Chocolate Coconut Shake:
This coconut shake recipe is by my friend Kelcie Yeo. She has one of my favorite recipe blogs “Kelcie’s Kreations” that you can find here. You will love this chocolate coconut shake!!
Chocolate Coconut Shake
Yield 2 shakes
- 2 cups of organic coconut or almond milk
- ½ of a ripe banana
- 2 tbsp raw organic coconut butter
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 5 ice cubes
- 1-2 scoops high quality chocolate protein powder
Step #1: Gather all the ingredients
Step #2: Blend all ingredients together in blender until smooth and creamy
Step #3: Serve and Enjoy!
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Courses beverage or dessert
Serving Size 1 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14 g
Total Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 23 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dr Jockers Comments:
Liquid nutrition is a PERFECT way to start your day. It is highly bioavailable and easy for the body to fully assimilate the nutrients. It is also minimally stressful on the digestive system. This is very important for helping the gut lining heal, the pancreas to replenish the vital digestive enzyme stores and the liver and gallbladder to relax and reset.
The combination of coconut and chocolate is a match made in heaven. Coconut provides medium chain fatty acids that metabolize quickly in the body and help reinforce the use of ketones as an energy source. This is key for blood sugar stabilization and healthy hormonal and brain function.
Also called cacao this superfood is loaded with dopamine boosting nutrients. It is one of the best sources of PEA’s which are natural compounds that cross over the blood brain barrier and stimulate and modulate the release of dopamine in the brain. Cacao is also very rich in magnesium and zinc and chromium which help to balance and stabilize blood sugar.
Cinnamon helps enhance blood sugar sensitivity and so it counteracts the sugar you get from the ½ ripe banana. This recipe tastes absolutely amazing!