Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

The thickest, most indulgent tasting chocolate smoothie bowl that packs in three portions of fruits and vegetables and could also be called dessert. This thick cacao packed bowl is also filled with reishi medicinal mushroom benefits and is naturally vegan and gluten-free.

It is a difficult time right now, that cannot be denied. And it is at times like this that we all need to pull together and also get a little more creative in the kitchen. With more us working from home than ever before, and with shops and ingredients being in such high demand, we may have to adapt. So how about sneaking in leftover vegetables into your breakfast or even dessert?

Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

This Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl is the thickest, most luxurious smoothie bowl come pudding I think I’ve made. The creaminess comes from fruits and vegetables. The obvious ingredient is the banana – the riper the better! Then add in some cooked sweet potato – the natural sweetness and soft texture make this smoothie/pudding bowl a dream. Simply roast a sweet potato whole for an hour until tender and scoop out the flesh or you can steam the peeled chunks, too. Allow to cool then freeze in chunks until your smoothie bowl craving hits. It’s also a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes that are turning or for when you’ve roasted up one too many.

The third portion is frozen courgette which I love adding to smoothies as it adds a great texture and creaminess without adding any vegetable flavour. Try it and you’ll soon be convinced.

And then we come to the chocolate. I love to use chocolate milk or kefir to blend up my Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl. However, you can also use your favourite plant-based milk and maybe add another teaspoon of cacao to the current tablespoon. If you want to add in some protein powder this is a great idea – my choice is chocolate or chocolate peanut blend, but vanilla would also work really well.

You’ll also see I’ve added in some reishi medicinal mushroom powder blend, but you can enjoy this chocolate pudding smoothie with or without it. I am really interested in the health benefits of such powders and am experimenting with a new purchase from Koro (get 5% off online orders with code Nourishing5). That said, do a little research as I’m not an expert!

Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Once blended up, this Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl really is the thickest and creamiest. It’s naturally gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and boasts lots of balanced nutrients – it’s got carbohydrates, fats, proteins, natural sugars, vitamins and minerals. It’s thick and indulgent, tasking good enough for dessert while packing in three of your five a day.

Serve this bowl with your favourite toppings like coconut yoghurt, chocolate spread or nut butter, fruit, granola…

If you’re looking for more breakfast inspiration, how about my Cinnamon Hemp Porridge, Cinnamon and Date Skillet Pancake, Mocha Cold Brew Overnight Oats or Peanut Butter Granola.

Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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The thickest, most indulgent tasting chocolate smoothie bowl that packs in three portions of fruits and vegetables and could also be called dessert. This thick cacao packed bowl is also filled with reishi medicinal mushroom benefits and is naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 160g sweet potato flesh, previously steamed/roasted and frozen in chunks
  • 80g frozen courgette
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp Reishi mushroom powder
  • 125ml chocolate kefir, chocolate milk or other plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 20g protein powder, optional (chocolate or vanilla work best)
  • To serve: vanilla coconut yoghurt, chocolate hazelnut spread, fruit, cacao nibs, granola

Directions


1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until thick and creamy. Add more milk as desired for a thinner consistency.
2. Serve in a bowl with your favourite toppings.
Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

I hope you will enjoy this Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl – let me know what you think below. if you make it share with me on social – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With thick smoothie bowl love x

7 thoughts on “Cacao and Reishi Thickest Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

  1. wholesome.sophie says:

    Hey Amy. You use such thought provoking words for sure and the above is so relatable. As the corona virus is getting bad. Your above smoothie bowl looks epic and I have never thought of using sweet potato, mushroom powder and chocolate 🍫 into s brekkie bowl. I love smoothie bowls but I can’t imagine the flavour. Like every food you have to try and taste for sure. 🌱👍xxxx Hope you are good and love cacao

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