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Cacao Berry Smoothie Recipe | Chocolate Berry Smoothie

Smoothie: Cocao Berry

Looking for chocolate, but know that's not what you should be eating? I might just have something to distract you and satisfy your craving. This cocao berry smoothie is good for you and you won't even know that this isn't naughty.

Adding a cacao berry smoothie to your daily routine can be good for your health. This drink is packed with nutrients. It mixes the antioxidant power of berries with the energy boost of cacao. It's a great choice for breakfast or a midday snack. The blend of flavours is not only refreshing but also satisfying.

This is a rich combination that is sweet, chocolatey, and smooth. It is also filling, so by the time you drink it you should have forgotten about that high-calorie snack you were thinking about reaching for.

The cacao berry smoothie's versatility makes it a favourite. To enhance its nutritional profile, you can customize it with chia seeds, flaxseeds, or a handful of spinach. This flexibility ensures that you never get bored and always have a healthy option at hand.

Berry are naturally sweet, and for those with a sweet tooth, they combine with the rich taste of cacao to make a delightful treat. It feels indulgent but is actually good for you. It's a great way to satisfy cravings without resorting to unhealthy snacks, making it easier to stick to your health goals.

This smoothie is good for you and you won't even know that this isn't naughty.

I came up with this one after a long Monday and zapped energy after walking to the dog. I wanted something sweet but didn't want to reach for the high-calorie-dense treats. I am sure many of us can relate to the Monday energy slump after a weekend. Any energy slump can be calorie risky. So before you grab the calorie-dense food have a try of this recipe.

Any non-dairy milk is a good option. I like oats because I find them to have a creamier taste than some of the other options. I urge you to try the basil as it will lift the berry flavours, but no biggie if it's not handy. Also, I prefer frozen fruit as it is more cost-effective, stores longer, and cools the temperature of the smoothie down.

A cacao berry smoothie is a delicious and nutritious option and is quick and easy to prepare. Whether you’re rushing out the door in the morning or need a quick post-workout refuel, you can make this smoothie in minutes. It's a handy and healthy fix for busy lives.

Reasons to Make Cacao Chocolate Berry Smoothie Recipe 

A berry smoothie is a tasty and healthy treat you can enjoy anytime. Make one by blending different types of berries. Berries are rich in antioxidants that help keep you healthy. You can use blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a mix of them. These berries add natural sweetness and a beautiful colour to your smoothie.

Blueberries are also a great addition to your smoothie. A blueberry smoothie is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Blueberries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which are good for your immune system. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in your smoothie for a burst of flavour and health benefits.

Cacao Powder

Adding cacao powder to your smoothie gives it a rich chocolate flavour. It does this without the extra sugar. Cacao powder is different from cocoa powder because it’s less processed. This means it retains more nutrients. Try this recipe with a tablespoon of organic cacao powder for a yummy and nutritious drink.

Healthy Additions

You can boost your smoothie’s nutrition with healthy add-ins. Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and protein powder are great options. Chia seeds add omega-3 fatty acids and fibre, while protein powder can help keep you full longer. You can also add almond butter for extra protein and healthy fats. Experiment with different add-ins to find your favourite combination.

Smoothie Recipe with Banana

Bananas are a popular ingredient in smoothies because they add natural sweetness. They also and creaminess. A smoothie recipe with banana, almond milk, and a handful of spinach makes for a delicious and healthy drink. Bananas are also a good source of potassium, which is important for your heart health.

Blender Tips

Using a good blender is key to making a smooth and creamy smoothie. Start by blending your liquid and greens first, then add the rest of the ingredients. If you like your smoothie super creamy, use frozen fruits like frozen bananas or frozen blueberries. This also makes the smoothie cold and refreshing.

Vanilla and Sweeteners

For extra flavour, add a bit of vanilla extract or a teaspoon of maple syrup to your smoothie. If you prefer a sugar-free option and aren't opposed to sweeteners, a few drops of liquid stevia. It can add sweetness without the extra calories. These small additions can make your smoothie taste like a delicious dessert.

Substitutes for Dairy Milk

If you're avoiding dairy, you can use almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk in your smoothies. Almond milk adds a nutty flavour, while coconut milk makes the smoothie super creamy. Oat milk is also a great option as it’s naturally sweet and smooth. These substitutes are great for anyone who is lactose intolerant or following a plant-based diet.

Total Nutritional Profile

Nutritional values will vary depending on brands and berry mix. Approximate total nutritional values:

  • Calories: 403 - 433 calories

  • Carbohydrates: 46 - 56 g

  • Protein: 11.3 g

  • Fat: 8.2 g

  • Fibre: 11.4 g

  • Sugars: 18.5 - 26 g

Vitamins and Minerals: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids

Cacao Berry | Chocolate Berry Smoothie Recipe

cocao berry smoothie ingredients


  • 1 ½ cups of oat mylk

  • 1 sprig basil

  • 1 dried date

  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds

  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

  • 2 cups of spinach

  • 1 cup of dark berries (I used a premix of frozen cherries, blackberries, and currants)


cocao berry smoothie
  1. Prepare Ingredients: Remove basil leaves from the sprig and wash. Pit and chop the dried date. Measure 1 tbsp each of flaxseeds and cacao powder. Ensure frozen berries are ready.

  2. Blend Smoothie: In a blender, combine oat milk, basil, dried date, flaxseeds, cacao powder, spinach, and dark berries.

  3. Blend Until Smooth: Gradually increase blender speed from low to high. Blend until the mixture is smooth and well-mixed.

  4. Check Consistency: Pause the blender to check the consistency. Add more oat milk if too thick.

  5. Serve: Pour smoothie into glasses and enjoy.

If you're looking for something fibre-rich to boost gut health, read Digestive Smoothie: Carrot-Pear Radiance Splash.


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