This chocolate smoothie is long overdue. Chocolate is our favorite superfood- thanks to cacao. The bean of the cacao plant is the main ingredient of all chocolate and cocoa products. What makes it a superfood? It is naturally rich in antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and fiber. Cacao is low in calories and doesn’t contain any sugar. We incorporated a date and some honey to naturally sweeten this deliciously energizing smoothie. The flax meal and chia seeds offer additional fiber and staying power. It’s perfect for refueling and replenishing after a workout.
• 2 c ice, crushed
• ¾ c vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
• 2½ tablespoons 100% cacao powder, raw
• 1 date, pitted, finely chopped
• 2 teaspoons honey
• 1 teaspoon chia seeds
• 1 teaspoon flax meal
~Blend until smooth and enjoy drinking super!
Recipe courtesy of Helen Agresti, RD. Helen Agresti is a Registered Dietitian with Professional Nutrition Consulting, LLC. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and 5 children. For more Nutrition advice and healthy recipes follow her on twitter @HelenAgresti. For more information and recipes, go to www.pronutritionconsulting.com