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Chocolate Coconut Protein Smoothie

20
Aug

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I’m learning that the less I eat sweets or dessert the less I crave them…but I’m not gonna lie…I still get cravings for it! But I think I’m starting to learn how to beat those pesky cravings.

Tonight I had plain yogurt (put in the freezer a while) mixed in with Truvia and a little bit of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Everyone else had cake and ice-cream. I win! Seriously though, it really does help with sugar cravings.

Or else I make a healthy dessert. Like these…

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OR…there’s my latest craving buster is another way to get protein in. Yup…you knew I’d be doing a protein recipe, didn’t cha? I made this recipe a couple days ago for a little sweet to end lunch with. With smaller glasses, it serves 3. It’s coconut and chocolate…and protein. All good, right?

Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

  1. 1 young coconut, just the meat
  2. 1 cup raw, unsweetened almond milk*
  3. 1 tbsp. cocoa
  4. 3 tbsp. chocolate hemp protein powder**
  5. 1 ½ frozen bananas
  6. Pinch sea salt
  7. 3 packets Truvia (or other healthy sweetener)
  8. 6 ice cubes

*I used this almond milk recipe

**Or just use original hemp protein powder, doesn’t have to be chocolate flavoured

Whiz all those ingredients into submission. Now what I did for a garnish was dip the rims of the glasses in chocolate syrup and then dipped them again into a bowl of shaved, unsweetened coconut. It’s pretty and elegant…and it gives an extra little coconut flavour with each sip! Enjoy!

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Note: This time I didn’t post the nutritional facts like I usually do…the program I use doesn’t understand what young coconut meat is, lol…and I want to make sure that my nutritional info is as accurate as possible. But nutritionally, this is a super healthy recipe…it has your healthy fats, protein, fibre, fruits, and chocolate. To me, that’s pert near to perfect. *smile*

What do you like to pair chocolate with? Raspberries? Nuts? I think the only thing I wouldn’t pair chocolate with would be broccoli. It goes with almost everything, right?

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19 Responses to “Chocolate Coconut Protein Smoothie”

  1. Clarkie @ Beloved Green

    That looks just divine! I have such a sweet tooth, I have far to many cravings :-)

  2. Nina @ DailyKale

    Charissa, this looks heavenly! I am so excited to have found your blog (it is fantastic!) and just connected with you on Twitter. Was so tickled–am also reading “Green for Life” (again!) Can’t wait to make this smoothie. Cheers, Nina

  3. Kelly

    Wow, I can’t wait to try this! Way healthier than those mocha coconut frappucchinos I’ve been craving lately!

  4. Tres Delicious

    So unique smoothy. I bet those coconut milk are as creamy as the commercial milk. I want this one.

  5. Ben

    I love my sweets and if they give me the proteins I need after my workouts then they’re even better. hehe.

  6. something_good

    wow, it looks delicious!!! desserts are the best!

  7. Faith

    Chocolate and coconut is definitely a favorite pairing! Mint and chocolate is another favorite of mine. I make something similar to this but with nut butter…soooo good! :)

  8. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I love chocolate protein smoothies. So delicious!

  9. Mark

    I love the smoothie. I make a protein smoothie every morning, and they never look as good as yours. I’m thinking ill invest a little more time and resources and make one of these. Wonderful.

  10. Jess @ littlegirlbigappetite

    MmM looks delish. I like chocolate and coffee together!

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    Thanks for the delicious recipi. Loved it!

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