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Cocoa Berry Detox Smoothie Recipe

I've got TWO treats for you today! First of all, here's my very own Cocoa Berry Detox Smoothie recipe. (This is a big deal for me, because I don't like to fix food; it's got to be easy and quick).

Secondly, the owner of The Chocolate Conspiracy has given us a 15% discount code to use. (This is who I purchase my delicious raw cocoa powder from.)


Here are a few reasons I chose these particular ingredients for my smoothie:



PLAIN YOGURT: Contains probiotics that aid in digestion. Make sure to use only yogurt with 'live, active cultures' and check the ingredient list to make sure no artificial ingredients have been added and definitely no added sugar. I used to make my own yogurt by the gallon when my kids were little. Now I use FAGE Greek Total Milk Yogurt.

RAW COCOA POWDER:
#1 source of antioxidants. Also has significant amounts of magnesium, iron, manganese, and chromium. More importantly, as every woman knows, it increases your mood and energy.


BERRIES: Known for being a high antioxidant food, anti-inflammatory, high in fiber, vitamin C, plus more goodies! Strawberries, blackberries, goji berries, camu berries, blueberries, and cranberries are some of my favorite. If using frozen or dried berries, check the ingredients to make sure no sugar has been added. Just because a package says 100% natural doesn't mean it's healthy. Get into the habit of reading the labels/ingredients. You'll be glad you did.

Special Note: When you combine cocoa and berries you increase the bodies ability to absorb the antioxidants two to three times. In other words, more of the good stuff makes it into your blood stream.

RAW HONEY: I love raw honey, it's my favorite sweetener and here's why - it's a complete food source, containing all the substances necessary to sustain life, (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and water). Pretty cool isn't it. Plus raw, unfiltered honey is the #1 natural enzyme source.

COCONUT OIL: Anti-viral, anti-fungal, and a necessary saturated fat for proper brain cell activity.

CEYLON CINNAMON: Not all cinnamon's are created equal. (This is a subject for another post.) Cinnamon is a good source for manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. Aids in brain function, anti-inflammatory, plus more.

Cocoa Berry Detox Smoothie
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • 2 types of berries equaling 3 cups total - frozen, fresh, or dried (for the smoothie in the photo, I used dried goji berries and frozen strawberries)
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon pwd
Blend in Vitamix (or blender of your choice) for about 2 minutes or until smooth.
Makes about 4 cups.
Adjust ingredients to your own personal taste. Remember that no ONE food is a miracle cure, but a wise combination of nutrient rich foods will improve your overall health and wellness.

NOTE: To improve your eating experience and to give your body the best nutrient absorption, enjoy your Cocoa Berry Detox Smoothie by slowing down, relaxing, and savoring every tasty bite!

The main reason I started buying from The Chocolate Conspiracy is because they use honey as a sweetener. AJ Wentworth, creator of The Chocolate Conspiracy shop has given me a 15% discount to share with you. Just enter CONSPIRE at checkout to receive your discount. What's best is this coupon code will never expire so you can keep coming back for the best raw cocoa powder at a great price. The Chocolate Conspiracy not only has delicious raw cocoa powder, but the yummiest chocolate treats. My favorite are the Blackberry Ginger Bar and the Chocolate Coconut Macaroons .

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for the review of The Chocolate Conspiracy. I just like their quality products and wanted to share with you.

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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, sounds yummy.

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  2. I love this! I have a Vitamix and am always looking for nutritious smoothie recipes. I'm big on coconut oil, too. Did you know Costco sells it pretty cheap?

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    1. Thanks Lisa, We just got a Costco about 10 miles from our home. Only been there once...I'll need to check out their coconut oil!

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  3. Sounds so good!! Thanks for sharing, sweet Lady!

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  4. Sounds amazing. I will try this over the weekend. I hve been trying to eat more fruit lately.

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  5. That sounds like a yummy way to detox! I know I need to do some cleansing...

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  6. Becky Jane, I love that you explain what each ingredient is good for. I'm not a smoothie person but if this is what you've been having and the reason for your smooth, lovely complexion, then I'm all for it!

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  7. So tasty. Thank you for posting these delicious recipes.

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