Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

by deborah on July 8, 2014 · 22 comments

in Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

I have always loved the taste of chocolate, but until recently I never bothered to explore the

addition of cacao powder to my daily smoothies and puddings.

However, once I bought the ingredients needed to make a chocolate chia pudding

which turned out great–I had more cacao powder left over, so I decided to use it in a smoothie.

Sure, raw cacao tastes bitter, but adding fruits to your smoothie recipe sweetens the flavor.

It tastes great blended with bananas, oranges, mangoes, peaches, pears and dates, for example.

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie It’s Super Good!

Many consider cacao the ultimate superfood–that’s because it can be so good for you–when

prepared in healthy ways and used in moderation.

Famed for being a mood-enhancer, raw chocolate contains a variety of nutrients which help

support the heart, brain, pancreas, liver, skin, digestion and immune systems.

Cacao also helps build strong bones and healthy blood.

Best of all, cacao delivers a powerful dose of antioxidants including polyphenols, catechins,

epicatechins and flavanoids–more antioxidants by weight than blueberries, acai, goji berries,

pomegranates and red wine, combined.

Cacao is a good source of healthy fat plus an assortment of important vitamins and minerals

including magnesium, iron, chromium,  manganese, zinc, copper, anandamide, theobromine,

phosphorus, calcium.vitamin C, Omega-6 fatty acids, phenethylamine and tryptophan.

Need more reasons to add cacao to your smoothies?

Or are you ready to make one now?

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 ripe, organic bananas

1 cup fresh, organic mango, sliced

4 organic dates, soaked

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1-2 tablespoons cacao powder

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

2 tablespoons flax seeds

1 teaspoon moringa leaf powder

8 ounces filtered water

1 cup organic baby spinach

1 cup organic kale

Directions:

Add the ingredients to your high speed blender (I use a VitaMix) in order above

Add the greens to your blender last.

Blend on high until all of the ingredients are pulverized and your smoothie looks

rich and creamy.

If your smoothie is too thick simply add more water and blend again until you

are satisfied with the consistency.

Pour this delectable, rich chocolate smoothie into a glass.

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

Sip slowly and savor the flavor as well as the burst of energy from all of the good nutrients

in this superfood smoothie.

It’s like a meal in a glass!

Pour the balance of your smoothie into a mason jar.

Cover, refrigerate and drink the rest later.

Love chocolate?

Have you added cacao to your smoothies?

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Marla July 8, 2014 at 11:55 am

This sounds like wonderful healthy and tasty smoothie. Love the ingredients, has the so important greens in, protein with the hemp and chia seeds, love the Moringa leaf powder. I will share on pinterest.

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Jen July 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm

This looks great! I wouldn’t have thought to mix mango and chocolate, genius!

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Carla July 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Looks great. How many servings is it?

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deborah July 9, 2014 at 11:16 am

Hi Carla,
This recipe makes about 6 cups. Thank you for sharing your comments with me. I appreciate it!

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Barb @ A Life in Balance July 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm

I don’t have some of the ingredients, however, I have mangos, bananas, and cacao powder. I think I can come up with something basic, though not quite the power house of nutrition yours is!

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deborah July 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Hi Barb,
That’s what is so great about smoothies. You can improvise them based upon what you have on hand in the house. That’s what I usually do! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it.

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Annie July 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm

You’re killing me with all of this healthy yumminess!!

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deborah July 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Hi Annie,
I am so glad that I could tempt you! I loved participating and shared the Virtual Vegan Potluck on social media! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it.

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Amanda H July 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Oh I would never have thought to mix mango and cacao! Thanks for sharing! #wowlinkup

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Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club July 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I know I am a strange bird – I can’t eat chocolate mixed with too many other things. I can only take it alone. Strange huh? This does sound delish though. #wowlinkup

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XmasDolly July 11, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Not only does that sound healthy, but it sounds yummy too. Won’t you stop by my place and share you’re fantastic recipe with my readers on my recipe linky? Sure would appreciate it and I’m your latest follower with all your social networks I can find :) Have a great weekend.

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deborah July 11, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Hi XmasDolly,
I am delighted that you liked this smoothie recipe. Thank you so much for hopping by and sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate your support and I will hop on over to your blog!

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Marla July 12, 2014 at 11:53 am

Hi Deb,
Thanks for sharing this wonderful healthy smoothie recipe on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop.

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becca July 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

How yummy i love anything with choclate

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Danielle @ Poor and Gluten Free July 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm

This looks great! I’m trying to make more smoothies with flax seed as I’ve recently discovered I’m not getting enough fat or protein! Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’m featuring and pinning it this week :)

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kimmythevegan July 27, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I love chocolate & coconut. Why not add mango to the mix? Sounds amazing! And refreshing. Tasty.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Healthy Vegan Fridays. I always look forward to your creative creations Deborah!

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Poppy August 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Wow what a smoothie! I’ve never heard of moringa leaf before!

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Keitha The Bajan Texan September 13, 2014 at 1:27 am

three of my fav things, chocolate, coconut and mango….i’m putting this on my to do list. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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deborah September 13, 2014 at 11:26 am

Hi Keitha,
I am so delighted that you enjoyed this smoothie recipe. I have been experimenting with new flavors lately. Thanks for pinning too!

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