For all of you chocolate lovers, here is a healthy, mouth-watering smoothie bowl with berries, bananas, greens and of course – chocolate. One of the many amazing recipes from my book 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your NutriBullet.
This recipe has a lot of great ingredients such as fresh spinach, banana, blackberries, cacao powder, chicory root and nutritional powerhouse garnishes like chia seeds, goji berries, cacao nibs and almonds. It’s loaded with nutrients that will benefit you from head to toe; nourishing the brain, cardiovascular system and digestive tract while pleasing your taste buds as well; in a word d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!
Chocolate, Blackberry, & Banana Superfood Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup 250 ml lightly packed spinach
- 1 frozen banana halved
- 2/3 cup 150 ml frozen blackberries
- 2 tbsp 15 ml chocolate whey protein powder
- 2 tsp 10 ml cacao powder (raw is best, add more for a more intense chocolate flavour)
- 2 tsp 10 ml roasted chicory root granules
- 2 tsp 10 ml granulated sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup 75 ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 fresh banana peeled
- 1/4 cup 50 ml fresh or canned pineapple chunks, drained
- 2 tbsp 30 ml cacao nibs
- 2 tbsp 30 ml slivered almonds
- 2 tbsp 30 ml unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp 15 ml goji berries
- 1 tbsp 15 ml chia seeds
Add spinach, frozen banana, blackberries, protein powder, cacao powder, chicory root and almond milk to the tall cup. Twist the extractor blade onto the cup to seal. Turn the cup upside down and press and turn cup into the power base for 30 seconds, or until thick and smooth. If smoothie is too thick, add additional almond milk in small amounts and blend until desired consistency.
Remove cup from base. Twist off the extractor blade. Using a silicone spatula, transfer the smoothie to a bowl.
Cut fresh banana into slices. Arrange bananas, pineapple, almonds, coconut flakes, goji berries and chia seeds on the top of the smoothie.
The base smoothie portion of a smoothie bowl is meant to be thick, almost pudding like, in order to support the toppings. You may need to remove the cup from the cup from the base and shake it or tap it to mix ingredients and then return the cup to the power base for more extraction time.
Smoothie bowls are meant to have a colorful and festive patterned top. So enjoy yourself arranging the topping to make any pretty or mouth-watering patter of your choosing.
175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your NutriBullet will be available in Chapters and Indigo in Canada, and Barnes & Noble in the US, and will be available in Costco Canada too. Of course you can also order it on Amazon.ca or Amazon.com today!!