This is one thing in the morning I simply can’t live without, so delicious and filling! I find this is best thing, to throw into a mason jar or create your own smoothie mix up from.

Why Cocoa instead of good old coco powder? Here’s 5 facts about the magical cocoa powder.

1. The difference between cacao and cocoa: Cacao is the bean. Cocoa is the product that is made from it.

2. Every stage of cocoa production is done by hand: planting, irrigating, harvesting, fermenting and drying. Another reason why fine chocolate justifies its price.

3. Protects your nervous system: Cacao is high in resveratrol, a potent antioxidant also found in red wine, known for its ability to cross your blood-brain barrier to help protect your nervous system.

4. Boosts your mood: cocoa can increase levels of certain neurotransmitters that promote a sense of well-being. And the same brain chemical that is released when we experience deep feelings of love – phenylethylamine – is found in chocolate.

5. Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease.

(Facts from I Quit Sugar and On The Coco Train)

Here’s my receipt below!

This mix is for one, just double the ingredients for your friend 🙂

Cocoa Powder
Maca Powder
Blue Berries (optional)
Chia Seeds
Ginger (Optional)
Spirulina or Wheat Grass powder
Caramelised Buckinis (Optional)
Coconut Water (or your favourite liquid)

Majority of the products I use are available at your local health or organic store, if you like online shopping checkout Loving Earth (they have it covered)

Step 1. Throw in a full glass of coconut water
Step 2. Put into the mix 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and Chia seeds.
Step 3. Place one whole banana and a handful of berries into the blender
Step 4. Finally add half a teaspoon of Maca powder, Spirulina and a bit of chopped up ginger (if you’re into that kinda thing)
Step 5. BLEND IT!
Step 6. Decorate with Buckinis for a finishing touch & you are ready to rumble!