I blend 1 cup of organic, unsweetened coconut milk or raw milk with 1 cup of pineapple and 2 tablespoons of organic 100% cacao powder or cacao nibs, 1 teaspoon of maca root powder, and 1-2 tblspns of chia seeds. After that you can add some raw pasture (real cage-free) eggs to the mix like in my Rocky Balboa Muscle Building Smoothie. If you are vegan simply toss in walnuts or almonds in place of the eggs.
The pineapple has an enzyme in it called Bromelian. Bromelian breaks down proteins as well as is anti-inflammatory. Both are great benefits that I want. It also has just enough natural sugar to sweeten the shake so that the chocolate isn't as bitter.
You can pick up a bag of Navitas Naturals cacao powder at Whole Foods, Fruitful Yield, or other health food stores. It has ZERO sugars in it.
This is soooooo good tasting and very, very beneficial for overall recovery cause of the high antioxidants, enzymes, protein, and super healthy fats. Personally I've experienced great results on this recovery smoothie and it's also much, much cheaper than most anything else. Many of the old school strong men, like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Big Lou Ferrigno, used to drink chocolate milk after their workouts. So this is something I've known about for a while and it definitely works. Sometimes the best things are the simpliest things. No need for fancy and expensive supplements. Stick with what works and always stick with the basics.