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You can whip this up in just a few minutes and eat it, or pop it in the fridge for a snack later on after exercising. It’s healthy and nutritious and you won't feel one bit guilty when scoffing it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Avocado is the hero ingredient in this recipe, which could just as easily be whipped up for a dessert. I love avocados. They are ugly-as, but sure are delicious and nutritious. The healthy fats in avocados can help your skin to glow too. I styled this smoothie bowl with some toppings I had at-hand in the kitchen, but you don't need all these fancy toppings. The recipe is yum all on its own. 


Nutrient-Rich Chocolate Smoothie Bowl




1 ripe avocado (skin off, stone removed)

1 frozen banana

3 fresh plump dates (stones removed)

1⁄2 cup nut milk (almond milk, cashew milk, or everyday milk is fine)

1 tablespoon raw, organic cacao powder (I use the LifeFoods brand)

1 teaspoon almond oil

1 teaspoon manuka honey (I recommend The True Honey Co brand)



Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix into a smooth consistency. Pour the mixture into a smoothie bowl and then "dig" it out with a spoon. Add a topping if you feel like being a fancy-pants. For an added protein boost add some Les Mills Good Protein


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Rachel Grunwell - Les Mills Contributor


Rachel is a magazine wellness columnist, qualified yoga teacher, wellness ambassador, keen marathoner, healthy recipe creator, and director of the lifestyle website Inspiredhealth which inspires Kiwis to live a healthy and happy life.