Some like it hot: Devil’s food shake

There’s something daring about the idea of chill and chocolate which excites the brain. Walking past Bean Bar on the way to the gym they have a poster which says “chilli hot chocolate, do you dare?”. I like a challenge. When someone says ‘you can’t eat xxx, can you?”, the stubborn girl in me fires up. It was the same with this poster, except it triggered a great supershake idea.

Devil’s Food Shake

  • 1 cup chocolate tea
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate protien powder (ladybird rice for me)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (makes it creamy)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped beetroot leaves
  • 2 small plums
  • a dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder

Make the tea and whisk in the cocoa. Allow to cool slightly so the protein powder doesn’t clump and blend with remaining ingredients.

This image was originally posted to Flickr as Red hot in Sukawati. by Farl

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book