Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Chocolate for breakfast? I vote yes! Woah, woah…put down the snickers bar.  I’m talking about unsweetened, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder.

Not only is cocoa a natural source of caffeine (a morning’s best friend) but when combined with ripe berries and bananas it becomes a cool, creamy and deliciously healthy breakfast.  Want more?

Health Benefits of Cocoa Powder:

  • High in Flavanoids:  Cocoa contains a powerful antioxidant known as flavanoids that may help reduce blood pressure, lower your risk of stroke and heart disease.
  • Boosts Serotonin Levels:  When cocoa is consumed, the body releases serotonin, a hormone that helps reduce stress and can increase your mood.
  • Nutrient Rich: Cocoa is a very concentrated source of nutrients including magnesium, copper and iron.

Your straw is waiting.

 

Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 347
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated fat: .9g
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Sodium: 134mg
  • Fiber: 20.4g
  • Protein: 23.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Recipe type: Drinks
Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • ½ c berries of choice (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ c oats
  • 2 c spinach (or any leafy greens)
  • ½ tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 scoops protein powder – chocolate or vanilla
  • ⅓ c Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp flaxseed – optional
  • 1 tsp psyillium husk – optional
  • ½ c water
  • handful ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
Notes
Excellent source of Vitamins C and A, good source Iron and Calcium

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Amy says

    Hey! I just made this and my 15 year old doesn’t like it :(..but I do!!YUMMY..BUT..she does eat too many processed foods so I need to get her to eat better…:)

    • says

      Shoot!!! Well, maybe try letting her add her favorite berries or fruits? You can always add honey to sweeten up as well. For what it’s worth, growing up my mom always made buckwheat pancakes and I was never a huge fan. They were a bit gritty and not sweet enough. Ironically, now that I’m able to make whatever pancakes I wish, I always make buckwheat because the processed, white varieties are too sweet and bland. I love the texture of the buckwheat that I was raised on even though I truly didn’t love them as a kid. Good luck getting her to try more non-processed items!! Keep me posted!

  2. says

    Ah, confession to make: I do eat chocolate for breakfast. The bad kind!! This, on the other hand, looks gorgeous… deliciously creamy, chocolatey and filled with essential nutrients! Unfortunately I broke my blender making watermelon sorbet last week… argh. As soon as I replace it, this is first on the blender menu! Thanks for the gorgeous recipe :)

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      Oooo watermelon sorbet!! Sorry it broke but that does sound tasty!! Let me know what you think when you get to try this. :-)

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