Cocoa And Almond Protein Smoothie

I love the fruity taste of berries, but sometime you’re just craving a little chocolate goodness! Here’s another powerhouse smoothie. πŸ™‚Β  Cacao nibs are on my personal list of superfoods, and I love their intense chocolate flavour, paired with bananas and almonds…there’s a lot of greatness in this smoothie!

Cocoa And Almond Protein Smoothie

Cocoa And Almond Protein Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen...I keep chopped frozen bananas in the freezer)
  • 1 cup cup organic vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup organic yogurt of choice (plain, greek, or coconut)
  • ½ cup ice cubes (optional)
  • ½ scoop chocolate protein powder of choice (vega or sunwarrior)
  • 1 tbsp salba (or ground flax or chia)
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  1. Mix Salba with ½ water until blended (otherwise it'll clump in your smoothie). Add all ingredient to blender and mix until smooth.
Nutritional information will vary with choice of protein powder.

Vit A: 11%
Vit C: 16.3%
Calcium: 77.3%
Iron: 15.1%
Nutrition Information
Calories: 388 Fat: 19.2g Carbohydrates: 44.2g Sugar: 17.9g Sodium: 312.7g Fiber: 15.2g Protein: 22.8g



With the antioxidant of salba (more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested to date and incredible has 4 times the amount of antioxidants than green tea!) and chocolate goodness of cacao nibs, the potassium of bananas and the high protein and fiber from almond butter (not to mention is a ‘good’ fat!) this is a great post workout meal!Β  This recipe is a good source of protein, potassium, fiber and calcium (If you require more protein, add a full scoop of powder vice half).Β  It’s quick and easy to put together (especially with frozen fruit), and it’s light and refreshing (not as thick as usual smoothies). Enjoy!


  1. Christine Soutar says:

    Where can I buy the last 4 ingredients? Would they be in the grocery store or a health food store?

  2. Maca powder, cacao nibs and almond butter can be found at Bulk Barn. They are also in the health food section of the grocery store and health stores, but I’ve found that it’s cheapest at Bulk Barn overall. They might seem expensive, but you don’t require large amounts at a time so it lasts a good while. As for protein powder, the best I’ve found to date is Body Logix (vanilla or chocolate) and it’s sold at Shoppers (frequently goes on sale). Because the protein is so high (20g+) I usually only use a 1/2 scoop. It’s not completely clean eating, but the best, and tastiest I’ve found. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi – I dont see salba in this recipe but the first line says to mix salba with 1/2 cup of water. How much salba should we use? THANKS!

  4. This looks and sounds awesome! Glad to have found your website today! πŸ™‚


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