Think chocolate can’t be good for you?
One of my post work out smoothies:
Banana (chuck it whole in the freezer before you go. The longer you work out, the more frozen it is)
1 tsp Honey
2 heaped tsps Raw Cacao
Protein powder (optional)
1 cup of milk (I used soy, but plan to make my own nut milk these holidays)
Raw Cacao is not heat treated like cooking Cocoa. It is HEAPED full of more antioxidants than goji berries, green tea, and all the usual antioxidant superheroes. There is an element in cacao that inhibits calcium absorption, so consume in moderation.
This smoothie is a great post workout drink. Not everyone will want protein powder, but I’m recovering from some injuries so I add it. A more natural alternative would be spirulina, but it WILL turn your drink green (and can be an acquired taste).
Chuck it in the blender. Drink it.
So, so good.