Healthy Drink Chocoholic Smoothie Recipe

Are You a Chocoholic?

We all feel happier after eating chocolate, and just being happy gives your immune system a jump-start.

But there’s more to it than that; chocolate is a source of immune-boosting phytochemicals. Bananas are nature’s miracle fast-food, providing energy and essential nutrients that the body needs in order to stay fit and well.

The benefits of friendly bacteria, a good dose of your daily requirement of calcium, and the mood-enhancing benefits in nutmeg mean you’ll soon be back for more of this one.

 

 

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Serves 2

1 banana 400ml or 14fl oz plain live yoghurt

1 heaped tbsp organic chocolate powder

2 small pinches of nutmeg

Note: This delicious smoothie works just as well if you substitute six large strawberries for the banana.

 

1. Peel and chop the banana.

2. Put the banana into a blender with the yoghurt and chocolate powder.

3. Whizz until smooth.

4. Serve with the nutmeg sprinkled on top.

 

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Theobromine from chocolate and myristicine from nutmeg are two plant chemicals that have mood-enhancing properties. Nutmeg also helps sleep and improves digestion, both of which are good for the immune system. Beneficial bacteria in live yoghurt produce by-products that are absorbed directly through the intestinal lining and play a very important part in strengthening natural immunity. Potassium from the banana and calcium from the yoghurt are just an added bonus.

23. April 2011 by Sue
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