This Fruit and Chocolate Smoothie Bowl not only tastes wonderfully chocolaty but is filled with antioxidants and nutrients. Have it as a quick energy breakfast or as an afternoon/mid morning snack.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Barleans. All opinions, photos and recipe are mine.
Smoothie bowls are easy to make. Just add all the ingredients to the blender bowl and pulse for a minute or two. Having the ingredients already cut in the freezer or fridge makes it even more easier in the morning.
Your pre-teens or teens will be able to make themselves a healthy breakfast or snack with this meal. There are days when I add more almond milk to this and the kids sip it on the way to the school , but as for me I like the thick texture with the shredded coconut sprinkled on top ?.
Before I forget
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Everything that goes into this smoothie bowl is considered health food – cocoa , fruits , milk and chia seeds.
The chocolate used here (cocoa) is from Barlean’s. Barlean’s is one of the sponsors for this years #choctoberfest. They have a wonderful collection of natural , vegan and responsibly sourced products. If you are transitioning to a vegan lifestyle or are just looking for more healthful options, checkout their line of products. Follow them on facebook , instagram or twitter to know more .
Barlean’s say they are “ Your trusted source for chocolaty goodness super food nutrition”, and in my experience it has been true. Not just in chocolaty goodness but in other health food categories as well.
Check out my post using Barleans butter flavored coconut milk here.
Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens Powder
This smoothie bowl is made with Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens Powder. Amazingly they have found a way to make chocolate even more of a super food! Chocolate Greens Silk powder is loaded with antioxidants from cocoa (fair-trade of course) and nutrients from more than a dozen fruits and veggies. It’s also vegan and devoid of major allergens AND loaded with fiber.
So the natural question to ask is – “ Ok it is good for you, but is it good ?”. Well to my delight it did taste absolutely delicious and CLEAN! My one major gripe with energy/supplement powders is that it leaves a gritty, chalky or slimy feel. There is none of that here. It tastes simply chocolaty
I prefer to make this smoothie bowl with non dairy milk. The flavors blend together much better with almond or coconut milk. If you prefer regular milk, by all means go with it.
Chia seeds are here for two reasons – one it makes the smoothie slightly thicker and two it is also a powerhouse of nutrition. Since chia seeds have a lot of good fiber and can absorb quite a large amount of water , it helps one feel full longer.
All of these go into the blender and after a few pulses out comes the smoothie !!! As you can see this smoothie has been made multiple times !
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Fruit And Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
- 1 C Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Banana Sliced
- ½ C Chopped Strawberries
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Scoop Barlean’s Chocolate Green Silk Notes
- 1 C Ice
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- Sliced Bananas
- Sliced Strawberries
- Chopped Nuts
- In a blender bowl combine all the ingredients for the smoothies and blend till uniform.
- Transfer to the serving bowl and serve with your choice of toppings, or divide into 1 to 2 freezer safe containers and freeze up to 2 weeks.
- If Chocolate silk is not available use unsweetened cocoa. But I highly recommend using Chocolate Silk Greens Powder.
- The recipe can be makes enough as 1 meal or 2 snacks.
- Use frozen or fresh fruits.
Disclosure : This is a sponsored post for Barleans. All opinions are mine .
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