Friday, August 13, 2010

Chocolate Almond Green Monster

One of the warmest mornings we’ve had all summer had me craving something cool for breakfast today. I made this shake with milk since I had already had my coffee for the morning, but I think using chilled coffee or espresso here would be divine. I wanted this to be extra chocolaty so I added some dark unsweetened cocoa powder. Since cocoa is supposed to be good for your circulatory system, all the more reason to add some to your chocolate protein shakes, right ? If you’re wondering what those weird little blackish seeds are in the bowl… those are chia seeds. I wanted to take a picture of them so you could see what they look like. Feel free to substitute frozen fruit for the ice and enjoy after a workout or for breakfast!

What You Need:

¾ cup milk
½ frozen banana
3 cups baby spinach, packed
1 serving chocolate protein powder
1-2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa (optional or to taste)
¼ tsp almond extract
2 Tbs chia seeds
5 ice cubes
1 Tbs natural peanut or almond butter (optional)

What To Do:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Serves 1

Bon Appétit!


Anonymous said...

Never thought of adding almond extract, sounds like a major plus ;) I'll have to try it!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

Just made this one again today for Brian and I. Love it !!