I don’t know about you, but if there’s one thing that I really miss when eating healthy, it’s chocolate! Well, that is completely fixable with raw cacao! Raw cacao is chocolate before it goes through a ton of processing and a ton of bad ingredients are added to it. It has a bitter taste, but when used in recipes with a natural sweetener, you can get your chocolate fix without the negative health effects. As a matter of fact, raw cacao actually has many health benefits! One of the ones it is best known for is that it is has more antioxidants than any other food – even blueberries!
So, as I was sitting around earlier this week craving a chocolate shake, I decided to whip up a smoothie with some raw cacao in it. The result is DELICIOUS! This smoothie is healthy, tastes amazing, and provides tons of healthy benefits and energy. Let’s get to the recipe!
HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA ENERGY SHAKE
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 – 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- 1-2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- pinch of stevia (optional)
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. YUM – Chocolately goodness! Enjoy! 🙂