Rich, smooth, and chocolatey goodness! This is my all time favorite smoothie for a mid-day energy boost. It is super healthy packed full of potassium, magnesium, antioxidants and energy boosters! I make it with coconut milk, however almond milk would work too. It is really important to use both a room temperature banana and a half of a frozen banana to give it the smooth texture. Learn how to freeze bananas here.
Cacao contains the highest concentration of magnesium and antioxidants of any food on the planet! It is more frequently known as cocoa powder. However there is a huge difference… the temperature in which it is processed & the additives. Raw cacao powder is fermented, sun-dried and pressed, so it never reaches a temperature above 114 degrees which helps to maintain its health benefits. It also does not have any extra additives, such as sugar. Who knew you could get a rich chocolatey taste with zero sugars and it has been said to be a cancer fighter!
Maca is a superfood grown high in the mountains plateaus of the Peruvian Andes. Raw maca powder can be tough to digest, so I recommend the gelatinized maca powder. It is a concentrated form made by extracting the starch, making the maca more digestible and the nutrients more bioavailable for increased absorption.
I hope you enjoy this delicious chocolate, banana, and maca smoothie recipe!
- 1 Banana
- ½ Frozen Banana (5 large slices)
- ¾ cup Coconut Milk
- ½ tbs Raw Cacao Powder
- ½ tsp Gelatinized Maca Powder (**Don't use if pregnant or lactating)
- Combine ingredients into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy immediately!