Chocolate Malt Smoothie

This isn’t just an indulgent smoothie to replace that Wendy’s Frosty, so don’t be fooled by the simple title of this recipe.   This is my personal, nourishing smoothie that I make at least 3-4 times a week, and I’m excited to share it with you!

For the past year, I’ve been working on my health – improving my eating habits ( I used to be a chronic skip-breakfast kind of person) and establish a regular yoga practice.  Yoga is difficult if not downright uncomfortable on a full stomach, but in the morning I need fuel to energize an hour long practice.     This smoothie while nutrient dense, is light and easy to digest.  Not only does this provide what I need for my early morning practice, it prepares me to hit the ground running after! After all, I am a busy bee not only Cookbook but my main job squeeze WP Site Care.  

What makes it so special?

It’s packed full of skin boosting and “feel-good” nutrients thanks to raw cacao, maca, and collagen.  Maca is an excellent hormone balancing properties and adds the creamy “malt” flavor.

Cacao

  • Antioxidant
  • MAO Inhibitors
  • Increases energy
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves appearance of skin

Maca

  • Hormone balancing
  • Increases energy levels
  • Elevates endorphins
  • Rich in phytonutrients

Collagen

  • Improves the appearance of skin and hair
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Boost Metabolism
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Source of protein

As you can see, this smoothie more than a pretty face.  Give it a try and let me know!

**PS – I don’t usually top with coconut whip cream ( as pictured) everyday, but if you want to make it more of a dessert treat I highly recommend Oh She Glows coconut whip recipe.

Chocolate Malt Smoothie

Serves 1 smoothie

Prep

Total Time

A creamy and delicious smoothie packed with good-for-you ingredients. 

Courses Smoothie

1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup of nut milk ( almond, coconut, cashew)
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 2 scoops Vital Protein Collagen Peptides
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • dash of Cinnamon
  • pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together!  While you can substitute the cashew butter for another nut butter, it really does add to the creaminess of the smoothie.

Notes

If you need a little protein boost you can add some protein powder.  Depending on the flavor and sweetness you may want to omit the dates.  I don't like the taste of many protein powders so I don't add it to my smoothies.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 420

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2 g

3%

Sodium 120 mg

5%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g

1%

Dietary Fiber 6 g

24%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 20 g

40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Ryan Sullivan

Written by Ryan Sullivan

Hi there! I’m Ryan. I started working with WordPress as a freelancer in 2009, and things have kind of snowballed since then. I now have a small team of ten and we do cool things like provide amazing WordPress support and build WordPress useful WordPress plugins.

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