Since childhood, most of us have a love affair with chocolate in all its forms, from dark to milk to white, it’s all so delicious that it can make us smile just thinking about it.
Regular commercial chocolate is high in sugar and fat content, depending on the kind you eat, but using unsweetened cocoa powder to make your own beverages has some strong health benefits.
In fact, eating cocoa products has been shown to improve cardiovascular health and cognitive function, meaning that it could be a great way to start your day.
Both egg-free and dairy-free, this tasty shake is a great protein source that can satisfy any sweet tooth.
Coconut milk provides a great source of healthy fat, while the raw cacao powder is a great source of flavonoids. Count on this drink to stimulate and improve your memory. Plus, enjoy the smooth taste of rich chocolate as an early morning treat.
- 1 large frozen organic bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 T cashew butter
- 1/2 T raw cacao powder
- 1/4 t vanilla extract
- 2 ice cubes
Add the bananas and the coconut milk to your blender and mix. Then add the cashew butter, cacao powder and vanilla and pulse another couple of times. Add ice and blend until smooth.