Chocolate for breakfast?  Yes please.  This smoothie brings me back to Sunday mornings when I would drink chocolate milk and watch cartoons.  Chia seeds and flax seeds give it a thick, almost milk-shake like texture, the cayenne pepper and salt give it a sophisticated flavor palate, while the raw cacao tastes dang good— and fills you up on antioxidants and vital nutrients.

This is a perfect way to start ANY day.

Spiced chocolate breakfast smoothie

  • ½ cup milk alternative
  • 1 cup water
  • 2.5 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • ½ scoop natural protein powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 pinches of cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 7 drops of stevia (I use vanilla crème)

Put everything in a blender and mix until all the seeds are broken down and the texture is smooth and creamy.

Quinn Asteak is a featured In The Kitchen contributor and an holistic-health coach/ cooking teacher teaching people to have fun in the kitchen! For more about her click here for her full bio and all of her articles!

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This recipe was cooked up by Quinn Asteak, the owner of Health Coach Quinn and a co-founder of {Healthy} Cooking Camp, which both aim to teach people that cooking with whole foods can be easy, enjoyable and totally forking delicious. She is incredibly passionate about showing our Bella Beauties how to kill it in the kitchen, all with your health in mind. Want to ask Quinn a question about one of her recipes? Leave her a comment below and she will make sure you have all the cooking confidence you need! To learn more about Quinn Asteak or to connect with her further, visit her Bella Life profile here.

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