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!
Article supplied by Rachel Grunwell from inspiredhealth.co.nz
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
Whip this muesli up to share with your dad for brunch. I also rate muesli as a good snack idea too in the afternoon sometimes. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I pair this with coconut yoghurt and blueberries. It’s great for satiety levels (you know, that all important “fullness factor”).
The holiday season can be a tricky time of year for those of us trying to stick to our diet goals. These chocolate truffles are packed with the natural goodness of nuts and seeds and sweetened with dates, making them the perfect, healthy contribution to any party spread or even just a delicious mid-afternoon pick-me-up.