Make your favourite indulgent cheat more waistline-friendly with a few smart ingredient swaps.
This plant-based high-protein recipe offers all the rich flavours of a traditional chocolate smoothie but better-for-you ingredients.
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 serving Raw Sport Repair Protein Protein Powder, Chocolate & Vanilla flavour
- 1 pitted medjool date
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp cacao nibs
Crazy for cacao: Cacao powder contains beneficial flavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants. It is also a rich source of calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur and EFAs.
- Add all the ingredients, except hemp seeds and cacao nibs, to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and sprinkle with cacao nibs and hemp seeds for some crunch.
Cinnamon contains active compounds that are said to improve blood sugar regulation, and have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.