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Fuel Your Workout: Homemade Chocolate Protein Shake Recipe



It's that time of year again: time to put away the fudge and dig out the running shoes, especially for those of us who just spent the month of December consuming our weight in chocolate and wine. It was fun while it lasted, but now it's time to pay the piper, so to speak. 

Why Chocolate Is Good For You

But wait! There's no need to go cold turkey on the chocolate! This homemade chocolate protein shake is so delicious that you won't believe it's good for you. Packed with potassium, Vitamin A, fibre, and protein, it will keep you full and satisfied for hours. Try this for a breakfast on-the-go or a pre-workout fuel. It's guaranteed to give you energy in the most delicious, chocolatey way possible. And I promise you'll never guess that there is spinach involved!

Note: whenever I have over-ripe bananas, I peel them and pop them in the freezer so I can make this convenient shake any time. Using frozen bananas gives this shake a frothy, milkshake-like consistency. 


2 cups loosely-packed spinach leaves
2 tablespoons hemp seed
1 cup coconut, almond, soy, or skim milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 frozen bananas 

  Place spinach, hemp, milk, and cocoa in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

  Add frozen bananas and blend slowly at first, increasing speed as bananas become incorporated.

  Bottoms up and enjoy the energy!

Want more energy? Try my Easy Tropical Green Smoothie, my Hangover Cure Smoothie, or my Pear-iffic Green Smoothie