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Kefir Raw Cacao and Goji Berry Smoothie

Kefir Cocoa Goji Berry Smoothie
This recipe for a kefir raw cacao and goji berry smoothie is super quick and easy to prepare when you’re in a hurry. It produces a delicious creamy and chocolatey breakfast drink that will keep you going for hours. It’s also good for whenever you’re in need of a power boost.

Love My Power Blender

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 Blitzed

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’s 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 kefir raw cacao and goji berry smoothie was also quite delicious and worked as I’d hoped. It’s raw, healthy and energy boosting. You can find out more about kefir in this spiced kefir pancakes post. Better still, I have a whole post on how to make kefir and what to use it for.


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Kefir Raw Cacao and Goji Berry Smoothie – The Recipe

Kefir Cocoa Goji Berry Smoothie
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Kefir Raw Cacao and Goji Berry Smoothie

A raw breakfast smoothie which is not only deliciously creamy and chocolatey, but keeps you going for hours.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolate, goji berries, healthy, kefir, raw, raw cacao, smoothie
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Choclette



  • 750 ml kefir
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp raw Peruvian cacao powder (mine was from Indigo Herbs)
  • 2 tsp bee pollen
  • 2 tsp (or to taste) raw honey


  • Place all the ingredients into a power blender (a Froothie blender is ideal) and whiz for 20 to 45 seconds or until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy.


Serves 2 in 500ml glasses, 4 in 250ml glasses and 8 in 125ml glasses.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 769IU | Calcium: 469mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Camilla Hawkins

    9th March 2015 at 11:28 am

    This sounds so lush and healthy – thanks for sharing:-)

    • Choclette Blogger

      9th March 2015 at 11:50 am

      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.

  2. Harriet Emily

    9th March 2015 at 1:42 pm

    This looks beautiful! Just my type of smoothie, everything is better with chocolate!

  3. Cathy

    9th March 2015 at 2:38 pm

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:02 am

      Cathy, there’s a link in the post to a previous one which describes what kefir is.

  4. Maggie

    9th March 2015 at 3:25 pm

    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!

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:03 am

      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.

  5. Nadia

    9th March 2015 at 5:53 pm

    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! 😀

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:05 am

      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.

  6. Angie Schneider

    9th March 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I like that you use kefir here. It sounds and looks really super!

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:06 am

      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.

  7. Janice Pattie

    9th March 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Now that is a healthy smoothie, so many superfoods!

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:07 am

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

  8. Sus Davy

    9th March 2015 at 8:25 pm

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:08 am

      Thanks Sus, the goji berries give quite a nice flavour as well as being good for you.

  9. Cherished By Me

    9th March 2015 at 9:26 pm

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

  10. belleau kitchen

    10th March 2015 at 8:03 am

    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!

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:11 am

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

  11. Sarah Trivuncic

    10th March 2015 at 12:45 pm

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:12 am

      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?

  12. Jo of Jo's Kitchen

    10th March 2015 at 12:53 pm

    This sounds yummy!

  13. Jacqueline Meldrum

    10th March 2015 at 11:51 pm

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th March 2015 at 8:13 am

      Thanks Jac, I can quite see why it’s become such a kitchen staple – it’s fab.

  14. yummychunklet

    11th March 2015 at 12:12 am

    Tasty looking smoothie!

  15. Bintu Hardy

    12th March 2015 at 7:34 am

    I would love a big glass of this for breakfast C.


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