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Chocolate Gut-Brain-Health Smoothie

Here is a delicious chocolate smoothie recipe designed to nourish your gut bugs – it’s so good you can enjoy it for breakfast, guilt-free!


  • 170ml Kefir
  • 1 tbsp Complete Prebiotic
  • 1 tbsp Pure Fish Collagen Powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed oil
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 5 large/10 small dates (pitted, soak first in hot water for 5-10 minutes to soften, if needed)
  • ½ banana
  • Water (optional)
  • 100% pure Stevia (optional)


Pop all the ingredients into your blender and blitz until smooth.  Add water as needed to reach your desired consistency.

Should I really be having this for breakfast?

Absolutely! To be clear – we’re talking about raw cacao (pronounced ‘ka-cow’) not cocoa (‘co-co’ -think hot chocolate powder). Cacao is the the purest form of chocolate – raw, unprocessed, unsweetened and can benefit your health in many ways1

  • Rich in fibre – aids gut motility and nourishes your gut bacteria
  • Increases insulin sensitivity and reduces your risk of diabetes
  • Lowers blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health
  • Improves circulation – which benefits your heart, brain and skin health
  • Reduces inflammation – cacao is packed with flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Boosts mood – several studies have shown consumption of cacao reduces stress and boosts happiness!

Cacao is quite bitter so you may wish to reduce to 1 TSP to start and add a couple more dates or stevia to sweeten.

You can source raw cacao powder in most health food stores, larger supermarkets and online.


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