Mmm CHOCANA-ROCHER = cacao, banana, and hazelnut flavours combined together to create a DELICIOUSLY rich and refreshing smoothie! It’s the raw cacao elixir that sustained Mel Carerro and I during a long day of shooting Tigerlily‘s beautiful new ‘Bikini Trail’ range – see all the pictures here. All refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and I added in some maca for it’s balancing and sustaining properties.

The recipe? Super easy, and I’d love to hear how it turns out for you at home! Firstly though, you need to have a delicious raw Hazelnut Mylk to use as the base for your smoothie. So here’s the way I make what I’ve called ‘HAZELICIOUS MYLK’


1 1/2 cups hazelnuts

5- 6 cups water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Either 4 pitted Medjool dates or, even easier 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Pinch salt

To make: Soak hazelnuts in 2 cups of water with dates (if using) for 2 – 4 hours, then, using a powerful blender, blend together until smooth. Now whiz altogether with remaining ingredients until superfine and milky! Strain through a nut milk bag and bottle in glass. Store in the fridge until ready to use in milkshakes, smoothies or anything you’d use regular milk in, bearing in mind that it will have a slight hazelnut flavour.

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1 – 2 cups water

2 – 4 frozen bananas, depending on how thick/banana flavoured you’d like it to be

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

1 tablespoon maple syrup, or more

Extra cinnamon and vanilla to taste, optional, the Mylk does contain already

1 – 2 dessertspoons raw cacao nibs, optional but i love them!

1 teaspoon maca root, optional, a superfood, will alter flavour slightly

6 – 10 ICE cubes

WHIZ everything altogether until smooth and creamy! Adding in the ice last and blending again lightly will give some ice-crunch. Ready! Serves two.

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Try more of my refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, also some allergy free raw chocolate recipes. You can also read about my book – Model Chocolate – filled with 80+ healthy chocolate recipes, fashion, quotes and inspiration HERE.


2014-10-22T14:46:27+00:00October 22nd, 2014|

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  1. jess October 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Hello abigail.
    In the hazelnut mylk. What can you use instead of vanilla powder? I dont have any

    • abigail October 23, 2014 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Hi Jess!

      Yes! The vanilla powder can be replaced with a scraped vanilla pod, or natural vanilla extract or paste (both readily available at most supermarkets)

      Enjoy! xx

  2. Christophe October 23, 2014 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Hello Abigail,
    Thank you for your “CHOCANA-ROCK SMOOTHIE”
    Jess does not have vanilla powder and me, it’s the nut milk bag, (oh my god, this is dramatic, worse than a nightmare !!!!).
    Fortunately, every problem has a solution, I’ll order it on the net (9.5 euros) and as soon as I receive the nut milk bag, I will try to make, I’d also like to make my own almond milk to see if it has a better taste.
    Thank you again Abigail, your CHOCANA-ROCK SMOOTHIE makes ​​me really want.
    I almost forgot, I made your COCO-LUSCIOUS Mylk, I found it really good but to be honete, almond milk remains my favorite.
    Now, we are all waiting the “ABIGAIL- Mylk”, which I’m sure will be THE BEST.

    • abigail October 23, 2014 at 7:45 am - Reply

      Hi Christophe!

      Sounds like there’s no stopping you! 🙂 you’ll love this! Well worth the effort, and you’ll be so happy to have the nut milk bag, couldn’t go without mine! The vanilla powder can be replaced with a scraped vanilla pod, or natural vanilla extract or paste (both readily available at most supermarkets). Thanks for your kind words, always appreciated. Have a lovely day!


  3. Tajna Zaninovic October 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious Abi! I LOVE hazelnuts so I’ll have to make it one rainy day after a nice hot steam bath! Perfect for my birthday tomorrow!
    Hugs and cacao love!

    • abigail October 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      Awesome Tajna! & happy birthday, with extra cacao love for tomorrow! <3

  4. Tajna Zaninovic October 25, 2014 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Abi! My mother made your Love Me Bittersweet Jaffa Pie but didn’t leave time for it to set,however it was A M A Z I N G as all your recipes are! I hade the leftovers of the cacao filling,set to perfection,with breakfast today.:-) <3

    • abigail October 27, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Tajna – yes the ‘Love Me Bittersweet Jaffa Pie’ is such a fave! World over! 😉

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