Cacao and coffee morning smoothie

RECIPE: Cacao & coffee morning smoothie

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This nourishing smoothie is packed full of fibre, antioxidants, protein and healthy fats and is the perfect morning ritual to start your day right.

Getting your day off on the right foot gives you the best shot at a great day. 

For me, I like to work through my morning rituals – a workout or a quiet morning reflection followed by a warm coffee and nourishing breakfast. This set of rituals mean I can set the dial on my mind to the right setting and go through my day feeling happy and grounded. 

The physical ritual of exercise and meditation are common ways to improve your mood for the day but did you know that food plays an equally important role? 

Making sure your breakfast is full of mood-boosting ingredients - whole grains, nuts, seeds and phytonutrients - means you are giving both your mind and your body the fuel they need to thrive. 

This cacao and coffee morning smoothie was created just for this reason. It is a low fruit smoothie recipe that is packed full of fibre, protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. It’s rich, warming and the perfect wake up call for any morning.

Vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten-free option

Makes 1 smoothie


  • 1-2 pitted Medjool dates, to suit your taste
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats, gluten-free if needed
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 300ml plant-based milk of your choice
  • 2 shots ready-made espresso, from coffee maker or instant (optional)
  • 2-3 ice cubes  

How to make

  • Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender until smooth and frothy. Pour into your favourite glass, add a reusable straw and wake yourself up with this bright breakfast smoothie