This great tasting smoothie was developed to sustain my energy throughout the morning. With nutritionally dense chia seeds and maca root, it will fuel your body for several hours. As a bonus, maca root has been shown to regulate, support and balance hormones in both men and women. Chia is chock full of vitamins (A, B, E and D) and minerals (calcium, magnesium and zinc), omega-3s, protein and fiber.
The flavors of the ginger
, cinnamon, cacao, and vanilla create a complex twist on basic chocolate. All of the ingredients fuse together to create a delicious, high-protein treat without any protein powders (16 grams).
Ultimate Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut water
- 4 tablespoons mila (chia)
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 ripe banana (frozen works well too)
- ½ avocado
- 2 tablespoons almond butter, cashew butter or sunbutter
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao
- 1 teaspoon maca root
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 inch fresh ginger (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
First soak Mila in coconut water (to enhance bio-availability and hydrate the lower GI). Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth. Add ice and blend a few more seconds. Serves two. Freeze half in a lidless mason jar for an easy grab-and-go meal or snack later in the week.