Last updated on January 30th, 2017 at 05:31 pm
I’ve been reviewing 175 Superfood Blender Recipes Book. One of the recipes I picked to test was the Chocolate, Blackberry Banana Superfood Smoothie Bowl.
I’m sharing with you a smoothie bowl recipe that I really enjoyed from 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet .
What’s a smoothie bowl? Smoothie bowls are like smoothies, except they are thicker and Instead of sipping them from a glass, you slurp them up with a spoon. You can also garnish them with scrumptious toppings like nuts, bananas, berries etc.
The Chocolate, Blackberry Banana Superfood Smoothie Bowl recipe was very easy to make. You just throw everything in the blender, mix, then top it with all the yummy toppings. I’ll admit that I didn’t find one of the ingredients. The recipe calls for roasted chicory root granules and I went up and down every grocery aisles at least 3 times and didn’t find any. I did google it and it is available online. I’ve never heard of it, but from what I can see, it can be used as a coffee substitute.Checkout this amazing Chocolate, Blackberry, Banana Superfood Smoothie Bowl from 175 Best… Click To Tweet
How easy was it to make? Checkout my YouTube video below to find out.
I’m sharing this recipe with you because I really liked it. It’s packed with nutritious foods and chocolate, nuts and bananas (what’s not to love). You’ll never know that there’s spinach in there. I’ve made this recipe several time already!
Courtesy of 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet by Marilyn Haugen & Doug Cook © 2016 www.robertrose.ca Available where books are sold.
Chocolate, Blackberry, Banana Superfood Smoothie Bowl
For all of you chocolate lovers, here is a healthy, mouth-watering smoothie bowl with berries, banana, greens and, of course, chocolate. This smoothie has bone-loving nutrients like calcium, magnesium, vitamin K and potassium. Your cardiovascular system will benefit from the carotenoids, too.
• Tall cup
1 cup – lightly packed trimmed spinach – 250 mL
1 – frozen banana, halved – 1
2⁄3 cup – frozen blackberries – 150 mL
2 tbsp – chocolate whey protein powder – 30 mL
2 tsp – cacao powder – 10 mL
2 tsp – roasted chicory root granules – 10 mL
2 tsp – granulated sugar or coconut sugar – 10 mL
4 to 6 tbsp – unsweetened almond milk – 60 to 90 mL
1⁄2 – fresh banana
1⁄4 cup – fresh or drained canned pineapple chunks – 60 mL
2 tbsp – cacao nibs – 30 mL
2 tbsp – slivered almonds – 30 mL
2 tbsp – unsweetened flaked coconut – 30 mL
1 tbsp – goji berries – 15 mL
1 tbsp – chia seeds – 15 mL
1. Smoothie: Add spinach, frozen banana, blackberries, protein powder, cacao powder, chicory root, sugar and 4 tbsp (60 mL) almond milk to the tall cup. Twist the extractor blade onto the cup to seal. Blend for 30 seconds or until thick and smooth. If smoothie is too thick, blend in more almond milk, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, for 10 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached. Using a silicone spatula, transfer smoothie to a bowl.
2. Topping: Cut fresh banana into slices. Arrange banana, pineapple, cacao nibs, almonds, coconut, goji berries and chia seeds on top of smoothie.
The base smoothie portion of a smoothie bowl is meant to be thick, almost pudding-like, in order to support the toppings. If it looks like it’s not blending well, you may need to remove the cup from the base and shake or tap it to encourage the ingredients to resettle in the cup before blending again.
Smoothie bowls are meant to have a colorful and festive patterned top. So enjoy yourself while making any pretty or mouthwatering pattern of your choosing.
Makes 1 serving