PCOS-Friendly Chocolate Lover's Smoothie (Great for Masking Myo-Inositol Bitterness)
by Fran Jakubowicz on Oct 17, 2023
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can be managed with a good diet, and myo-inositol is often recommended as a supplement to help with insulin sensitivity and other symptoms. Here's a delicious PCOS-friendly chocolate smoothie recipe that should help mask the bitter taste of myo-inositol. This smoothie is rich in nutrients! Feel free to adjust the ingredients as needed based on your taste and dietary needs.
PCOS-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or another dairy-free milk of your choice)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (helps with satiety and provides omega-3s)
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp almond butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup (adjust based on your sweetness preference)
- 1 serving of myo-inositol (follow the recommended dosage on your supplement's packaging)
- A pinch of sea salt (this can enhance the chocolate flavor and mask bitterness)
- Optional: A small handful of spinach or kale for extra nutrients (the chocolate should mask the green taste)
- Optional: A scoop of protein powder (preferably plant-based) if you want to increase protein content
- Ice cubes (as needed for desired consistency)
- In a blender, add the almond milk first.
- Add in the ripe banana, chia seeds, unsweetened cocoa powder, almond butter, vanilla extract, and honey or maple syrup.
- If you're using spinach/kale or protein powder, add them next.
- Sprinkle in your dose of myo-inositol and the pinch of sea salt.
- Add ice cubes to your preference.
- Blend until smooth and creamy, ensuring all ingredients are well mixed and the myo-inositol is thoroughly incorporated.
- Taste and adjust sweetness if needed. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add more almond milk; if it's too thin, add more ice or banana.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!