Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Smoothies are so rich and fudgy, they taste more like a chocolate milkshake than a meal. A nutritious, chocolaty breakfast, ready in less than five minutes! This post is sponsored by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, but all thoughts are my own.
A new school year brings about more that just reading, writing, and arithmetic in the Comfortably Domestic house. Not only does our new school year begin in August, but another soccer season begins as well. Our fall soccer season is currently underway.
Our academic life is currently punctuated by soccer practices for multiple kids on multiple teams, high school Varsity games both near and far, and my trying to manage coaching my own little team while keeping our athletic league’s soccer related administrative stuff in order. We’re all soccer, all the time, five to six days out of the week. I wouldn’t change a thing!
My goodness! Just reading all of that wears me out. Would you believe that somehow it sounds less crazy in my head?
In the midst of it all, it’s essential that I stay organized by having a slew of easy, healthy, and delicious recipes in my arsenal. Chocolate Breakfast Smoothies are a speedy way to get a punch of much needed nutrition to keep my family going. The fact that sipping on a thick and fudgy smoothie tastes just like drinking a chocolate milkshake is a delightful bonus! Who doesn’t want a legitimate reason to have chocolate as a meal?
Despite the name, healthy chocolate breakfast smoothies aren’t just for breakfast.
Since we always come home tired and ravenous after a few hours on the field, I often make these smoothies as a post-soccer snack. Studies have shown that chocolate milk is an ideal recovery drink after intense exercise because it contains nine essential nutrients.
Chocolate Breakfast Smoothies contain loads of protein to build lean muscles, Vitamin D and calcium to maintain strong bones, potassium to help regulate the balance of body fluids and blood pressure, as well as Vitamins A & B12 for a healthy immune system. Due to the added sugar, chocolate milk also boasts the optimal carbohydrate to protein ratio to help muscles recover and refuel.
See what I did there? I totally justified chocolate as a meal! Score one for the Food Blogger!
Then make healthy chocolate breakfast smoothies, for a winning meal or snack anytime.
Thanks to Milk Means More – United Dairy Industry of Michigan for sponsoring this recipe! I was inspired to develop a Better Back to School Breakfast recipe using Michigan dairy products. All opinions are my own. Milk Means More represents dedicated, hard working Michigan dairy farmers that provide fresh, wholesome milk, cheese and yogurt to families.
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