This Simple Cacao Berries Smoothie is loaded with all the healthy nutrients that your body needs every day in order to thrive – vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein, fiber, phytonutrients and enzymes. It’s very easy to make, with a creamy texture and a natural cacao taste that you will love.
This is simply one of the best smoothies I’ve made so far. There’s no question about it! I know I’ve said this before but this recipe tops all the other wonderful smoothies.
This smoothie looks, smells and tastes amazing. It’s:
Easy to make
Packed with nutrients
What’s in the Simple Cacao Berries Smoothie?
Let’s break down this recipe piece by piece … or should I say ingredient by ingredient! Here’s what this smoothie is made of:
Blueberries – This smoothie is loaded with blueberries and who doesn’t like blueberries, right? Besides being delicious, blueberries are also loaded with phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals while being very low in carbs. Delicious!
Celery and Fennel – When it comes to blending smoothies, celery and fennel are two of my favorite green plants. They come with a special “green” taste while adding many nutrients to your smoothie. With time I learned how to appreciate celery and fennel and my smoothies changed for the better. Green!
Healthy Fats – I’ve included different sources of healthy fats (extra virgin coconut oil, avocado and coconut butter) that will help you tackle hunger but also provide your body the clean fuel that it needs in order to thrive.
Healthy fats have so many health benefits that I just don’t know where to start ….How about teaching your body how to burn fat for energy? keeping hunger away? mental clarity, more energy, better sleep? or how about keeping those hormones in their natural order? Good fats are here to stay because they are good for you. Amazing!
Whey Protein Powder – For this smoothie I used whey protein powder which is great if you want to recover fast after an intense training session (or when you need a quick protein boost).
If you’re eating vegan you can use pea protein or hemp protein instead, the latter having less protein and some fat for the same serving size. Or you can skip using protein all-together and it won’t make much difference in terms of taste or texture.
Keep in mind that protein will help you recover faster after a training session but has many other benefits in the human body. Think of protein as small building blocks for your muscles and for your whole body (since cells are also made of protein). Make sure to pay attention to your daily protein intake, because too much protein can lead to a few health issues (less is more here). Great!
Cacao Powder – Cacao comes with lots of antioxidants, especially if you’ll be using raw organic cacao powder. Cacao will also add a subtle yet rich taste to your smoothie and that’s always appreciated, wouldn’t you say so?! Superfood!
A balanced and healthy smoothie
This smoothie has it all – exciting taste, creamy texture, great nutrient profile but it’s also going to keep hunger away. Sounds too good to be true? Well … it’s the real deal and I’ll tell you why.
This smoothie is so much more than being just another “healthy” drink. This red smoothie comes with phytonutrients, quality protein, lots of healthy fiber and plenty of good fats. It’s going to give you the energy you need on a daily basis without too much effort.
Blend this smoothie and your mind and body will thank you because you’ll be giving yourself the fuel you need in order to power your system.
This easy Cacao and Berries Smoothie works great as a breakfast smoothie or as a recovery smoothie. Plus it only takes a few minutes to make so it’s a win-win. What are you waiting for?
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as we did. If you decide to try it, please let me know how it turned out and maybe consider leaving a 5-star rating and a review below.
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Simple Cacao Berries Smoothie
- 1 avocado (skin and seeds removed)
- 300 g frozen blueberries
- 1 big scoop whey protein powder (or pea protein powder)
- 1 tsp raw cacao powder (optional - skip if the protein powder has chocolate flavor)
- 1 stick celery (chopped)
- 1 slice fennel (chopped small)
- 2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 3 tsp coconut butter
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- 1/2 lime (juiced)
- 300 ml water
- decorate with chopped dates and frozen blueberries (optional)
- Prepare the ingredients and add them into the blender, including water.
- Blend on medium to high speed until your smoothie looks creamy.
- Pour into glasses and decorate with chopped dates and frozen blueberries.
- It’s ready! Serve fresh or store in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- Color: deep dark red
- Taste: raw cacao taste
- Texture: creamy, well mixed
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