Cacao Blast- Energizer Smoothie

by Judy Griffin on August 20, 2012

Energize with a Cacao Blast instead of a cup of coffee

Energize with a Cacao Blast instead of a cup of coffee

Cacao Blast- Energizer Smoothie

Serves 2

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  • 2 cups coconut water or water
  • 1/4 cup of raw cacao powder* (if you love chocolate you can add more)
  • 1 Tbsp maca powder
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seed powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 dried medjool dates (you can also use figs or raw honey)
  • 1 avocado
  • 6 frozen strawberries

*Use carob powder if allergic to chocolate.

Blend ingredients at high speed.                                                   

  • You can also use raspberries -1/2 cup
  • Dates are used to sweeten. You can also use 1-2 tbsp of raw honey.
  • Water is fine
  • Hemp seeds are optional

Health Promoting Benefits of Ingredients

1) Raw Chocolate-Cacao

  • Improves mood by increasing serotonin and other positive brain chemicals.
  • #1 Food source of magnesium  on the planet– good for heart health, insomnia, bone density, hormonal balance.
  • High in Vitamin C and electrolytes.
  • High in antioxidants — slower aging, disease prevention.
  • Calms and helps manage stress.

2) Maca

  • Incredible hormone regulation from the top down — works from pituitary gland. Adrenal support for strong, steady energy.
  • Thyroid support for healthy metabolism.
  • Reproductive support — Balances hormones and reduces hot flashes.
  • Libido support.
  • Rich in B Vitamins

3) Avocados are:

  • One of the most nourishing foods you can eat.
  • High in monounsaturated fat, which are heart-friendly and help your body absorb fat-soluble carotenoids.
  • A great source of folic acid, fiber, & vitamin A & E.
  • Contain healthy fats, which reduce hunger pangs as well as help improve your mood.
  • Help reduce body fat, manage weight and has health promoting nutrients such as potassium, folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin E.

 

 

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