Chocolate Protein Fertility Smoothie Bowl

Need some ideas on how to incorporate your Vivalex – Reproductive Blend into your daily routine (other than straight up in a glass of water)?  Look no further than this delicious and creamy Choc Protein Smoothie Bowl! 

Once you have had one of our Choc Protein Reproductive Smoothie Bowl’s for breakfast, you will not want to start the day any other way. We’re not sure whether it’s the delicious flavour that makes you believe you’re having a wicked treat or the fact that is bursting with goodness that is the highlight of this recipe…. Let’s put it down as a tie!

Other than the fact chocolate just generally boosts many a mood and makes you feel generally fantastic (who doesn’t like chocolate right?), the “good” kind of chocolate also has some pretty incredible benefits other than just a big smile. Cacao is loaded with minerals, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and zinc all supporting hormonal balance. These minerals also support general fertility health including healthy eggs and sperm and regular ovulation function.

Zinc is an important mineral for women who are wanting to become pregnant, it contributes towards regulating normal hormone function, ovulation and cell division. It is important women ensure they are consuming the recommended daily dose of zinc either through the food they are eating or supplements as our bodies do not store zinc. 

Magnesium is another mineral that is important on the fertility journey too. Magnesium can help support your emotional health (feelings of overwhelm, depression, irritability) and the symptoms of fatigue. These are significant areas of your health that should not go unaddressed as the journey of fertility, pre-conception, to pregnancy can be quite a ride.

In case you were looking for a good enough “excuse” to start your day with a “chocolatey treat”, you now have one! Enjoy this bowl of deliciousness with absolute pleasure knowing that it is going to nurture you mind, body and soul!

chocolate fertility smoothie bowl

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Fertility Smoothie Bowl:

1 1/2    Lg                    Frozen bananas, cut in chunks

1/4       cup                  Frozen avocado, cut in cubes

1          sachet             Vivalex Reproductive Blend 

2 - 3     Tbsp                Raw cacao powder, adjust to taste

1 -2      Tbsp                Hemp protein powder

1/3       Cup                 Coconut milk, from carton (or milk of choice)

1          tsp                   Vanilla extract

2          tbsp                 Almond butter

2          Lg                    Medjool dates, pitted

1/4       cup                  Ice

To serve:

Berries (of choice), fresh or frozen

Cacao nibs

Instructions:

  1. Add all smoothie bowl ingredients to a high speed blender with a metal blade. Blend on high speed for 1 minute, scraping down the sides if needed. Add a little extra liquid if thinner consistency is desired and re blend.
  2. Spoon the smoothie mixture between into a serving bowl and top with berries of choice and a sprinkle of cacao nibs. Serve immediately.

     

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