My infatuation with that taste combo led to a whole raft of chocolate peanut butter recipes — from cakes to pancakes, to pies and even real peanut butter cups (which are pretty amazing…). Some readers even threatened to brand me as the two ingredient chef… I finally vowed never to post another chocolate peanut butter recipe, but quickly broke that promise and I’m doing it again.
Makes: 1 large serving
Combine everything in the blender. I wish I could add a lot more measures to make it sound cool, but that’s it! Here’s a few random notes that might help your bowl experience:
- 1 tsp
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1+ tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 serving stevia
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Optional: 1/2+ scoop protein powder
- Optional: maca powder or some other superfood add-ins you like
Besides being just as delicious as the oatmeal, I have found that this bowl is much simpler to make and keeps me full all morning. Who knows, perhaps this is my next 4-year obsession…
Published at Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:42:30 +0000
After making that oatmeal so often, I thought it’d be good to make something different while still preventing the more intense trauma of eating something other than peanut butter and chocolate for breakfast. How about a chocolate peanut butter smoothie bowl?! In the long run, it’s a smoothie with everything you’d expect — peanut butter, cocoa powder, cacao nibs, almond milk, chia seeds,a bit of oats, and even the optional protein and maca powders.
- Frozen banana works really well for a creamier, more ice cream-like texture.
- You can add an extra half tablespoon peanut butter if you are okay with the excess fat and want a stronger PB flavor.
- You can adjust the consistency pretty easily. If you would like a drinkable smoothie, simply add more liquid. If you want it thicker, chia seeds and/or oats are your response.
- Cacao nibs add a great flavor that’s a little different from cocoa powder, but should youn’t have them, don’t hesitate to simply add another 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder.
- I made that absurd peanut butter drizzle by stirring peanut butter and water and putting it through a squeeze bottle — it adds a wonderful style but does not do much for the flavor and probably is not worth the time unless you would like to impress people on the Instagram.
- I used vanilla Vega protein powder that’s awesome in this smoothie bowl. It adds a small sweetness (it’s sweetened with stevia too) and thickens the smoothie slightly. If you do not use this, you might want to increase the oats or chia seeds, and another half.
Source: Natural Foods