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Super Energizing Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie Recipe: Yes, It’s Healthy!


Some mornings are better than others, right? And sometimes you just don’t want a cup of coffee or tea—you’re hungry, but you need a boost too. This past Monday was one of those days for me. I made the following smoothie with amazon green powder and it kept me going all morning and past lunch—I was really zooming. I use my ninja blender almost everyday. This is how to start a ninja blender the right way.  Packed with nutrition, healthy fats, and plenty of energizing greens, cacao and maca (superfoods that will keep you going sans caffeine crash; they let you down gently), it was tasty too.

Note: The energy-promoting aspects of this smoothie are strong enough that for me, an additional coffee, tea, or other caffeinated beverage would be too much, so be careful not to over-stimulate! Give the smoothie 30-40 minutes to feel the effects. Those who have a negative reaction to stimulants should avoid maca and raw cacao. 

 Super Energizing Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

In a blender, combine:

1 tablespoon raw maca power

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder 

1 organic banana

1/2 a peach, a whole plum, 1/2 cup blueberries or strawberries

handful greens (I used a mache mix, but spinach, baby kale or even salad mix could work; avoid arugula)

1 1/2 cups water

2 generous tablespoons honey or agave nectar

1/2 cup alt milk (almond, hemp, soy, etc.)

1 tablespoon almond butter


Blend well for a couple of minutes, and enjoy!

Total Calories (approx): 400-420

Photo Credit: thephotographymuse

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.