Whether you want a superfood-packed dessert alternative, a fun and customizable snack, or an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, all you need are a few minutes and a handful of ingredients to whip up this Banana Chocolate Chunk Smoothie Bowl recipe.
Banana Chocolate Chunk Smoothie Bowl
I can pass up cake, forgo cookies, and even walk right past that tray of brownies, but if there is ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, or pretty much any frozen treat in the vicinity, and all bets are off. Willpower and self-control go out the window. Whoever decided that half a cup is the right serving size had no idea what they were doing. And the sad thing is, while I enjoy every spoonful while I am eating it, the next day all of that dairy and sugar really doesn’t do wonders for how I feel.
So every year give up ice cream for Lent. I need to prove to myself that I can go forty days without it, and I need to remind myself that I feel so much better without a once or twice weekly ice cream hangover. This helps me get my portion control back in check when I do start eating it again.
However, I must say, I totally cheat. Well, in a way I cheat. I find cold creamy alternatives to my favorite dessert, and somehow I feel like these don’t count, since, you know, it’s like fruit and stuff – smoothies, banana “nice cream”, even yogurt parfaits. And now, this…
Have you been seeing smoothie bowls popping up all over Pinterest and Facebook and all of your favorite food blogs? Instead of slurping a smoothie through a straw, it’s made a little thicker, poured into a bowl, and topped with all kinds of good stuff like nuts, seeds, and fruit. You can totally pack tons of good stuff into a yummy bowl, and when you make it with a frozen banana and some cocoa powder, like my Banana Chocolate Chunk Smoothie Bowl recipe, it’s almost like eating a chocolaty, creamy frozen dessert. But it’s a chocolaty, creamy frozen dessert that’s totally acceptable to eat for breakfast. Plus I find that eating with a spoon versus drinking through a straw, and adding some crunchy elements helps make it more satisfying.
Another thing that helps keep your belly full is by adding protein with Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative…
Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative is smooth and creamy, plant-powered with soy protein, and packed with calcium and vitamin D, but it’s free of cholesterol, dairy, lactose, gluten, carrageenan, and casein. It’s also Non-GMO Project Verified. And now besides the 5.3 oz. cups makes with real fruit, you can also get the Vanilla and now a new Plain variety in 24 oz. containers that are perfect for using in recipes. Plus with the new Plain variety, you can use it in savory recipes and control the amount of sugar, if that is a concern for you. It’s time for you to Taste the Goodness in all of the varieties of Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative, so make sure you grab a coupon.
And then go eat some chocolate. For breakfast. And #TastetheGoodness!
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Banana Chocolate Chunk Smoothie Bowl
Whip this up in no time for a guilt-free dessert, fun snack, or an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast.
- Add the banana, Silk Non-Dairy Yogurt Alternative, and cocoa powder to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. You may need to stop the machine and move things around with a spatula once or twice in order to get it to blend completely.
- Pour into a bowl and top with nuts, cacao nibs or chocolate, chia seeds, and fruit, if desired.
Here are some more ways to #TastetheGoodness with Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative from me…
- Maple Cinnamon Blueberry Smoothie
- Coconut Chia Granola Clusters
- Black Forest Smoothie
As well as from my friends…
- Double Chocolate Granita from Vegan in the Freezer
- Healthy Ambrosia Salad from Wonky Wonderful
- Cinnamon Apple Pancakes from Amy’s Healthy Baking
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.