Snickers Smoothie Bowl
Yup, you heard that right, a Snickers Smoothie Bowl. Its all kinds of amazing and gives you full permission to eat something “snickers” like for brekkie.
I’ve included a recipe below for what I use to make my Snickers Smoothie Bowl but feel free to make it your own! The only essentials are some kind of chocolate sauce/cacao powder and peanuts 😉
Ok so you don’t need to go OTT with the decoration but this little paragraph is here to persuade you to go at least a little extra when you’re putting your smoothie bowl together. “You eat with your eyes!” and…
I wanted to tell you a little story. Its something I don’t talk about really, but one of the reasons I started making things like “smoothie bowls” and “buddha bowls” and all kinds of pretty plates was because I was seeing a therapist and she said that whilst I was struggling, it was clear everything had become a chore. She said I needed to start changing that by getting enjoyment out of basic things in life.
Whilst I was struggling through ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it wasn’t easy to have “treats”. I couldn’t do a lot, but I could at least bother making my food look a little more special. That could feel like a treat. I will always remember her saying: “I bet when your friends come round for a coffee, you pick the nicest coffee cup in the cupboard for them. But when you make one for yourself, you gravitate to the chipped, horrible one. Treat yourself like you would your friend”. The next day, I noticed myself doing exactly that & I’ve done my absolute best to change that every day since.
I consciously pick the nicer mug & I make my plates of food look the same as if I was giving them to a best friend. I try to talk to myself like I would a friend too. Do you do the same?
BANANA: Best from frozen as it’ll make for a thicker smoothie bowl (peel the banana, chop into chunks and stick in the freezer) but will also be fine from fresh.
AVOCADO: Also best from frozen (you can buy in the freezer section of the supermarket – I buy Packd from Sainsbury’s). I know some of you wont like the avocado addition in the smoothie base… but….
- I promise you, it makes for the creamiest, thickest, yummiest smoothie base and you cant taste avocado
- It comes with a whole range of nutritional benefits so it gives me a good start to the day 🙂
- Replacement: use another 1/2 of a banana
THE CHOC BIT: Basically whatever you’ve got will work…Sweet Freedom choc sauce, Nutella, Cocoa/Cacao Powder/Hot Choc Powder. BUT they will all vary in strength so just start with a bit and work up (as per my recipe). For example Bournville Cocoa Powder is super dark so you’ll only need 1-1.5 tbsp.
ICE CUBES – I really recommend you start with frozen avo & banana (or at least 1 of them frozen). If you’re not using frozen banana, you’ll probably need some ice cubes to thicken it up and make it nice and cold.
Snickers Smoothie Bowl
- 40 grams Avocado – *see "Ingredients" note above
- 1 Banana – *see "Ingredients" note above
- 100ml Almond milk/alternative
- 2 tbsp Some Kind of Choc Powder/Sauce – *see "Ingredients" note above
- 2-3 ice cubes – *see "Ingredients" note above
- 1/2 Banana
- Handful of Peanuts
- Drizzle of Peanut Butter
- Drizzle of Sweet Freedom/your fav choc sauce
- 2 small pieces of Chocolate
- Handful of other Nuts/Granola – my Ferrero Rocher Granola works amazingly here (look for it in the search bar at the top of my website)
- Sprinkle of Chia Seeds
- Start by placing all of your ingredients into a blender with 1 tbsp of the choc powder/sauce. Whizz until smooth.
- If its still a little green looking from the avo, add another 1/2 tbsp of choc powder/sauce and whizz again.
- Taste and add more choc powder/sauce if necessary. You can also add a bit of maple syrup, sweetener or even peanut butter at this stage if you like your choc smoothie bowl to be super sweet.
- Check the consistency – if its very runny and more milkshake like than ice cream, add 3 ice cubes and whizz again. >Dont freak if your smoothie maker makes a LOT of noise whilst it breaks down the ice cubes :') my dogs hate it but its worth it in the end haha
- Pour into a bowl and decorate *beautifully* with all your toppings. >Tip for your Peanut Butter: Add a spoonful to a frying pan and put it on a very low heat until it goes runny and easier to pour. Also add a tsp of water to the pan if its still quite thick and you'd like the peanut butter to go further!!
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