Berry Chocolate Morning Smoothie Recipe
By Lauren Haas of haasholistic.com
When your parents said, “You CANNOT have chocolate for breakfast” they were WRONG because now you CAN with this delicious, good for you brain, bones, body, and spirit creamy chocolate shake.
Check out the recipe below and learn why the ingredients make this one sexy superfood shake!
Raw Protein Powder: I like Sun Warrior because it tastes great and is a raw, complete plant based protein powder that contains all amino acids. It is high in Glutamine, Arginine, Lysine, Luecine and good fats.
Almond Milk: High in calcium AND CONTAINS MORE CALCIUM THAT MILK PER CUP!
Raw Chocolate: One of the richest sources of magnesium! It also contains protein, fiber, iron, antioxidants, protects against cancer. Plus, is a mood enhancer and makes you feel SEXY!
Organic Spinach: Loaded with Vitamins like A, K, D, E as well as a host of other important trace minerals. Great Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Anti-Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants, alkalizes the body and strengthens the bones! Did you know that 1-cup of fresh spinach contains TWICE your daily vitamin K needs and has a ton of calcium and magnesium to maintain strong bones!
Berries: Low sugar, low carb, full of antioxidants to strengthen your immune system, preserve vision and contain manganese which is also great for your bones! Oh, and they have a lot of fiber to keep you REGULAR! Healthy gut, healthy body!
Spirulina: This blue-green algae contains PROTEIN, B complex vitamins, vitamin E, and also beta-carotene. It is a pre-biotic and has healthy Omega-6 Fatty Acids, along with a ton of other minerals and vitamins. Check it out. It is a fantastic superfood that you can add to anything. I personally add it to salads instead of salt!
Maca: This is one sexy superfood that I love! IT WILL BOOST YOUR LIBIDO, increases endurance and fertility and helps balance hormones for both MEN and WOMEN. Maca can even relieve PMS in women. It gives energy and improves skin! It also contains Vitamin B, C, E, magnesium, selenium, phosphorous and amino acids.
Avocado: Contains good fats, lowers cholesterol, regulates blood sugar levels, nourishes skin and helps with digestion. Research shows that avocados’ oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat, sends signals to your brain that your stomach is full and the combination of fiber and fat slows the digestion process. It is also key to making this shake smooth and creamy!
How To Make A Berry Chocolate Smoothie
Saturday AM, MAKE THIS SHAKE!
Make Time: 5 minutes
HH Tip: To save time in the AM, the night before work, measure all ingredients and place everything in the blender cup. Don’t blend it and place it in the fridge so that when you wake up, all you have to do is remove the blender cup, throw in the ice cubes, plug it in, press blend and go. I take mine in a mason jar for an easy and clean transport!