If you’re anything like us, then you love getting the most out of your pre-workout snacks. Our brand ambassador Nourishing Amelia has whipped up an awesome recipe for a Peanut mocha shake that'll give you that extra boost you need to power you through your workout.
Using our very own Chocolate Caramel coffee, Amelia has created a shake that has everyone wanting more! It’s super healthy and has tonnes of health benefits…
THE INGREDIENTS AND THEIR BENEFITS
We’ve spoken about how coffee and exercise work together before. Caffeine is an awesome fuel when it comes to faster recovery after your workout as well as alertness, increased endurance and even helps increase your focus and power.
Cacao is our favourite. It’s a well-known fatigue fighter and a great source of iron which tastes super good. It's even a natural mood elevator and also known as an anti-depressant too!
In this shake, we used peanut butter (but you can swap with a nut butter of your choice) which is packed with health benefits including healthy fats (YAY) and also has slow releasing energy to help power you through the day.
Everyone knows that bananas are a key ingredient to any shake, they give it that texture we love, help us reach our 5 a day and have slow releasing energy too.
Making shakes sweet can sometimes be a bit tricky when you have a few bitter things in there, but our Chocolate Caramel coffee along with a bit of coconut sugar really does the trick. There’s no refined sugar in this shake so you don’t have to worry about any nasties whatsoever.
Another element of sweetness in here is dates. Now these bad boys are the bee’s knees when it comes to goodness, they help to regulate your digestive system, boost your energy and strengthen your bones!
And the last (but definitely not least) ingredient is oat milk. Now we’ve used Minor Figures Oat Milk which rocks, but you can use any other plant-based milk here. Oat milk contains 10 minerals and 15 vitamins so you’re definitely on to a winner here to nail that workout.
We can hear you say, “all that from a shake?” You betcha! So, here’s how to make it…
- 1/2 banana
- 4g cacao
- 4g of Little’s coffee dissolved in 160ml water
- 20g peanut butter
- 15g coconut sugar mixed with 10ml water
- 80g ice
- 13g dates
- 200ml milk
- Start by dissolving Little’s Chocolate Caramel Instant Coffee in 160ml hot water
- Add the coffee and oat milk to a blender along with all the other ingredients
- Blend until smooth and creamy!
We hope you enjoy this delicious Peanut Mocha Shake, folks! Be sure to share your creations and tag us (@wearelittles) and Nourishing Amelia (@nourishingamelia) in your posts!