Dark Chocolate Brownie Workout Smoothie (dairy-free, gluten-free,vegan)
Eating healthy chocolate before a workout does amazing things.
You probably know that eating dark chocolate daily is considered a healthy move.
Specifically, sports scientists say, this is because dark chocolate has a substance called “Epicatechin” that does all sorts of good things to the body: including supporting skin elasticity, lower cholestrol, suppresses appetite. And the benefit that supports your workout is its ability to increase your blood flow, and boost your cardiac activity!
So a smoothie like this is the perfect pre-workout meal! It is also great after because of dark chocolate’s healthy antioxidants that fight free radicals and act as anti-inflammatories, which can help with post-workout recovery.
And of course the potassium in bananas, protein in the nut milk, and fiber in the rolled oats all contribute to pre-workout endurance, and post-workout recovery as well, so this smoothie is a win-win if you want a great workout, or have a super energetic schedule that day. Good luck!
Blend, and serve.
- Either pour in a bowl and top with popped quinoa, rolled oats, and chocolate chips. OR pour in a glass and drink with a straw. Perfect before a workout to energize, also perfect to replenish when you are done. Enjoy!