Smoothie bowls. What do you think when I say those two words?
Loads of sugar, not much nutrients and perhaps a sweet treat?
Think again Sista! My Cacao and Peanut Butter smoothie is incredibly low in sugar – only natural sugar from the banana – and packed full of fibre, good fats and protein. It’s also devilishly tasty… but don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself!
50ml of your choice of nut mylk, or water
1 small banana (frozen, overnight)
1 tbsp of raw (organic) cacao
1 tsp of flax seeds
1 tsp of chia seeds
1 tsp of natural peanut butter
½ scoop of protein powder (I use a pea and rice protein but if you are open to dairy option a whey protein is also fine!)
To make this into a smoothie, add a further 100-150ml of water
Add the small frozen banana into the blender / nutri-bullet with your mylk or water. I like to add the water first to ensure that none of the powders stick to the bottom of your blending device!
Add in the cacao, flax seeds, chia seeds, peanut butter and protein powder.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Pour into your bowl of choice and top with your favourite toppings – like granola, fruit, chia seeds or nuts and seeds.
Feel free to add, change or swap out any of the ingredients! Customise and personalise, do what’s right for your body.
You know those day when all you feel like is a decadent, delicious, chocolate treat? Perhaps even for breakfast! Well there's a few reasons why this might be the case...
1. You're a chocoholic just like me
2. Sometimes you like the sweeter things in life
3. Your chocolate cravings are trying to tell you something...!
Believe it or not, the cravings we have often reflect the things we are deficient in. Chocolate cravings in particular can indicate low magnesium - which is what raw cacao is surprisingly high in. But reaching for a block of chocolate won't provide you with a worthy dose of magnesium - just a high dose of sugar, additives and dairy products. So instead give my Chocolatey Chia Pudding a try. It's still loaded with the goods and undeniably tasty!
Time: 5 minutes prep / set overnight (or 2hrs)
¼ cup of Chia Seeds
½ cup of mylk (I used Inside Out’s Almond Milk)
1 tbsp of cacao
2 tsp of vanilla essence
Place chia seeds in a bowl and pour over the milk. Whisk together with a fork to make sure they combine evenly. Add in the cacao and vanilla essence, and continue to whisk. Once all the ingredients have combined and the chia seeds start to expand, place the mix in the bowl / cup / jar / container, whatever you wish to set it in. Place it in the fridge overnight, or for 2 hours.
Top with your favourite fruits, yoghurt and granola – like my sugar-free granola – and then, enjoy!