Blend up a chocolate, banana and goji berry smoothie to enhance your mood

Are you looking for a smoothie equivalent to a cup of coffee? Well, this is it! Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, this chocolate, banana and goji berry smoothie is just the thing to pick up your mood.

 

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Chocolate, banana and goji berry pick-me-up smoothie recipe

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup dried goji berries
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 cups filtered water

Method:

Add the water to your blender, followed by the other ingredients. Blend on high-speed for one minute or until creamy. Serve immediately.

The benefits of this chocolate, banana and goji berry smoothie

Each ingredient in the smoothie boasts its own nutritional benefits:

  • Cacao powder: High in magnesium, iron, chromium, anandamide, theobromine, manganese, zinc, copper, omega-6 fatty acid, phosphorus, phenethylamine, tryptophan and antioxidants. In fact, cacao contains more antioxidants than acai berries, blueberries, pomegranates, goji berries and red wine combined!
  • Goji berries: Add a complete spectrum of protein to your smoothie with a spectrum of 18 different amino acids, including all eight essential ones. The berries also contain 21 trace minerals, including zinc, iron, copper, calcium, geranium, selenium, phosphorus and B vitamins.
  • Spinach: Rich in vitamins as well as calcium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, copper and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Blueberries: Contain manganese, antioxidants and vitamins.

PS: Try this smoothie for breakfast to start your day the right way! It’s also great after a gym session.

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