Recipe: Chocolate Banana Cinnamon Smoothie



Here is a delicious and simple smoothie recipe to help curb appetite, give you an energy boost, provide you with adequate protein and satisfy your chocolate craving! 

Curious about about the health benefits of chia? Check out Kate's post on the powerful little seed. Also, stay tuned for an upcoming post on maca!

Blend the following ingredients until smooth (this recipe will make enough for two)


Ingredients 

  • 1.5 cups frozen banana
  • 2 scoop protein powder (I use an unflavoured whey)
  • 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maca powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • A few drops of stevia (if you like things a little sweeter)
  • Enough water to cover the dry ingredients in the blender (less for a thicker shake; more for a thinner one!)

Enjoy!

Nadia



A long time athlete and health advocate,  Dr. Kumentas’ goal is to help her patients become excited about making positive lifestyle choices in order to enjoy healthier, happier lives.  Her driving force is a passion for healing the whole person on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level using carefully selected natural therapies, fitness, and integrated medicine.  She truly believes in the importance of practising what you preach and investing in your health.  
Dr. Nadia Kumentas practices at Zen Beginnings Wellness Centre in Toronto and has a special interest in dermatology, woman’s health, and pain management.

To learn more about Dr. Nadia Kumentas visit www.DrNadiaKumentas.com or contact her at nadia@zenbeginnings.com.


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