You're in for a real treat with this dark chocolate smoothie that I highly recommend as a post workout smoothie.
If you love chocolate, you're going to really enjoy this amazingly nutritious post workout recipe.
You'll need raw cow's milk, cacao nibs, coconut oil, bananas, protein powder, and some strawberries.
This may surprise you, but dark chocolate is a very powerful food loaded with antioxidants. Here's a few of the benefits of dark chocolate:
- Antioxidants for cardiovascular system health
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves mood by raising endorphin levels
- Improves blood sugar levels
- Decreases inflammation
Now, isn't that some amazing health benefits there? All of this comes from dark chocolate. When buying dark chocolate, look for 80% or higher cacao content. Make sure there is no added ingredients and that it's pure dark chocolate.
Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Smoothie
– 1 Cup Raw Milk from Grass-Fed Cows
– 2 Squares (28 grams) Dark Chocolate High Cacao Content
– 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
– 1 Scoop Natural Chocolate Flavor Whey Protein
– 1 Raw Egg from Pasture-Raised Chicken
– 1 Banana Organic
– 2 to 4 Ice Cubes
– 4 Strawberries on the Side
Directions for Dark Chocolate Smoothie
1. Add all ingredients except the strawberries to the blender.
2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Drink slowly and relax. Have the 4 strawberries on the side as you drink your dark chocolate smoothie.
4. Enjoy the taste and flavor of the dark chocolate and know that you're getting all the benefits of the powerful chocolate.
Nutrition Facts for Dark Chocolate Smoothie
This healthy smoothie recipe contains approximately 750 calories. You can scale this recipe down as far as you want if you need fewer calories for your post workout meal.
You'll find a high amount of fat in this smoothie recipe and it's all good fats. Saturated fat is not evil like so many people made it out to be many years ago. You'll also find that it's high in protein with a good amount of fiber.
The combination of protein, fat, and fiber makes this a meal that digests slowly and provides your body with a steady stream of nutrients for many hours after drinking this smoothie.
You're not only getting amazing nutrients from the chocolate but the addition of a banana, strawberries, raw milk, raw egg, and coconut oil is helping to flood your body with muscle building nutrients directly after your workouts.
For example, when you get raw milk from cows that are fed fresh green forage… you are getting high levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and essential fatty acids. CLA alone helps you burn fat much faster.
Every ingredient in this healthy post workout smoothie will help you move closer to your goals. You'll be amazed with the results.
Vitamins and Minerals for Dark Chocolate Smoothie
Calories, Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats for Dark Chocolate Smoothie
Other Options for the Dark Chocolate Smoothie
As with all smoothies, you can make this healthy recipe even more powerful when it comes to nutrition by throwing in some different ingredients.
For example, try adding some flaxseeds to the blender. The blender grinds the seeds and the heat from the blender releases the flaxseed oil and adds the wonderful taste of flax to the smoothie.
Or you can throw in some herbs and spices… maybe add some cinnamon, coriander, or even hot pepper flakes. Try adding mint or spirulina to this smoothie. I love the taste of mint chocolate.
You can even hide some kale, spinach, or other greens within this smoothie to flood your body with even more nutrients.
Recipe Download: Dark Chocolate Smoothie
Download the Recipe in pdf format and keep in your kitchen or recipe book. Simply right click on the file name below and save to your computer. You can print out from your computer.
Free Recipe Download Dark Chocolate Smoothie: Download
You should start making your own cookbook by including the Dark Chocolate Smoothie healthy recipe from WLC. Make sure to keep this one as a post-workout recipe.
Many people think chocolate is off-limits when it comes to building muscle and burning fat. But dark chocolate is a very powerful food that floods your body with powerful nutrients.
You can feel great about drinking this dark chocolate smoothie after a weight lifting workout. It's going to not only taste great, but it's also going to help you build muscle and burn fat.