Recipes

Extreme Chocolate Banana Power Smoothie

For all you chocoholics out there, this one’s for you – rich cocoa powder make this smoothie not only taste heavenly, but also aims to keep your heart healthy and happy, allowing you to better power through your workout. The slow-acting casein protein will give you lasting lean muscle building potential, and the fibre-rich chia seeds are sure to satiate. Throw in a banana, loaded with nutrients, to ensure that your muscles will function optimally, and you’ve got one very powerful drink!

 

 

This Extreme Chocolate Banana smoothie delivers 24 grams of protein, 10 grams of dietary fibre, electrolytes and is packed with healthy fats including 1.2 grams of Omega-3s from fish oil.

 

Ingredients

1 tsp Ground chia seeds

  • Satiety, Omega-3s

1 Banana, frozen

  • Potassium, assist in muscle functioning

1 tsp Vitamin D3 + Omega-3 liquid form (grapefruit-tangerine flavour)

  • Anti-inflammatory, helps promote bone health

3 tsps Chocolate protein powder, casein

  • Slow acting /slow releasing, continuous muscle building post-workout

1 tsp dark Cocoa powder

  • High in antioxidants, cardiac-protective properties

1 cup Almond milk, unsweetened, plain or chocolate

  • Dairy-free alternative, can be substitutes for soy milk

¼ ripe Avocado

  • “Healthy fat” content, replenish intra-muscular fat for fuel

1 tsp of xylitol, more to taste

  • Low-cal sweetness to counteract cocoa bitterness; 40% less calories than sugar, diabetic friendly, plant-based “up-and-coming” sweetener

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