Sometime, a beautiful purple, green or yellow smoothie is not going to do the job! So, 3 years ago I embarked on a fairly long journey to convince my pre-teen Rugby mad son that I could make him a healthy, nutritious and energy boosting shake he would be proud to take to rugby training. The aim of the game was to avoid him bowing down to the peer pressure of gulping a fluorescent blue or orange energy drink! Today, I can happily report that I have now been making this shake every Sunday morning for the past 18 months and it is always happily consumed entirely!
1 block of frozen spinach
1 tablespoon of almond butter
1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
milk of choice (almond milk is our favourite for creaminess and extra protein)
In a nutribullet, or similar, add all the dry ingredients , fill up to the Max line with half coconut water, half milk and blend until smooth.
Give it a go!
THE HEALTH BOOST TIP
This shake has all the best ingredients to sustain a long match or training session. A fantastic mix of protein, fibres, natural sugars and hydration wrapped up in everyone's favourite shake flavour...yes... chocolate! Raw cacao powder is the best and purest form you can use and is rich in antioxydants and minerals