Easy cooking

The moon & the stars (smoothie bowl with chocolate balls)

IMG_6496.JPGCurrently, one of my favourite things are smoothie bowls. I love them for a few reasons; they are a nice cold treat in the summer, with a stick blender they are quick to make, you can stuff them with healthy and/or energy boosting ingredients, and they just look SO pretty! I prefer them over regular smoothies since you can add some crunch on the top and eat them with a spoon. I’ve always struggled with having a ‘drink’ for a meal (e.g soup, smoothie or even a meal replacement shake… I like chewing). Oh and baby loves them #bonus

 

This is the recipe for my happy yellow moon bowl.

For the smoothie:

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt (I use full cream homemade yogurt)
  • 1 nectarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric*
  • optional: tsp of peanut butter for a creamy protein boost

The chocolate ball recipe is a modification of @foodie.yuki ‘s recipe on Instagram. Check out her account, it’s beautiful.

For the chocolate bliss balls (this made 6 large balls):

  • 1/2 cup of raw oats
  • 1/2 cup dates (I use the compacted block, so I pull it apart and add a teaspoon of boiling water to soften it a bit)
  • 1/4 cup cranberries (you can leave the cranberries and add more dates instead)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)

Blend together all the ingredients apart from coconut oil.** Add the coconut oil until it’s sticky enough to press into balls. You won’t really be able to roll it, you will have to press it. But remember once it’s in the fridge, it hardens up.

Once it’s cooled, it’s delicious as a snack or to add texture to a smoothie bowl 🙂

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Mix all dry ingredients
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Blend/process until it has about this consistency. Then add oil

 

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Press into balls

 

 

**I used a stick blender but next time I’ll use the food processor since the stick blender kinda compacts it in the bottom. You have to keep shaking it to prevent the compressing. But I used the stick blender to save dishes since I used it afterwards for the smoothie.

*Do you guys know the benefit of turmeric? It’s amazing stuff. Read here: https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-turmeric

 

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