Starting your day off on a solid nutrition ‘foot’ is essential for stable energy levels throughout the day, as well as ensuring your input is matched with your training regimen. Smoothies are such a great (read…easy) way to get concentrated nutrition without the bulk.

So here’s a super yummy and easy breakfast smoothie for you to try….and yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast 🙂

Raw cocoa is packed full of antioxidants, can help reduce inflammation, is a great source of magnesium, & releases those feel-good endorphins. Mixed with the healthy fats of nut butter, seeds and a low-GI, slow-release-carb banana, you’ll be bouncing around in no time.

Chocolate & nut butter smoothie

Serves 2

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
1⁄2 cup ice (optional)
1⁄4 cup raw cocoa powder

1 tblsp hemp seeds
1⁄4 cup peanut or other nut butter

1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
2 frozen bananas, chopped
2 pitted dates

Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Divide between glasses, and enjoy!

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