I love chocolate! I could eat it at any time of the day, and often do. There is nothing I love better than finding healthy ways to incorporate chocolate into my food and smoothie bowls are my favourite way to do so. Here is my recipe for a delicious chocolate smoothie bowl.
Smoothie bowls are one of my favourite snacks. They are basically a smoothie in a bowl (kind of obvious) but I like to have mine a little thicker than I would when making a regular smoothie. All you need is a blender, along with the ingredients, and you are good to go.
It is the toppings which make smoothie bowls so Insta-worthy. I love getting creative, using what I can find in my kitchen to pair flavours which complement the bowl I have just created. For this chocolate smoothie, I recommend topping with fresh bananas, granola, cacao nibs, along with some peanut butter and chocolate sauce, for the ultimate combination of delicious flavours and textures.
Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Total time: 5 minutes
2 medium bananas, frozen
2 tsp cacao powder
150ml plant-based milk
15g vegan chocolate protein (optional for added protein)
1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional for thickness)
Toppings - Banana, cacao nibs, granola, desiccated coconut, peanut butter, chocolate sauce
Chop your bananas and place in the freezer overnight.
Add the frozen banana chunks to a blender along with the cacao powder and plant-based milk (I use coconut), protein powder and xanthan gum (if using), and blend until smooth. You can add additional milk depending on how thick you want your smoothie bowl to be.
Serve in a bowl with your desired toppings.
I tend to keep a rather large store of bananas in my freezer so I can make a smoothie bowl whenever I fancy, which tends to be most days...
For a kick of protein, add a scoop of your favourite vegan protein powder - For this recipe, I'd recommend a chocolate protein.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy my delicious chocolate smoothie bowl. If you do try any of my recipes I'd love to know how they turn out - tag me on Instagram @josiewalshaw!