Chocolate Devil Protein Smoothie

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES

Are you a chocolate lover? This scrumptious, heavy on the cacao, chocolate smoothie will hit the spot AND keep your blood sugar levels in check thanks to the vegan protein powder and cinnamon 

NUTRITIONAL BITES

Flax oil is a rich source of Omega-3 fats which is heart healthy and helps to reduce inflammation in the body.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup nut milk or filtered water (nut milk does make it extra creamy)
½ banana
1 scoop of chocolate Sun Warrior vegan protein powder or your favourite chocolate protein powder
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon of cacao nibs 
1 Medjool date with pit removed
1 teaspoon of flax oil (great source of Omega-3)
½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon (keeps blood sugar levels balanced)

LET'S BLEND!

  1. Put the milk or water into the blender first then add the other ingredients, except the cacao nibs, and blend together for 40 seconds on high.  
  2. Throw in the cacao nibs and blend for 10 seconds on high to break them down just a bit. 
  3. Adjust the consistency to your liking by adding more milk or water. Remember if you are making it ahead, it is likely to thicken up as the day goes along so add more milk or water now so it is ready to drink when you are.  

BRIT BEET TIP:  Before you make your smoothie, toss a tablespoon of cacao nibs in a blender and pulse till finely ground. Then sprinkle on top of your smoothie - a  truly indulgent topping