Chocolate Chia Super Smoothie:
This recipe is from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Estheticain specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health.
Chocolate Chia Super Smoothie Ingredients:
1 tbsp of raw cacao powder
1 tsp of flax seed
1 tbsp of coconut butter
½ cup of blueberries
1 scoop of high quality protein powder
½ tsp of vanilla
Chocolate Chia Super Smoothie Instructions:
- Combine all ingredients and blend in a high speed blender.
- Add more/less liquid and ice depending on how thick you like it.
Anything with chocolate in it, I automatically like. Especially when I eat it first thing in the morning. Some may say chocolate is a dessert, but I disagree. Real chocolate (cacao) actually enhances your mental performance and gives you a mood lift by increasing dopamine in the brain. Why not start your day with that!?
Love this article from Dr. Jockers going more in depth on cacao benefits.
You can use more chia seeds if you do not have flax seeds.
You can also add ice for more texture and coolness. I am just not a fan of cold drinks, especially in the winter!
Dr Jockers Comments:
This is a great way to start your day. I teach people that food is for recovery and fluids, electrolytes and anti-oxidants are for energy. I am a HUGE fan of liquid and raw food nutrition during the daytime hours.
This recipe delivers an extraordinary amount of polyphenol anti-oxidants in the chocolate and blueberries. The chia and flax seeds provide tons of high quality soluble and insoluble fiber as well as lignans that helps to feed the healthy microbes we want to populate our digestive system. Additionally, these fibers and lignans help to detoxify wastes and improve gut motility.
Coconut and avocado are fantastic daytime fats that provide quality calories and are easy on the digestive system. This recipe will rev up your energy and improve your mental function so you can perform at your peak!
I love using my new Gut Healing Protein which is a hypoallergenic pea protein base with added curcumin, ginger, L-glutamine, quercetin, bioflavonoids and other nutrients that help with liver detoxification and healing the intestinal membrane. I use this with most of my clients with autoimmune disease, leaky gut and cancer.