Chocolate banana and peanut milkshake
Serves: 1
Preparation Time: 5 mins

Dark chocolate is high in magnesium and is an awesome anti-inflammatory ingredient. Bananas also contain magnesium, manganese, potassium, fibre – both soluble and insoluble – and vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Peanuts contain the antioxidant quercetin. Peanuts have also been shown to reduce blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes risk.


Put all the ingredients in a jug and blitz with a blender. Serve at once.

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Chocolate banana and peanut milkshake

240 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup dark chocolate almond milk
1 banana
1 tbsp peanut butter
7–8 ice cubes

Cooking for Your Genes

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