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So, we did it again. We managed to sneak in some chocolate for breakfast. You are going to love this super healthy, easy to make a chocolate smoothie bowl. It will remind you of a creamy delicious chocolate ice cream.
We are constantly looking for recipes that will make your life easier as well as happier. Well, adding a dose of chocolate to your mornings will set you in the right mood. Not just us, chocolate lovers but this is about everyone because of what chocolate does to your body.
But before you run off to the convenience store and load yourself up with candy bars, let me build on that. We are after dark chocolate, cocoa powder or cacao nibs to get this trick to work. Otherwise we would just be ingesting a ton of refined sugar and other things that have the opposite effect.
I used both, cacao powder and cacao nibs for this vegan smoothie bowl. These two ingredients are supercharged with antioxidants. As well as amino acids that contribute to the production of endorphins and serotonin. And it's these neurotransmitters called feel-good chemicals, which put you in a better mood.
We know cacao powder is not exactly the sweetest thing out there but don't you worry. We are making sure every spoonful of this chocolate smoothie bowl tastes like ice cream. And, we don't even need to get near refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.
We want our smoothie bowl to be both sweet and creamy. I've found that a great way to get these two effects is by including ripe bananas in the mix. At home, we love bananas but I noticed once they were a bit too ripe no one would eat them. If you have the same issue, this is a great way to put them to use so they don't end up in the trash.
We included dates in the recipe to add extra sweetness and get hints of caramel. When I have this combination of dates and cacao, I like to use coconut milk above all else. I feel these three make the perfect combination that ends up in a really rich flavour.
I threw in chia seeds and protein powder to get a few more nutrients out of this tasty chocolate smoothie bowl. This is what loads up this recipe with protein, you get about 35g per serving. So, not only this is a great breakfast option, but it's also perfect if you need a post work out meal.
Just to finish off our already delicious smoothie bowl, we need some toppings. I kept it simple and just added sliced bananas, and I sprinkled cacao nibs and sliced almonds. I prefer toasted almonds, but if you have them raw it will be as yummy.
You and your family are going to love this chocolate smoothie bowl so much! It really is like having ice cream for breakfast! And if you leave the protein powder out, you can even make this beautiful breakfast recipe into a dessert, just like that!!
For the smoothie bowl
For the topping
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 529||From Fat 200|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||34.3%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||64.1%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 67g||22.5%|
|Dietry Fiber 15g||61.8%|
|Vitamin A 0µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.74mg||37.1%|
|Vitamin C 16.21mg||27%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 1.73mg||5.8%|
|Vitamin K1 1.64µg||2%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.81mg||8.1%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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