Feel good Choccie Smoothie

September 20, 2014/in Recipes /by Melissa Baird

By Jess Handley


It is no wonder that chocolate is the comfort food of choice as cocoa contains a small amount of phenethylamine; a chemical which stimulates the nervous system and triggers the release of the ‘feel-good’ neurochemical dopamine.

Try this delicious chocolate smoothie recipe for a boost of the good stuff without any guilt.



500ml water
¼ cup cashew or Brazil nuts
7 dates
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cocoa butter
1 tbsp hemp seeds
½ tsp vanilla powder
Pinch of salt.



Blend all ingredients in a blender, add additional ice to cool.

Original recipe from: The Magic of Superfoods, By Peter and Beryn Daniel

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