[RECIPE] Cacao Powerhouse Porridge

Start your day the right way with a hearty serving of energy and nutrient-dense ingredients to power you through your day.


Cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds, including beneficial flavonoids which offer powerful antioxidant effects. It is also a source of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur and EFAs.


  1. Combine almond butter, ice, banana, cacao and ¼ cup coconut milk in a high speed blender.
  2. Mixed the whey powder into the remaining coconut milk to create a think paste with porridge-like consistency.
  3. Mix in blended ingredients until smooth.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Natural macadamia nut butter is a good alternative to peanut butters because it is a lower carb option. Peanuts aren’t technically nuts – they’re legumes, whereas macadamias are tree nuts, which makes them low in carbs and rich in healthy fats, as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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