ChocoSol's Blueberry & Cacao Smoothie

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $0.56
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1 cupFrozen Blueberries
1Frozen Blueberries
1/4 cupWhole Cacao Beans
1/2 cupGreek Yogurt
2 cupsWater


  1. ​Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth (use more or less water as needed to reach desired consistency). Serve.


  • ​Cocoa’s bitter taste comes from its flavanols, which research suggests may give chocolate its heart health benefits. Processing cocoa using methods such as fermentation and roasting reduces its bitterness but also causes some of the flavanols to be lost.
  • To get the most flavanols, choose raw cacao or cocoa powder that has not undergone Dutch processing (adding ingredients to cocoa to reduce its acidity). To get the most flavanols, try to choose products that do not have “cocoa processed with alkali” on the ingredient label.
  • The amount of flavanols in dark chocolate can vary greatly depending on the level of processing. However, since dark chocolate contains more flavanols than milk chocolate due to a higher cocoa content, it is still a more nutritious choice. It also usually contains less added fats and sugars than milk chocolate. White chocolate does not contain cocoa, so it is not a source of flavanols.