Coconut Cacao Smoothie

Coconut Cacao Smoothie

This decadent chocolate smoothie is creamy & delicious and packed with omega-3 fatty acids from the addition of Heatheries Ground Chia. It makes an ideal post-workout recovery snack or breakfast on the go. The toasted cashews add a lovely crunch along with a beautiful hint of maple sweetness.

Try it on the kids when they request chocolate as a healthier alternative.

  • 1 large fresh banana 
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted (or 4 dried pitted dates) 
  • 1 cup milk (almond, cow or soy milk) 
  • 1 Tbsp Healtheries Ground Chia
  • 1 Tbsp cacao or cocoa powder 
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter 
  • 4+ ice cubes

To serve: 

  • 1 Tbsp per person of Maple Toasted Cashews (see recipe below)
  • 4 Tbsp raw cashew nuts
  • 1-2 tsp pure maple syrup 


For the Maple Toasted Cashews:

  1. Heat a small pan over medium heat and add the cashews for 1-2 minutes, swirling the nuts around the pan.
  2. Add the maple syrup and stir to coat in the nuts. Leave for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Be careful to watch them so they don’t burn.
  3. Once golden, set aside and leave to cool.

For the smoothie:

  1. Add the banana, dates, milk, Healtheries Ground Chia, cacao powder, peanut butter and ice to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a serving glass and top with Maple Toasted Cashews and a little thick Greek yoghurt if you wish.
  3. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Store in a shaker in the fridge if you are preparing as a snack ahead of time.

Nutritional Information

Average Quantity per Serve

Energy 1120kJ (268Cal)
Protein 28.8g
Fat, Total 12.6g
- Saturated 2.3g
Carbohydrate 28.4g
- Sugars 16.3g
Dietary Fibre 8.7g
Sodium 66mg