This post is sponsored by Silk.
Decadent chocolate and nourishing almond butter blended together with frozen bananas and chilled almond milk. With only a few simple ingredients, it is a purely blissful treat!
Inspired by my love of this flavor combination, it makes for a great way to start the day, enjoy as a midday pick me up or end of the day treat. Add the optional toppings and take it to another level of YUM!
A few more great reasons to love this recipe…
- easy to make
- no added sugars
Gather your ingredients and get ready to fall in love! ❤️
Start by adding your frozen bananas to the blender. Add in a few ice cubes, cocoa, nut butter and milk. Blend until smooth. Serve as a smoothie bowl, as shown here, or enjoy the more traditional smoothie in a glass with a straw (preferably a wide straw). Either way, you can add a few additional topping for added flavor and texture.
For this recipe, I’ve used Silk’s unsweetened almond milk. They also make another almond milk I love, but it does have a small amount of added sugar. It’s their Protein & Nut Milk which would add an extra 10 grams of protein if used in this recipe. You may even consider adding a scoop of protein powder for more protein. Just be sure if you add the latter to add a tad more milk, starting with just a splash or two.
I call for almond butter in this recipe, but if you prefer peanut, sunflower, or cashew butter, etc., by all means use your favorite type of nut butter. Feel free to use creamy or chunky if you like.
CHOCOLATE ALMOND BUTTER SMOOTHIE BOWL
- 2 large frozen bananas (pref. overripe)
- 1/4 cup almond butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 3 – 4 ice cubes
- sliced bananas
- cocoa nibs
- chopped almonds
Place bananas, almond butter, cocoa powder, optional vanilla, milk and ice cubes into blender, blend until smooth.
Serve in small to medium-sized bowls with optional toppings of choice. For a more traditional smoothie, serve in a glass with a few of the optional toppings. Use a wide straw or spoon.
Add a level scoop of protein powder for extra protein. Use a tad more milk as needed, a splash or two at a time.
If you don’t mind a little added sugar, try Silk’s Protein & Nut Milk with this recipe. It contains 10 grams of protein per and 2 grams of sugar per serving.
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