10 Mar Choc Berry Smoothie Bowl
Missing the sugar and refined carbs, this smoothie recipe is loaded with healthy fats, anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants – it packs a nutritional punch! This dessert is our go-to on the weekends and is much easier on your blood sugar levels than those purchased in health food cafes. I often caution clients on purchasing smoothies as many have large quantities of sugar hidden under the guise of fruit. While fruit is most certainly nutritious, we must be careful of the types of fruit we eat on a regular basis and the quantity. Serve this sugar conscious recipe as breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert! The avocado in this bowl means it is deliciously. smooth and creamy and the added nuts and seeds help boost our daily healthy fat and fibre content. Cacao is a powerful anti-inflammatory food that is particularly great for us ladies as it is a wonderful hormone regulator.
Gluten, grain, dairy and sugar-free. Low carb, keto, paleo and vegan friendly.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Makes 1 serve
Approximate calories: 283 per bowl
Protein-10g, Net carbs – 13g, Healthy fat-21g
- 1/2 avocado
- 4 teaspoons raw cacao
- 4 teaspoons stevia (Natvia)
- Small handful organic frozen mixed berries
- 1 tray ice
- 1/2 cup cold pressed almond milk (I like ‘Inside Out’ brand) or coconut milk (I like Ayam)
- 1/4 cup water
- Fresh organic berries
- Shredded coconut
- Chia seeds
- Cacao nibs
- Chopped nuts or seeds
- Halve the avocado, remove the pit, slice the flesh of avocados into small cubes (this will make the blending process faster).
- Combine ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth (add more water if your blender is struggling to move it). Be sure to taste test (to make sweeter or more chocolatey just add more cacao or stevia).
- Pour into to bowl and decorate with favourite toppings (We use cacao nibs, coconut, a few berries and chia seeds).
Download the PDF Version: Choc Berry Smoothie Bowl
You could substitute berries for half a banana, or some natural peanut butter. Just remember that the sugar in fruits adds up fast!
Tip – Freeze into popsicle molds for kids and adults to enjoy as ice blocks!