Hi lovelies, how are you all going?
I’m sorry, I haven’t been blogging as much as usual during the past month, the reason being that I’m working on this really exciting new project that’s taking all my extra time and energy – more on that later. Thankfully I’ve managed to sit my butt down during this last week and do some much needed writing and recipe testing… so your inbox will be filled with new inspiration shortly.
Ok, so back to Chocolate dessert smoothie bowls. Now if the title isn’t enough motivation to keep you reading, then how about this delicious photo……
As a Nutritionist I see clients for many different reasons, but funny enough they seem to go in cycles and often have very similar habits and cravings, which is perfect for me. Lately a few of my client’s have been craving bowls of cereal at the end of the day after dinner. Now obviously this isn’t the most ideal thing to have post dinner, since let’s be honest, unless your buying some kind of organic raw super cereal they tend to be packed with sugar and so keep you awake at night.
So I decided to come up with something that would met my client’s post dinner cravings, help them to enjoy a delicious, naughty, yet good for you treat, that is available on a plant-based diet – while also having some fun in the kitchen. I also figure 9/10 times you’ll have most of these ingredients in your fridge (well I certainly do) and so it’s really easy and quick for you to whip this up one evening and enjoy it while flicking through Netflix and unwinding from the day.
I’m using the Little Bird chocolate Grawnola in this recipe, which I talked about in this months I.E Produce post if you haven’t had a heard of it yet. I’ve so loved testing out these delicious raw grawnola’s and finding fun ways to get them into my diet.
I know the photos are a bit…what’s the word “over the top” but I was trying to channel my inner smoothie queen to get that perfect Instagram worthy shot. This basically involved throwing ingredients all over the place and hoping for the best. You should have seen the clean up after this shot, it was like a chocolate bomb went off in my kitchen.
If you do end up whipping up this chocolate smoothie bowl, then I think it should also throw ingredients around and have a play in the kitchen. I mean shouldn’t food be fun as well as delicious? I definitely think so. I’d love to see a few snaps of your creations, so make sure to tag @reneesextonwellness so I can check them out.
Enjoy lovelies and I hope this hits all of your wildest chocolate cravings.
Chocolate Dessert Smoothie Bowls:
- 2 frozen banana’s
- 1 cup of nut milk (I used the nutmylk brand or you could make your own here)
- ¼ large avocado
- 1 medjool date
- 1 tbsp. of maca powder
- 3 tbsp. of cacao powder
- Toppings: Little Bird Raw Grawnola, Pana Chocolate, desiccated coconut, mixed nuts, nut butter, banana.
- Place all the ingredients in your blender and blitz for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a bowl and then top with coconut, banana, pana chocolate, cacao nibs, nut butter and any other goodies that you like.