MAKES 1 SHAKE
Chocolate for breakfast. That’s basically what’s going on here. Thanks to raw, unsweetened organic cacao powder, you can start your day or feed a post-dinner sweet tooth with a decadent, disease-fighting shake. If you need a chocolate fix, this shake’s deep, rich chocolate flavor does the job. The sweetness comes from the ripe banana, so if your bananas still have a green tint when you freeze them, you may want to add a teaspoon of honey to the shake. ▪
Unsweetened raw cacao powder is high in flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants found in plants. When raw cacao beans are made into packaged chocolate products, the flavonoids and all their benefits are lost. So, your healthiest option is unsweetened organic raw cacao powder. Use it in this shake, stir it into oatmeal, bake with it, or make a killer hot chocolate.
1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
1 tablespoon raw almond or cashew butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened raw cacao powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Add everything to a blender and buzz until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.