choc raspberry smoothie

choc raspberry smoothie

Cocoa or cacao – what’s the difference? Well depending on what you read there’s all the difference in the world or none at all (except the price).

Some argue that cacao is the raw, anti-oxidant packed, makes-you-look-like-a-super-model stuff, while cocoa is heat processed, cheap rubbish. Others argue that all the hype is a bit of a beat up and it’s another case of English English v American English.

You choose.

Either way, they taste the same and adding a spoonful to a fruit smoothie makes for a delicious treat.


1 pear, roughly chopped

1 banana

handful of frozen raspberries

1 Tbsp. cocoa / cacao powder

1 Tbsp. honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 Tbsp. yoghurt

1 tsp. chia seeds

1 1/2 cups filtered water


Blend. Pour. Enjoy.

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  1. says

    Yum, I’ve never thought of putting cocoa powder into a smoothie. I will definitely give this a go, being the chocoholic that I am :) Do you use ground up chia seeds, or are whole ones fine?