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
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and puree until smooth.