When I took a big spoonful of this smoothie, I could hardly believe that it was really healthy. If you’re into all things chocolaty, thick, and creamy, this bowl is for you. It has become a favorite of mine and I am so excited to be sharing it with you all.
The inspiration to create this smoothie bowl came from an avocado-based chocolate mouse that I had at a vegan restaurant a few weeks ago. While I had been skeptical of the avocado in a dessert, I was amazed by how thick and creamy it was. Thus, motivation came to create a healthy version or this dessert with more ingredients to make up a huge, frozen bowl.
The ingredients in this smoothie really make the texture perfect. Japanese yams are naturally dry and starchy, bananas are naturally sweet, cauliflower is a great thickener, and avocado is creamy. Friends, this smoothie might sound like a lot of effort, but I promise it is 100% worth it.
Give this smoothie bowl a try. Treat Yo Self. Be sure to take a picture of your bowl, post it on Instagram and tag @thelocalsprout so I can see all your creations! Enjoy!
- ¼ avocado
- ½ banana, frozen
- ½ japanese yam, steamed and frozen
- ½ cup cauliflower, frozen
- ½ cup plant-based milk (I used cashew milk)
- 1 Tbsp. cacao powder*
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon (optional)
- Place all ingredients in blender*. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping the edges halfway through to ensure evenness.
- Pour into cup, sprinkle with toppings if desired and serve immediately.
**If you plan on making smoothies frequently, I definitely suggest investing in a good blender. (I went through 3 cheep blenders over the course of one semester in college. no joke). I love my vitamix - probably one of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received. It literally holds up anything. You can buy them certified refurbished which helps cut the cost and still gives you a great product.