Just imagine it…sitting down for breakfast or for dessert in front of a giant bowl of cold, creamy, chocolaty goodness and it’s all good for you, guilt-free, healthy, and vegan. And it’s CHOCOLATE, people!
The two main ingredients in this smoothie bowl (bananas and cacao powder) are proven to boost your mood, your energy levels, and your brain function. They are rich in nutrients that help your digestive health, your heart and bone health, and the health of your muscles and nerves. Plus, the antioxidants are anti-aging and keep your skin nice! Win-win-win!
chocolate peanut butter smoothie bowl
(makes 2 servings)
- 4 bananas, frozen and chopped
- 2 heaping tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 T. nut butter (I used peanut butter)
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted, or your choice of sweetener (stevia, agave, maple syrup), optional
- a few ice cubes to make it frosty
Place everything in a small blender or food processor. If you are having trouble blending, you might need a few tablespoons of liquid like cold coffee, water or almond milk.
You can also let your frozen bananas thaw for about 10 minutes and/or chop them into smaller pieces. Remember, though, if you add too much liquid, your ice cream will be a smoothie and you’ll need a straw!
A note about adding sweeteners: I don’t personally add them, as I think the bananas are sweet enough on their own. However, a few of my taste-testers thought that this could use a little more sweetness, so I added the dates, and it certainly is delicious this way as well! Yum!
Blend until creamy and smooth.
Spoon into bowls and add toppings.
raw cacao nibs (pictured above) or chocolate chips
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.
chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds
sliced almonds, chopped walnuts or pecans
You can add anything you can think of, really! Be creative!
Here is another smoothie bowl I made with some different toppings. If you try it and like it, leave me a comment below!! I’d love to hear from you!
In my experience, a food processor works the best for making nice cream or smoothie bowls. I have found that it does a better job of blending the frozen bananas without having to add too much liquid.