Yes! A chocolate smoothie can be healthy!!!
Chocolate contains antioxidants that can be beneficial for hearth health. The darker the better, as research shows its high antioxidant power can play an important role fighting clog formation in your arteries. The cherries in this recipe also provide antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Strawberry and banana add additional flavor and sweetness. Making this with chocolate milk also makes it higher carb with protein, which makes it a great post-exercise or post-run smoothie. You can substitute regular milk, or soy milk etc if you desire.
- 1 oz. dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
- ¾ cup of cherries, seeded
- ¾ cup of raspberries
- ½ banana
- 3 -4 ice cubes
- Fill the Nutribullet cup, add low fat chocolate milk to the max line and blend.