Prepare this chocolate and banana shake to ensure a day full of good humor and energy naturally. It is an exquisite chocolate shake to fill you energy because it is prepared carefully with ingredients that blend seamlessly, also resulting in an excellent and delicious drink that you would not want to miss, as well as a delight appreciation of taste and flavor, boost your mood for a morning full of lasting work.
Why this chocolate shake has properties to efficiently cheer you up?
If you are like most of the Western world, probably you ever wondered why chocolate can be as addictive in addition to having a rich lingering sweet flavor. Well, it has to do with your brain chemistry and brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters.
What are the neurotransmitters? They act as messengers or small power brokers running around in our brain that tells the body what to do. Orchestrate our mood, influence our thought patterns, and affect our energy levels, alertness, concentration and drowsiness.
Cocoa contains everything to pull the good mood in you. For example, it contains a molecule called anandamide – known as the molecule of happiness, which creates a feeling of euphoria.
Another compound which improves the mood found in cocoa, is the PEA or phenylethylamine, which causes the release of endorphins and opium-like pleasant neurotransmitters. These are often naturally released when we fall in love and during sexual activity. (The only other food on earth containing PEA is blue-green algae.)
As if that were not enough, cocoa balances hormones, increases brain levels of serotonin, the brain chemical that makes you feel good. When women experience PMS (Pre Menstrual Syndrome), serotonin levels drop dramatically. It has been proven that one of the benefits of cocoa is to increase brain levels of calming hormones and restore the sense of wellbeing.
Pumpkin seeds to oxygenate the brain
This nutritious drink with chocolate also features pumpkin seeds which are rich in tryptophan and coconut, which loads with medium-chain triglycerides are fats that keep your oxygenate, healthy and happy brain.
These ingredients are together a perfect combination for your stomach and your brain. For example cocoa butter is also adding an extra delicious flavor, it increases your metabolism, which helps in weight loss and increases energy levels. It is also fill with healthy fats, so you feel full longer, and also has essential amino acids, calcium and magnesium.
What are you waiting put to work now and get your ingredients immediately to prepare your chocolate and banana smoothie for your breakfast or snack to lift your day even more day.
Chocolate shake to have good mood
Boost your mood every morning with this delicious smoothie for your breakfast or snack and give your body the necessary energy for a busy performance day.
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 tablespoons oat gluten
- 1 ½ tablespoons protein powder (of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon butter coconut
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- ½ cup ice
- Stevia, honey or preferred sweetener (optional)
1. Add all ingredients in a high speed mixer until all ingredients are fully incorporated. The batter should be thick and creamy, but feel free to add more milk or ice to adjust the consistency.
2. Cover with additional pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs, hemp seeds or coconut flakes, if you have them on hand, and enjoy!
Chocolate shake and coffee – Mocha to boost morale
We also have another delicious and energizing smoothie recipe for a chocolate that does wonders with energy. It is another option to increase the pace of your daily life. In this liquid also adding a touch with cocoa, we will give a touch of coffee for a stronger momentum. For a day full of activity and functionality.
- 1 frozen banana cut
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup bean coffee -prepared your choice and at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 dates or natural sweetener of your choice (optional)
- 1 tablespoon butter coconut
- 2 drops vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
Instructions: Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Place chia seeds on top and let stand a few minutes. Does about 1 serving.