Cacao Breakfast Smoothie

April 20, 2020

Cacao Breakfast Smoothie

Chocolate for breakfast? Really? YES. Absolutely. There are plenty of reasons to make the Cacao Breakfast Smoothie and starting the day with a high fibre and nutrient-packed breakfast is one of them.

Cacao powder contains 5g fibre per 1 tablespoon!

Cacao powder comes from cacao beans and is essentially a raw form of chocolate that is far less processed than chocolate you’ll find in your average chocolate bar, making it a complete nutrient powerhouse. Cacao is rich in antioxidants, it contains a very decent 5g fibre per tablespoon (approx. 15g serve) and is an amazing source of iron and magnesium.

Cacao Breakfast Smoothie

Key Nutrients – Cacao Breakfast Smoothie

Fibre – Oats, banana, tahini and cacao are all good sources of fibre, contributing to this recipe approx. 10g fibre per serving. That’s one third of the recommended daily intake just at breakfast! Fibre is essential for regulating bowel movements, maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, reducing LDL cholesterol and weight management.

Magnesium – Again, this combination of ingredients contains approx. 70% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Magnesium is really important to support nervous system health and plays a key role in supporting our body’s natural response to stress and improving sleep.

Iron – Iron deficiency anaemia is the most common nutrient deficiencies globally and this recipe contains approx. 4mg (recommended daily intake females 18mg and males 8mg). Iron is really important to not only deliver oxygen to our cells but also plays a key role in energy.

Cacao Breakfast Smoothie
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Cacao Breakfast Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 handful ice cubes


  • Place all ingredients into a blender starting with the milk and blend until smooth.


Essential Equipment



I use a standard cup measure. If you don’t have one you can use a mug and substitute the amount for ¾ of a standard size mug.

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My favourite vanilla protein is by Nuzest!

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Cacao Breakfast Smoothie

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Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email for further details. 

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  • Reply Charlotte February 17, 2021 at 10:37 am

    5 stars
    Love this smoothie. I have it all the time (with little tweaks here and there depending on what I have in the cupboard).

    • Reply Amy Savage February 21, 2021 at 5:06 am

      This is one of my favourites too 🙂

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