This chocolate superfood smoothie is ideal for a cheeky breakfast, an easy snack or a healthy chocolate treat!
Love chocolate? I know that I do!
And I find that one of the best ways to start my day is with this amazing chocolate superfood smoothie – because it is filled with healthy & essential nutrients, it tastes like chocolate-heaven-on-earth and it contains raw cocoa that releases endorphins in the brain which results in feelings of happiness…
Love happy mornings? Love chocolate for breakfast or any other time of the day?
A few fun facts about chocolate:
Chocolate releases endorphins which give immediate feelings of joy and excitement, it also ignites the release of a nerve chemical called serotonin which results in an overall sense of well-being.
Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine (both cause a mental boost) and phenylethylamine which stimulates the nervous system, increases ones blood pressure and heart rate, and is produces similar feelings experienced when a person is in love.
More good news: Did you know that chocolate is a superfood?
What is a superfood? A superfood is a food that is considered to be beneficial for ones health because it is very rich in nutrients.
-2 large banana’s
-1/4 large avocado
-4 teaspoons cacao powder (raw cocoa)
-2 teaspoons almond, macadamia or cashew nut butter
-1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla powder
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 cup filtered water
-ice to taste
-replace the water with unsweetened almond milk to make it even creamier (it’s already creamy though!)
-add 1 teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup to make it extra sweet
-remove the peels from the banana and avocado and slice
-add the banana, avocado and water to a blender and blend
-now add the cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla and nut butter to the smoothie
-add ice to taste & blend until smooth
-serve chilled & enjoy!