Top 5 Recipes from December

Looking to start your year with some recipe inspiration? Luckily, our Instagram community are such a creative bunch! Check out our Top 5 picks from last month, featuring some refreshing and super powered smoothies to help you cool down this summer, festive cupcakes, and a plant-based meal to impress your guests with.


As a thank you for sharing their #cocobellarecipe, each recipe creator from December will receive a month’s worth of Cocobella – perfect for continuing the creativity in the kitchen.


@embodyhealth – Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
Get your daily dose of superfood turmeric in this tropical flavoured smoothie bowl. Got a sweet tooth? This one goes great with some vegan chocolate on top!



Serves: 1

Time: 15 mins


1/2 frozen mango

1/2 cup Cocobella Straight Up coconut water

1 scoop vanilla pea protein

1/2 tsp turmeric powder


Toppings –

Fresh banana, sliced


Coconut flakes

Loving Earth Lemon Cheesecake vegan chocolate pieces



  1. Simply add all ingredients into a blender/food processor and blend until combined!
  2. Top with banana, walnuts, coconut flakes, and pieces of vegan chocolate for an added treat.


@self__service__ – Whole Roasted Yellow Curry Cauliflower with Coconut Yoghurt
Turn the humble cauliflower into a flavoursome and impressive dish with this easy recipe.



Serves: 4
Time: 75 mins


1 whole cauliflower

½ cup Cocobella Natural coconut yoghurt + extra for serving

2 tbsp yellow curry paste

Fresh herbs, chilli flakes, lime wedges to serve



  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Mix the yellow curry paste and coconut yoghurt together.
  3. Remove the outer leaves of the cauliflower, then rub the yellow curry marinade all over the cauliflower.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in the oven until soft in the middle and caramelised on the outside. A knife should easily pierce the cauliflower when it’s cooked through.
  5. Serve topped with coconut yoghurt, fresh herbs, chilli flakes, and lime wedges.


@michellemurt – Green Power Smoothie
Energise yourself with the green goodness in this nourishing smoothie!



Serves: 1

Time: 15 mins



1 frozen banana

1 frozen cauliflower floret

Handful of frozen blueberries

Handful of fresh baby spinach

30g Happy Way choc pea protein

1 serve Happy Way greens powder

1/2 tsp psyllium husk

1/2 tsp maca powder

1/4 tsp spirulina

1 cup Pure Harvest almond quench milk

1 cup Cocobella Straight Up coconut water


Toppings –

Chia seeds

Your preferred muesli



  1. Place all ingredients into smoothie cup or blender. Blitz on high for 1 minute or until all ingredient are blended smoothly.
  2. Pour into desired smoothie cup and top with chia seeds and muesli. Drink up and enjoy!


@vegouttable – Rudolph and Santa Cupcakes
These adorable plant bases cupcakes are the perfect excuse to keep the festive spirit going!



Serves: 20 cupcakes

Time: 50 mins


1 x  Rich Chocolate Noshu cake mix and frosting

170g Cocobella Natural coconut yoghurt

250ml almond milk

3 chia eggs (3 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 6 tbsp of water)

Peanut butter (thick is better)

Candy eyes and candy hearts

Strawberries, cut into halves

Desiccated coconut

Crushed pretzels



  1. Mix the chia seeds with water in a small glass or bowl and leave for approximately 10 minutes until it’s thick and goopy like an egg.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180*C.
  3. Once the eggs are ready, mix together the noshu cake mix, almond milk and 120g of coconut yoghurt with the chia seeds until a smooth batter is formed. Pour into about 18-20 cupcake tins and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  4. While baking, mix the frosting powder with the remaining coconut yoghurt. It will take a while but stick with it.
  5. Take the cupcakes out of the oven and let them cool.
  6. Spread peanut butter on to 9 or 10 of the cupcakes and push pretzels in to make antlers, then place candy eyes and hearts to resemble a Rudolph face.
  7. On the remaining cupcakes, spread the frosting on and top with half a strawberry. Sprinkle the coconut on to make a Santa hat. Voila! Enjoy!

@freshstyle_food – Cherry Chocolate Smoothie
Tastes like a cherry ripe, but without the added sugars! Enjoy this refreshing smoothie next time you need a nourishing treat.



Serves: 1

Time: 15 mins


Serves: 1

Time: 15mins



250ml Cocobella Chocolate coconut water

1 cup frozen pitted cherries

½ cup frozen banana

Handful of fresh raspberries
Optional: a scoop of your preferred protein powder


Toppings –

Fresh raspberries

Cacao powder



  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix until well combined. If necessary, add some more Chocolate coconut water to get a smoothie desired consistency.
  2. For a protein hit add in a scoop of your protein powder.
  3. Sprinkle with cacao powder. Enjoy!


Are you getting busy in the kitchen with Cocobella? Don’t forget to tag @purecocobella and #cocobellarecipe. We love seeing what you’re up to!


For more Cocobella recipe inspiration, check out last month’s Top 5 Recipes here.


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