients that give this smoothie  its deliciousness are cacao powder, dates and flaxseeds. Of course I can't resist sharing the health benefits of these. 

RAW CACAO POWDER

  • RAWEST FORM OF CHOCOLATE, RAW CACAO POWDER CONTAINS MORE THAN 300 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS & 20 TIMES MORE ANTIOXIDANT POWER THAN BLUEBERRIES

  • high in PROTEIN, CALCIUM, CAROTENE, THIAMIN, RIBOFLAVIN, MAGNESIUM, SULFUR, FLAVONOIDS, ANTIOXIDANTS, AND ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS

  • HEALTH BENEFITS INCLUDE LOWERED LDL CHOLESTEROL, IMPROVED HEART FUNCTION & REDUCED CANCER RISK

Dates:

  • high in dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and copper

  • promote digestive health and relieve constipation, boost heart & brain health, lower blood pressure

Flaxseeds:

  • Rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids. These are "good" fats that have heart-healthy effects

  • flaxseeds contain high NUmber of phytonutrients called Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Lignans are unique fiber-related polyphenols that provide us with antioxidant benefits, fiber-like benefits, and also act as phytoestrogens

  • HIgh in both soluble & insoluble types of Fiber. This supports colon detoxification, fat loss & reduces sugar cravings

Sweet Chocolate Delight Smoothie Recipe

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (try making my Homemade Almond Milk)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 scoop protein powder **I love Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Protein Powder, in chocolate flavour
  • 1 cup of frozen or fresh kale
  • 1 pitted mejdool date
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon cacao or cacao nibs
  • 3 ice cubes if you aren't using frozen kale

Directions

**If you prefer your smoothie thicker, add less water and almond milk. 

1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.

2. Enjoy!

 Sweeeeet Chocolate Delight!

Sweeeeet Chocolate Delight!