Decadently Healthy Chocolate and Avocado Protein Shake
Avocado is the secret ingredient that makes this healthy, protein shake deliciously thick and creamy!
This shake will satisfy the sweetest of cravings while filling you up with quality nutrients and long-lasting energy.
When blended up, avocado gives a creamy, sweet flavour and is an excellent source of the essential fatty acid, omega 3.
This good fat helps to lower cholesterol, decrease the risk of heart disease and is great to keep skin hydrated and healthy.
Avocados also have anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to reduce pain from arthritis but will also help sore muscles and joints to recover.
Almond milk is a good source of protein, healthy fats and calcium in a nutty, dairy free alternative.
It is rich in potassium, phosphorous and zinc which have been shown to help to relieve muscle tightness and aid in recovering after a demanding workout.
The combination of protein and banana makes this tasty shake ideal after a workout to replenish muscle glycogen stores and give them the fuel they need to repair and grow stronger.
Use a protein powder that is sweetened naturally with cacao for antioxidant rich flavour that makes this healthy protein shake a seem like a decadent treat!
With its balanced profile of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats this shake also makes an ideal on-the-go lunch.
Sugar Free – No
Gluten Free – Yes
Dairy Free – Yes
Grain Free – Yes
Protein – High
Carbs – Medium
Fats – Medium
Chocolate Avocado Protein Shake
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop naturally flavoured chocolate protein powder
½ frozen banana
½ avocado, chilled
½ cup ice
Makes 1 serving
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.