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Kefir Raw Cocoa and Goji Berry Smoothie

Kefir Cocoa Goji Berry Smoothie
 As predicted, since acquiring my super speed Optimum 9200 blender a couple of weeks ago, I have fallen in love with it and have used it nearly every day. Read my Froothie review to find out more. Kefir smoothies are one of the things we like to have for breakfast, but we were somewhat limited to the ingredients we could use in our old blender. Now there is no limit to what we can find and grind.

Goji berries are one of the “super foods” I try to eat on a regular basis. However, they really didn’t work very well in a smoothie using our old blender which produced a not very appealing reddish sludge at the bottom of the jug. So, the very first ingredient I put to the test in our Froothie blender was goji berries. We tend to add all sorts of things to our smoothies and a banana is not an uncommon ingredient, but I wanted to keep this as simple as possible so that we could taste the goji berries and get a real chocolate hit.

It is perhaps, no surprise to other Froothie Fanatics that this actually worked, but I was thrilled. In a matter of seconds, you could no longer detect any individual part of the goji berries – they blended perfectly. The smoothie was also quite delicious and worked as I’d hoped – raw, healthy and energy boosting. You can find out more about kefir in this spiced kefir pancakes post.

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Kefir Raw Cacao and Goji Berry Smoothie
Yields 2
A raw breakfast smoothie which is not only deliciously creamy and chocolatey, but keeps you going for hours.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 750 ml kefir
  2. 1 tbsp goji berries
  3. 1 tbsp raw Peruvian cacao powder (mine was from Indigo Herbs)
  4. 2 tsp bee pollen
  5. 2 tsp (or to taste) raw honey
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender (the Optimum 9200 is ideal) and whiz for 20 seconds or until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and enjoy.
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      Choclette Blogger
      9th March 2015

      Thanks Camilla. I’ve become a bit of a smoothie addict in the last year or so – it’s such an easy way of getting in lots of healthy stuff and usually tastes delicious.

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    Cathy
    9th March 2015

    This sounds healthy! I’ve never heard of kefir though, I’ll have to investigate.

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    Maggie
    9th March 2015

    I have made kefir in the past from a powder and used my yogurt maker to make a batch for breakfast etc – not sure how you make yours? The Froothie sounds like it’s doing a great job especially if it can grind those goji berries!

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th March 2015

      I’ve not heard of kefir being made from a powder before Maggie. We have a firm culture, which grows bit by bit. You remove some of the kefir and just keep adding milk.

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    Nadia
    9th March 2015

    What an amazing idea! I recently tried kefir for the first time and absolutely loved it! Never thought of turning it into a smoothie though! šŸ˜€

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th March 2015

      When you get kefir just right, it’s delicious Nadia and making a smoothie out of it is such a good way of adding lots of other beneficial ingredients.

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th March 2015

      Thanks Angie, we produce a lot of kefir. We used to have a small glass every day – now we have large glasses of smoothie 2 or 3 times a week instead.

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th March 2015

      Haha Janice, I held back on the number of healthy ingredients I added to this one to keep it simple šŸ˜‰

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    Sus Davy
    9th March 2015

    I love a good creamy smoothie! This one sounds amazing, love the addition of Goji berries too!

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    Cherished By Me
    9th March 2015

    I like the ingredients of this smoothie, it sounds super healthy so I am going to have to attempt to make it my blender.

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    belleau kitchen
    10th March 2015

    that’s an interesting recipe, one that I know I would love… we’ve got our nutribullet and need more inspiration for smoothies so I will be turning towards you for new recipes!

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th March 2015

      Better than porridge, hey Dom šŸ˜‰ I’ve tried all sorts of things in our smoothies now we have a blender that can cope with them – such fun.

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    Sarah Trivuncic
    10th March 2015

    I couldn’t live without my power blender now! Not had goji berries in a drink before but I should try it.

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th March 2015

      Yes, know what you mean Sarah. Even though I’ve only had it a few weeks, I think I’d be lost without it now. Have you tried goji berries yet?

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    Jacqueline Meldrum
    10th March 2015

    What a great idea. That sounds wonderful Choclette and yes the Optimum whizzes up anything smooth in seconds. Couldn’t be without mine now.

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