Valentine’s Day | Healthy Breakfast | Smoothie Bowl

February 04, 2016

This (guilt-free) bowlful-of-heavenly-goodness is a great way to kick off your V-Day morning. What says I love you more than (dark) chocolate, especially when its served in bed, right? ;)


If you have read my previous post, heart healthy, you will know that I am forever looking for ways to satisfy my unhealthy cravings in a healthy way.  Its no secret that I am a total sucker for chocolate (it also rings ro-man-tic in my head ;)). While I often substitute cacao for regular chocolate when I make dessert, this time I wanted to experiment making a breakfast dish with cacao, and baam came the idea to combine it with avocado (and of course, I loveeee all things avocado). And when its love, it goes without saying that theres (almost) always an element of red (even pink) involved, so I picked out some strawberries to make one of my favorites – a smoothie bowl. Plus, to kick it up a notch, I added some flax seeds and (homemade) granola. And voila, this smoothie bowl (a bowlful-of-heavenly-goodness) was ready in 5 mins. 

Of course, you can make a smoothie bowl with several different combinations, but this one sure seems like a perfect way to pamper that special someone (or yourself), this Valentines day (or any other day)! After all, they say, the way to someones heart is through their stomach :D


Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (you can also use cocoa powder) 
  • ½ cup milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey (you can also use agave nectar) 
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons homemade granola (you can use nuts instead)
  • 1 teaspoon grated dark chocolate 
Instructions
  1. Add avocado, cacao powder, milk, flax seeds, honey, vanilla essence to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a bowl.
  2. Top the bowl with sliced strawberries, coconut flakes, granola and sprinkle some grated dark chocolate on top. 
Are you a fan of smoothie bowl too, whats your favorite smoothie bowl combination? 


“True love is…breakfast in bed”.
xoxo,
Kusum

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