Chocolate Espresso Shake

Ingredients for cocoa shake

Cocoa Shake


How to re-create this recipe:


Serves 1-2

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tbsp’s of Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp of Cocoa Nibs
  • 1 Tbsp of Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp of Flax Seeds
  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp of Maple Syrup
  • 2 shots of Espresso
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1/2 Cup of Ice

Putting it together:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together in your Vitamix or Blender. Serve over ice if you prefer and enjoy!

Nourishment for you body: Bananas boost digestive and heart health. They are a good source of fiber and antioxidants and can satisfy your sweet tooth!

Flax seeds provide your body with Linolenic Acid which Is found in Omega 3’s. They are known to decrease inflammation in the body and help to prevent chronic diseases. Linolenic acid is highly concentrated when derived from certain plant oils. Other health benefits of Flax Seeds include being high in fiber, low in carbohydrates,  helps lower cholesterol, is Gluten free,  and aids in weight loss. 

Cacao Nibs are a fantastic ingredient to have in your pantry. It is versatile and considered a super food. You can use Cacao nibs as a topping for pretty much anything! Granola, yogurt, smoothies, ice-cream, etc. Raw Cacao aids in focus and alertness and are said to have some of the most highest levels of antioxidants. They also contain good amount of fiber and are rich in iron. Cacao also enhances your mood by stimulating certain neurotransmitters in the brain that are responsible for triggering euphoria like emotions. 

Tips when cooking: This is an easy shake to re-create because these ingredients are typically found in your pantry. I typically make this shake for my son about 3 days a week for breakfast. It’s a good way to incorporate nutrient dense ingredients for children with a flavor profile they would enjoy because of the chocolatey sweetness. When I make it for him I just omit the espresso shots. I recently discovered Espresso Beans produced by a local vendor called “Irving Farm” in New York. These beans were harvested from Monserrate/Colombia with notes of Dark Chocolate, Walnuts and Raisins. What I love about this particular vendor is that the label has information like the region the beans were harvested in, the elevation at which they were harvested and the process that was used in making them. The neat thing about Milled Flax Seeds are that they can be used as a substitute for breadcrumbs before panfrying chicken or fish.



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