I miss smoothies and smoothie bowls in the colder months. Opting for something more comforting like baked oats or pancakes/waffles if time allows. But the other day I was craving one, and a friend of mine gave me an awesome idea, a hot smoothie bowl. Think hot chocolate, but with more goodness and flavour, think a peppermint hot chocolate smoothie bowl. There is no reason why you can’t make those lovely bowls warmer. This one has been a life saver the last week. We have had hard frosts and cold, clear nights. When I crawl out of bed before sun rise and need some fuel for my pre-work gym class, this is the thing for me.
This comforting drink is packed with protein, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and fibre. Almonds, chia seeds, raw cacao and some awesome mint chocolate protein powder are pretty much all that’s needed for this bad boy. My beloved Froothie Optimum G2.1 blender blitzed this up in no time, 30 seconds or so is all it needs, just enough to crush the chia seeds down. I used a mint chocolate flavoured vegan protein powder in this, there are plenty available but this one has to be a favourite of mine. It’s got me feeling all festive!
On another topic, you may have noticed that there’s a few more non-recipe related posts popping up. As Rough Measures grows, I am finding and discovering new opportunities. I am not sure where this blog of mine will take me, but so far it’s been a pretty amazing couple of years. I want to fill this space with snippets of my explorations, fill it with words of passion for life. There will always be recipes, and these will hopefully be developing and changing too. I want to develop my skills, meet new people and see new places, so expect to see some reviews and lifestyle things thrown into the mix here. I hope you’ll stick with me on this journey.
Now, let’s make this peppermint hot chocolate smoothie bowl shall we?
- 1 banana - peeled
- ½ cup / 60g ground almonds
- 1 scoop mint chocolate chip protein powder
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 250ml hot water
- Optional toppings; chia seeds, slithered almonds, goji berries
- Add everything into a blender
- Blend for 30 seconds
- Pour into bowls
- Sprinkle with toppings such as chia seeds, slithered almonds and goji berries.
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