Mocha Protein Smoothie
Vegan. Dairy Free. Gluten Free.
Makes 500 ml
2 frozen bananas
1 handful of ice
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of coconut water
1/2 tbsp of coffee powder
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 tsp of cacao powder
1/2 tbsp of psyllium husk
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
Chop up bananas and place in blender with all the other ingredients, blend until everything well combined. Serve immediately as both the chia seeds and psyllium husk will swell as time passes! I like to top mine with a few frozen berries and some nuts or seeds for an energizing breakfast or to refuel after a workout.
Chia Seeds: These little seeds are amazing, high in dietary fibre, protein, calcium, potassium, iron, omega 3 and contain all 8 essential amino acids. I add them to almost everything!
Coconut Water: Coconut water is natures sports drink containing the electrolytes calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium in their natural form making it the perfect hydration after a sweaty exercise session or on a hot day.Psyllium Husk: A gluten-free form of soluble dietary fibre proven to help with intestinal problems and regularity.
Chocolate Protein Powder: I use Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Protein Powder, its Gluten Free, Soy Free and Dairy Free making it hypoallergenic (low risk of causing digestive/intestinal issues) Protein is incredibly important for almost all bodily functions, its important after a workout as it helps with muscle metabolism, growth and repair http://www.sunwarrior.com.au/ Cacao Powder: Cacao and Cocoa are not the same, Cacao is a raw form of cocoa with far superior nutritional properties and health benefits; check out this link for more information http://www.iquitsugar.com/raw-cacao-vs-cocoa-whats-the-difference/