Sometimes I like a little heat.
Sometimes I like a little sweet.
Sometime I like them together.

I think the person that first paired chilies and chocolate was a genius. According to The History Channel, that honor goes to the Aztecs. They were the first to take the cacao bean and mix it into a paste with water, honey, chilies, vanilla and other spices to make a chocolate drink. Now recipes for Mexican hot chocolate are quite common.

If you’re a fan of chocolate with a little kick you’re going to love my Chocolate Cherry Bomb Protein Shake. The combo of chocolate whey protein and tart cherry juice are perfect for workout recovery. The addition of a small square of Dagoba Xocolatl Dark Chocolate adds some extra antioxidants along with a hint of fire. It’s so delicious you’ll want to chug it but the heat will make you slow down.

Chocolate Cherry Bomb Protein Shake

  • 1 serving True Athlete Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 oz tart cherry juice
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond coconut milk
  • 1 square Dagoba Xocolatl Dark Chocolate
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Add all ingredients into your favorite blender and blend until well combined. Pour and serve immediately.

Yield: 1 Shake
Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: NA
Serving: 1 Shake

Per Serving: Calories 217; Total Fat 8g; (Sat Fat 4g, Trans 0g, Poly Fat 0g, Mono Fat 0g); Protein 22g; Carb 18g; Fiber 3g; Sugars 10g; Cholesterol 65mg; Sodium 219mg

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