Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Bowl

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Culinary // Food

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Bowl

By Alicia Ghio

Smoothie bowls bring a delicious and healthy “pudding” option to the breakfast table. A creamy chocolaty pudding seems like a pretty great way to start the day.
As opposed to a regular smoothie that you drink with a straw, smoothie bowls are thicker, creamier and wonderfully pudding-like. With some crunchy toppings, it’s a pleasing balance of textures and a limitless combination of flavors.

The key to the creamy, pudding texture comes from an avocado and a frozen banana. For the chocolate factor, I used some chocolate almond milk. If you’d like to regulate your sugar intake a bit more, you can use an unsweetened milk or milk alternative, unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao, and sparingly, use a sweetener like honey or maple syrup.

I like to top my smoothie bowls with some type of fresh fruit, then one or two crunchy things. In this case, I chose local ripe strawberries, flaked unsweetened coconut and, for an added healthy punch, some chia seeds.

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups Elmhurst Harvest Chocolate Almond Milk
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

Directions

  1. Place the first three ingredients into a blender.
  1. Puree until smooth.
  1. Pour into two bowls.
  1. Top each bowl with 2 sliced strawberries, 1 teaspoon coconut and 1 teaspoon chia seeds.
  1. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

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August 27, 2016

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