This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CocoaVia® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
This chocolate espresso coconut smoothie is the perfect afternoon treat and pick me up.
Every day around 3-4pm I hit a wall. It’s like clockwork because it doesn’t matter what day, what I ate, what I’m doing, come 3pm all I want to do is take a nap. Except I don’t really do naps because I can never fall asleep once I start thinking about how soon I have to get back up. Ugh…
To exacerbate the issue, I’ve been working out at 3pm lately and the last thing I want to do is walk into crossfit feeling like I’m about to fall asleep.
Enter espresso. My lifeline.
I’ve been throwing back the good stuff lately either solo, mixed with some milk or most recently, in this smoothie and I have to say, when you mix it with chocolate and coconut it’s pretty legit.
Normally, I’ll add cocoa powder but lately, I’ve been adding a packet of the sweetened chocolate CocoaVia® instead to get the added Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols.
Everyone thinks the darker the chocolate, the better it is for you but the truth is, the cocoa flavanols are where the true benefits come from. CocoaVia® guarantees the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols in supplement form.
Cocoa flavanols are naturally found in cocoa beans and can help support your cardiovascular system and exercise performance. I’ll take both of those for crossfit workouts, please.
You can add the CocoaVia® packets to oats, coffee, yogurt, protein shakes, etc. but I happen to be loving it in this smoothie.
See ya, 3pm slump.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 ounces brewed espresso
- 1 packet CocoaVia® dark chocolate sweetened
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- pinch of kosher salt
- liquid sweetener of choice (optional)
- handful of ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.