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 

Ingredients:
  • 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
  • Ice 
Directions:

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.



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