Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie

dark chocolate sea salt
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Picking a quality protein powder is crucial when whirling a breakfast or post-workout smoothie together.

“A great vegan blend could be an organic plant protein; or for those who don’t have issues with lactose, grass-fed whey is my go-to,” says Kelly LeVeque holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach. “For those who don’t want to add protein powder, a good replacement is 3-5 tablespoons of hemp hearts. They’re a great protein source that also adds a little fat.”

This dark chocolate sea salt smoothie recipe below—from LeVeque’s new book Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Foreveris a prime example of a low-sugar, high-protein shake that’ll fuel your body with the right nutrients.

Nutritional information (per serving):

  • 18g fat
  • 15 carbs
  • 8g fiber
  • 29g protein

Prep time

5 min.

  • 1 serving organic chocolate plant protein
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp organic black chia seeds
  • Handful of spinach
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp organic cacao nibs
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until fully incorporated.