LA by Diana - Personal Style blog by Diana Marks: Anti-Aging Cacao Smoothie


August 21, 2014

Anti-Aging Cacao Smoothie

I know I got you all excited for a cooking post, but I forgot to mention, I don't cook :) I am terrible at determining if the food is ready so I either burn or undercook food, so I am forced to come up with easy solutions for myself. For example, I absolutely love making delicious smoothies, because they are super fast and easy to make (just throw everything in a blender!), delicious and so good for you! My first smoothies recipe that I'd like to share with you is this cacao based anti-aging smoothie!

Ingredients (in order they go into my blender):

Coconut Water
2 tbsp Flaxseed (optional)
1 tbsp Chia Seed
2 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
Stevia (optional)
3/4 cup of Spinach
1 Pear
A handful of Strawberries

Here are some of the reasons I use the above ingredients:

I base my smoothies on either coconut-almond milk or coconut water. Both are perfect low calorie alternatives to regular milk. This time I went with coconut water. Not only it is rich with potassium that keeps you hydrated but even provides anti-aging benefits as some researchers say.

Flaxseed is my easiest way to make sure I meet my daily fiber needs.

Cacao powder gives this smoothie a nice chocolate flavor while adding a powerful punch of immune boosting antioxidants, energizing iron and heart healthy magnesium. Just remember, that raw cacao power doesn't taste like a chocolate bar, so you'll need to add a natural sweetener like stevia or fruit.

Chia seeds add a mildly sweet flavor to your smoothie and provides omega fatty acids that increase healthy brain function.

Spinach is one of the worlds healthiest foods which is very nutrient-dense and super low in calories. It's is packed vitamins, antioxidants, iron, protein, fiber and the list goes on and on! Plus, it's the best way to boost your vegetable intake!

Pear. I use pears in smoothies when I am tired of bananas (especially if I already get my potassium from coconut water!) and simply because I like the taste.

Strawberries. Not only they are delicious, they are a great source of vitamin C, which helps fight wrinkles and age-related dryness.


  1. Cacao smoothie is something to me!:)


  2. that looks so good

  3. This sounds like the perfect pick me up beverage! I love the chia seeds addition.

  4. I really need to try this! It sounds so different to those smoothies I used to create :D :)

  5. This sounds delicious! xx

  6. Очень полезный и вкусный рецепт, а главное быстро готовить! Такой коктель - залог здоровья и бодрости на весь день, а также клетчатка, абсолютно необходимая для организма и защиты от многих болезней!

  7. Looks like an amazing smoothie!


  8. Any smoothie with coconut water is good by me!

  9. Here is a great healthy meat, that im sure even you cant screw up. Venison. Shave it into thin pieces, throw some butter into a fry pan and add meat. You can thank me later... ; )

  10. Amazingly I actually have most of these ingredients...even the superfoods ones! It looks delicious, I will have to give it a go!

    1. Now you have to ;) Let me know how you like it!