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Cacao Smoothie


Cacao, in its natural (unprocessed) glory was revered by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs as currency... and even used as ritualistic offerings for the Gods. Enjoyed in moderation − and in its pure form − cacao boosts moods, relaxation, and feelings of bliss. Theobromine, cacao's non-addictive and natural stimulant, is closely related to caffeine and gives us a natural euphoric experience.

But that's not all − cacao has more than 300 naturally occurring chemicals  and antioxidants that are beneficial to our health. In addition to those feel good moments, cacao is packed with flavonoids, a heart-healthy plus.

We love this Cacao Smoothie − refreshing, satisfying, and so good for you!  



  • 2 cups almond milk (*refer to our almond milk recipe, minus the pumpkin spice)
  • 1 cup organic frozen fruit (pineapple, strawberries... get creative!)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (heart healthy)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds (awesome for Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants)
  • 1 banana (energy, potassium, vitamins, minerals)



a handful of goji berries (so rich in vitamins, protein and antioxidants!).


Blend and enjoy!

Makes about 2 cups of this dark, rich elixir.