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Sunday, 3 March 2019

Banana Chocolate Smoothie Bowl


Banana Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, a rich and creamy sugar-free dessert is a perfect way to start your day. This chocolaty no-cook treat packed with super-food is protein rich , vegan, gluten-free and takes just 5 minutes to whip up. With healthy goodness of homemade peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa and almond milk this smoothie is delicious and can be topped with fruits and nuts of your choice. I have used banana slices, chia seeds, walnuts, pistachio and pomegranate arils as toppings. Serve it as a filling breakfast , a mid-day snack or an after-school treat.


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#GlowingSkinRecipes is the #185 theme on #FoodieMondayBlogHop. The theme was suggested by Amrita who blogs at The Food Samaritan. This healthy and delicious banana chocolate smoothie bowl is my contribution towards the theme. I often make such fuss free smoothie for my breakfast when i am pressed for time. I have added homemade peanut butter in this recipe.


Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 bowl
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon proteinX powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
Toppings:
  •  Banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
  • 2-3 walnuts chopped
  • Few pistachios slivered
Method:
  1. In a blender add almond milk, banana, cocoa powder, proteinx powder, peanut butter and honey if using . Pulse to get a creamy lump-free smoothie.


2. Transfer the banana chocolate smoothie in a bowl and garnish with your favourite toppings. I have topped the smoothie with banana slices, pomegranate arils, chia seeds, walnuts and pistachio. Serve immediately .


 Recipe Notes:
  • You may use any plant based milk or skimmed low-fat milk to make this smoothie.
  • I have used homemade peanut butter in this recipe. Click here for the recipe. 
  • You may add up to 1/2 cup of raw baby spinach as well while blending the smoothie.
  • Any combination of fresh and dry fruits or seeds can be used as toppings to this smoothie bowl.
  • Vegans may skip honey and add dates syrup or keep the smoothie plain without any sweetener.
  • I have used vanilla flavor proteinX powder in this recipe. You may use chocolate flavor too if you wish.
  • Oats powder can be added to the smoothie for a thicker smoothie.

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14 comments :

  1. the riot of colours is so alluring for the perfect morning breaky, Poonam ! nuts and fruits in a chocolatey base is so inviting for kids, especially !

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    1. Thank you Kalyani. Best part is that under the name chocolate smoothie you can easily hide and feed the fussy eaters with other healthy ingredients like seeds and nuts.

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  2. Such a beautiful looking healthy bowl. Amazing beautifully styled. Kids and Adults both will surely love it. Mouth watering.

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    1. I am glad you like the styling Ruchi. This smoothie bowl is a treat for kids and adults alike. Thank you.

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  3. That smoothie bowl looks absolutely delicious! Brilliant choice of ingredients. Love it!

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  4. Who can say no to this delicious bowl loaded with nutrients!! Loved the ingredients and the presentation!!

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  5. Who can refuse such a yummy bowl of smoothie. Beautifully done n presented. Live this bowl n its street for young n old alike.

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  6. Healthy and tasty smoothie 👌👌

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  7. banana chocolate smoothie bowl looking great. I dont make smoothies but my husband loves it a lot. bookmarking.

    By the way, since morning I am trying to open your FB profile but unable to do so. cant even see any of your on my timeline.... hope everything is ok. commented here to tell you..

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  8. Excellent share Poonam. So colourful and nutritious. I am sure taste is also great. I love different kinds of smoothies. One more addition in my list.

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  9. Ideal post workout meal I would say esp with the protein powder you have added. Love the loaded smoothie bowl Poonam.

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  10. Its been ages since I've made a smoothie bowl. I love the how you've added home made peanut butter and chocolate is definitely the main temptation. Smoothie bowl looks so inviting.

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  11. This bowl of delicious smoothie is irresistible.Loved the addition of homemade peanut butter. Homemade is always the best.

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  12. Such a beautiful bowl of goodness. You have presented it so well that i will never feel like digging into it. Awesome

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