All the goodness of chocolate with the Portland Juice Co. commitment to health and nutrition! A chocolate smoothie packed with protein and natural energizers!
Native to Peru, Maca powder has extensive health benefits. It has been shown to have fertility-enhancing properties and have the potential to prevent UV radiation to the skin and several diseases. Looking for a boost of energy without the jitters and crash of caffeine? Maca powder will help you shake off that morning fatigue as a natural source of energy and doesn’t come with all the negative side effects of caffeine! This root powder can also improve mood, memory, and stress levels. You can also find maca powder in our Energy smoothie!
Not to be confused with chocolate liqueur, which is alcoholic, chocolate liquor is the solid form of cocoa. This helps give the smoothie its chocolate flavor and omits the unhealthy fats and sugars of most chocolates. As a result, you can utilize all the benefits of chocolate that are usually masked by additives. Consuming chocolate can even increase your serotonin levels. Additionally, the healthy chocolates in this smoothie can help regulate blood sugar!
Cacao beans are native to American continents and have been enjoyed for centuries. Now it is one of the beloved treats in the world. So what’s the difference between cocoa and cacao? Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans. This process retains the living enzymes, meaning you still get all the nutrients, while it removes the fat. Cacao beans contain antioxidants that promote general health and protect against disease. Among all this, cacao is also a great energy booster. This is because it contains components that have a similar structure to caffeine.
The Balance has the perfect creamy texture that makes the perfect smoothie. The bananas and dates add a natural sweetness, but do not overpower the delicious chocolate flavor.