Healthy Recipe: InVite®’s Chocolate Raspberry Shake
Featured in our latest catalog, InVite®’s Chocolate Raspberry Shake combines Vanilla Whey Protein and Cocoa Hx® with an assortment of other healthy ingredients for a healthy and delicious treat. This nutritious shake will give you a great energy boost to get you through the day!
Try InVite®’s Chocolate Raspberry Shake recipe today and let us know what you think!
- 1 scoop InVite® Vanilla Whey Protein
- 10 oz. Almond or Coconut Milk
- ½ tsp. Honey
- 1 cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 scoop Cocoa Hx®
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh raspberries.
With its complete spectrum of essential amino acids, protein provides the building blocks your body needs for daily functioning. The average adult needs 48-60 grams of protein per day from a variety of food and/or supplement sources. The elderly, athletes, and those who are very active may have a more difficult time keeping up with these nutritional demands. Whey protein powder isolate may be the most efficient source of protein for tissue repair, as well as muscle recovery and strength.
Chocolate is one of nature’s most powerful super foods. It its natural form, it contains a wide variety of minerals, vitamins and antioxidant flavonoids that offer great health benefits. But the benefits of chocolate are generally reversed when milk, cholesterol from milk solids, and/or an enormous amount of refined sugar are added. Cocoa is naturally bitter in flavor so chocolate bars require a lot of sweetening. When cocoa is cooked, it becomes even more bitter.
Chocolate in its natural form (without the additives) includes essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc, as well as the Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. In addition, it has polyphenols similar to those found in wine that offer excellent antioxidant protection. These beneficial antioxidants increase circulation to the brain and heart, improving healthy blood flow. They also help to reduce the blood’s clotting function, potentially decreasing your risk of blood and cardiovascular related health issues. Together, these agents help improve various areas of health such as circulation, energy and mood. Flavonols appear to be the substances in cocoa that are responsible for boosting heart health and keeping blood pressure in the normal range. These substances appear to improve the bioavailability of nitric oxide from the cells that line the inner wall of blood vessels: