As I have mentioned before, I love to work out in the mornings. I always feel better the rest of the day after getting through a tough workout!. Sometimes I feel like I get bored of the same breakfast every day, so I love to come up with new choices to keep things interesting!

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It’s great having options for breakfast, and this Dark Chocolate Banana Breakfast Shake is a great choice to help you start your day! I love this shake because it is so healthy and tastes amazing! I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate in the morning? What else makes this breakfast option so great, is that it’s full of omega 3 fats from the flax seeds and cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory. The chocolate milk is actually a great way to restore electrolytes after a workout. These great ingredients mixed together make this drink a perfect way to refuel your body!

This creamy shake is one of my favourite breakfast options and sometimes I honestly can’t wait to make them! Have them for just a regular weekend on-the-go, or after a tough workout. You will be able to take on the day!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 frozen ripe banana
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups skim chocolate milk
1 Tbsp ground flax or chia seeds
½ tsp vanilla extra
Pinch cinnamon

Directions:
1. Break frozen banana into the blender. Add cocoa powder, chocolate milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour breakfast shake into chilled glasses and serve.

amanda riva Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients. 

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