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Spiced Cocoa, Coffee, and Chia Smoothie

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    Spiced Cocoa, Coffee, and Chia Smoothie

    Caffeine is a powerful pre-workout tool. Used in moderation, a cup of coffee, or better yet, a chocolatey coffee smoothie, may increase the duration of your workout.

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    Tip

    If you’re sensitive to caffeine, use herbal coffee substitute or loose-leaf Earl Grey tea instead of coffee.

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    Spiced Cocoa, Coffee, and Chia Smoothie

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened plain almond milk, plus more to thin
    • 1 banana, peeled, halved and frozen
    • 2 tsp (10 mL) chia seeds
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chocolate protein powder or natural peanut butter
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) cocoa powder
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey or maple syrup
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground coffee beans
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground dried ginger
    • 2 ice cubes
    • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) whole coffee beans (optional)

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories484
    • protein14g
    • fat25g
      • saturated fat4g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates63g
      • sugars35g
      • fibre14g
    • sodium192mg

    Directions

    01

    Add all ingredients except whole coffee beans in order listed to high-speed blender. Blend until smooth, thinning with additional almond milk as needed. Pour smoothie into glass and garnish with whole coffee beans, if using. Serve.

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