CINQUE CIOCCOLATO SMOOTHIE BOWL

Cinque Cioccolato Smoothie Bowl

So here I am sitting in my kitchen or what will be my kitchen when it’s finished, typing recipes onto my computer and just finishing off devouring this creamy bowl of deliciousness.  Its a sunny autumn (fall) day and it’s this kind of weather that makes you feel good to be alive even if I am coughing and splattering.

Do you ever crave something so much so, especially when you’re unwell?  Well let me tell you, nothing puts me off food, but it seems that I tend to crave Chocolate, especially when unwell.  No, not the stuff in the shops.  The only resemblance between that and real chocolate is the colour.  Im talking about real chocolate made from a few ingredients like raw cacao, cacao butter and a natural sweetener like maple syrup, coconut nectar or coconut sugar.  Not one that you need a science degree to work out the ingredients.  Real chocolate, the way it should be, full of antioxidants and flavour, satisfying your craving at one piece and not a whole block and  then dealing with the consequences of the sugar spikes. 

From raw cacao, to cacao nibs, chocolate sauces, choc rocks and creamy mylk choc truffles is born this…..Cinque Cioccolato translating to 5 chocolates and it surely lives up to it’s name. 

Not to mention the other goodies that are in amongst all that chocolate like the creaminess of the frozen bananas and avocado, to the Ashwagandha powder which gives you a pick me up and helps reduce stress among other things, no need for drugs to make you feel good! Then theres the pepita butter, nothing but mooshed up pumpkin seeds and a great source of antioxidants and magnesium.  Now for a healthy dose of probiotics I’ve used Coyo Brand natural coconut yogurt.  Are there anymore reasons as to why you should try it, yes definitely but I’m not here to sell you anything.  I’m sharing something with you because it tastes good and is good for you – simple as that!

Now you might think I’m babbling on and I’m sorry if it seems like that.  Everyday of my life I’m creating recipes and I get excited.  I’m trying to improve my health and in the process help you too!  If eating something delicious has benefits other than filling a hole in your tummy at meal times then why not give it a go? What have you got to lose?

Ok I’ll stop the babbling, finish typing this recipe then go outside for the last of todays sunshine and warmth.  If you decide to make it then leave a comment and send me a photo.  Love to see your creations. 

CINQUE CIOCCOLATO SMOOTHIE BOWL

2 frozen Bananas
1/4 cup Pepita Butter
1/4 cup Raw Cacao (unlike cocoa which has been roasted at high temperatures and devoid of enzymes, raw cacao is cold pressed un-roasted cacao beens and has living enzymes)
1 teaspoon (5 grams) Ashwagandha Powder
1/2 medium Avocado
1/4 cup Natural, unflavoured Coconut Yogurt ( I use Coyo Brand)
1/2 – 3/4 cup Coconut Milk (I use Milk lab co)

 

TOPPINGS

Chocolate Sauce, mint flavour (Nib +Noble Brand-available online from simply nero )
Choc rocks ( available online from Rumbles paleo)
Cacao Nibs
Organic cashew caramel filled mylk truffles ( available in store and online from The Source Bulk Foods)- DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO NUTS
Coconut
Streusli or Granola

METHOD

 

Put into blender the bananas, pepita butter, cacao, ashwagandha powder, avocado, coconut yogurt and coconut milk.

Blend until smooth.  You may need to stop the blender and stir/scrape the contents in the jug so as to thoroughly blend.

Scoop into bowl and top with the above mentioned chocolates or your favourites, add some granola, streusli and coconut.  Serve

 

Serves 1

 

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