Among my favorites is chocolate smoothie powerhouse. Listed on my top five list. I will pick this recipe when I feel stressed or overwhelmed. You may try too, and you feel much better. I promise.
When you feel that your immune system is low on energy you need protein boost. You may also try a superfood smoothie before or to get you up and running.
Start the day with a healthy chocolate powerhouse
I don’t know if you listen to your body much. I’m always listening to my body, it is vital you do it first in the morning. Likewise, I don’t know about you, but I often start my day with this powerhouse smoothie.
I crave different foods and drinks depending on my mood, day time, fatigue and/or when I feel mentally exhausted.
I need to stay alert, feel alive, otherwise I can’t be productive and for me having a positive and healthy mindset is ultra important. Other smoothie I like to make is blueberry, cherry maca powder helps improve my daily productivity and stay alert almost all day.
Don’t have time for a super energetic smoothie? That is Nonsense.
You said I struggle to get up, etc. I know the drill. Don’t let “I don’t have much time” thoughts fool you. Who is in charge? Don’t let your ego stop you getting healthy. Instead, start the day by saying affirmation phrases like:
“I enjoy taking time to create or make important things for myself. And my health is super important. My family and I, come first, always. After that, everything else gets easier when I take care of me first.
Yeah, be a bit selfish.
It happens to feel a bit stressed or irritated, specially if you have to respect deadlines. When that happens, I say to myself – “deep breathing, and stay calm” and make the powerhouse smoothie.
I work from home, so I can easily make a few steps into the kitchen and make some cozy healthy drinks or smoothies that help me turn things around.
For example, in the morning I got up, drank a glass of water and when I am not walking the dog I exercise – I then drink a coffee with homemade banana and pecan cake. Then, 2 hours later, start my Gigong for 40 minutes (Ba Duan Jin includes deep breathing ) to reinvigorate me.
Followed by my smoothie. It only takes me 3-4 minutes to make it.
So I got my creative juices flowing and decided to come up with a quick treat that will satisfy my morning craving, bringing some benefits along.
I found cacao powder, protein powder, hemp seeds, blueberries, banana, spinach or kale (I prefer) and almond butter, and ice cubes…and Ta Da, my chocolate powerhouse smoothie!
Which chocolate is healthy for you and why?
Dark chocolate is the best. It was used by the Mayas to help them start the day. Experts guessed that it is loaded with quality nutrients that will protect us and can improve our health. Studies shown that dark chocolate (not the mixed) is one of the reasons that people have less risk of heart disease.
Note: Raw cacao powder is also a great option, but it does tend to be more bitter than cocoa powder, which requires more sugar to offset the bitterness it delivers.
Cacao is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet until this day.
Check the recipe below, you can either print it or keep it on your screen – it real is a power house smoothie and feels like a delicious mid-morning treat.
Chocolate Powerhouse Smoothie
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 1 Banana ripe preferably
- 1 Cup Spinach or 2 big Kale leaves
- 1 Tbsp Almond butter
- 1 Scoop Full chocolate protein powder Use Belgian chocolate for nicer taste
- 1 Tbsp Dark or raw chocolate 3/4 full
- 1 Tsp Hemp seeds
- 1 Cup Coconut milk 3/4 or full
- 2 Ice cubes
- Print this recipe
- If you have frozen blueberries and banana (defrost it for at leasts 15 minutes) and you don't need to add ice cubes.
- Prep all the remaining ingredients or get them out on the workspace
- Combine it all into your blender for 1-2 minutes.
- If you going for a training session you can add ½ avocado to it!
The chocolate powerhouse smoothie will provide:
- Nutrients and minerals: Potassium, protein, iron, and antioxidants
- Health benefits: May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure
- Reduce: Fatigue
- Improve: Energy & Brain power.
Historic note: Some Archaeologists and historian people believe that the Mayas were the first to drink chocolate before 500 BC. Since then, we have evaluated its benefits and this hot beverage not only makes you feel wonderfully well, whilst, nourishing your mind and body for a few hours.
Chocolate is super healthy, if the Mayas drunk it daily, they knew something about its health benefits. Specially, if mixed with other healthy ingredients in your diet or learn how to make smoothie variations. DO not listen to people who say otherwise. If you are in doubt about using chocolate in your diet, read its healthy benefits.