This Chocolate Shake Will Help You Crush Your Next Workout


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Chocolatey goodness for the win!

Chocolate isn’t just a treat. It has way more nutritional uses than you think. The theory: People need fat for fuel, especially if they’re going to be sweating it out all day. This chocolate shake recipe is inspired by a blog post on TheHubSA.co.za, a popular South African online cycling forum.

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Chocolate Shake: What You Need

150ml full-cream milk
50g butter
50ml cream
200ml coconut cream
1 tbsp sugar-free hot chocolate (or a good chunk of 80 percent couverture, or cocoa powder)
¼ tsp salt

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Method

1/ For the hot version, warm all the ingredients in a small saucepan, then blitz with a stick blender.
2/ For the cold one, simply blitz and enjoy.

TIP: Using this shake as a base, add fresh or frozen berries, vanilla extract or even some almond or macadamia nut butter. Feel free to add a sachet of xylitol or stevia if you’re looking for more sweetness.

SERVES 1. Per 467g serving: 5 518kJ, 135g fat (103g sat), 770mg sodium, 27g carbs, 5g fibre, 11g sugars, 15g protein

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