If you wake up in the morning needing a little energy boost to get you going, this recipe is for you. Made out of 5 superfoods, it provides a great start to the day – not to mention its chocolaty-peanutty flavour is absolutely mind-blowing! A guilt-free treat for all the chocolate lovers out there!

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1 cup of almond milk (or other plant milk of your choice)

2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter

1 tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseeds

1 ripe banana

1 tablespoon of raw cocoa powder

A couple of ice cubes


Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. That’s it!

This shake will keep you energized throughout the whole day! Here are just some of the amazing benefits of the shake’s components:

Almond milk – It contains minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. The other nutrients available in this milk include vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and vitamin E. It boosts immunity, repairs damaged skin, strengthens muscles, and reduces the risk of cancer and osteoporosis.

Peanut butter – A serving of peanut butter has 3 mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of muscle-friendly potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6. Research shows that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions.

Chia seeds – These power seeds contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.

Flaxseeds – Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities, are present in flaxseed at a level 75 to 800 times higher than in other plant foods. Flaxseed reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, helps maintain balanced blood sugar levels, and reduces inflammation in the body.

Banana – It’s a great source of potassium and vitamin B6. Potassium is an essential mineral which maintains proper heart function and regulates your blood pressure. It boosts energy and helps with digestion.

Cocoa powder – Raw cocoa powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and nearly four times the antioxidant power of your average dark chocolate and more than 20 times than that of blueberries. It fights free radicals and helps prevent aging processes and cancer.

About our Cary Weight Loss Center – A range of programs customized to your individual needs

Total HealthcareMD is not your typical weight loss clinic. We believe that everyone is unique, which is why they need their own customized weight loss plan. This is why we offer a range of different programs (see below for a list). These include:

Total HealthcareMD with its weight loss clinic in Cary, is proud to also provide weight loss services to patients in Apex (Apex weight loss) and the surrounding area.

Make an appointment at our medical weight loss clinic in Cary and learn that losing weight can actually be an enjoyable and effortless process. With your good intentions, you risk nothing by consulting our dietitians, but the effects you can achieve will astonish you. Visit us today – we look forward to helping you become the fittest and healthiest version of yourself.