Cacao Almond Smoothie


A rich chocolate smoothie with the nutty flavour of almond butter and a hint of citrus.  All the goodness of a decadent hot chocolate at Christmas but a lot more healthy! If’ve you’ve indulged in one too many holiday drinks switch it up with some healthy alternatives, it’s still chocolate at it’s best!


INGREDIENTS (serves 1)

  • 1 ripe frozen bananas, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 heaped tablespoon organic almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 2 heaped tablespoons organic non-alkalised cacao powder
  • Juice of half an orange
  • Small piece of fresh ginger*(optional)


Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender for a few minutes. Pour it into a glass and add any toppings of your choice: flaked almonds, oats, chia seeds, bee pollen all work great!

If you feel a tad indulgent, try topping it with dark chocolate roasted oats! It’s a two ingredient treat you won’t regret. Simply dry roast the rolled oats in a pan on a medium heat and stir it in with some melted dark chocolate (70% works best!).

You can also find the recipe for the gingerbread cookies in the picture here: Christmas gingerbread cookies !

If you give this recipe a go, I’d love to see how it turned out. Leave a comment below and share your pictures on Instagram using the tag #thecookbooklife!

Stay healthy! Have a lovely weekend!

Nikita xx


12 Comments Add yours

  1. naturalishly says:

    This sounds delicious! I will try it 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aww thanks! Definitely do, let me know what you think! 😀


  2. Bernadine says:

    Absolutely amazing 😋😋! Just followed l (hope you can follow back, my blog is about baking:

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aww thank you! Sure, will give it a look! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bernadine says:

        Yay! 😊


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