Cashew and Almond Butter Chocolate Smoothie Bowls – 2 recipes

Freedom!!! I want to yell, Braveheart-style. This Wednesday I handed in my last assignment. Done. No more essays, no more presentations. But like William Wallace, I’ve only fought one battle, and the big one is yet to come: the dreaded Dissertation. IMG_1686 But I’ve earned a week of respite before I start researching, analysing and writing again. Oh and I’ve got myself a new part-time job. No rest for the wicked… At least I will always have chocolate. Raw, nourishing, soul-soothing, super creamy chocolate. Everyone is raving about smoothie bowls these days, making the healthiest and most colourful creations, but I’m happy with a bowl of liquid chocolate for breakfast. I’ve earned it. IMG_1693 IMG_1687 I bought my cashew butter from Sainsbury’s but you can make your own, of course. You needn’t add protein powder, as I have; there are more notes on adaptations you can make at the bottom of this post.

Creamy Cashew Butter Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

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2 bananas a handful of spinach
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp lucuma powder
1 scoop protein powder
250ml (1 cup) almond milk
1 tbsp runny cashew butter
pistachios and grated zest of an orange to serve

Save a few slices of banana for the topping. Blend the rest of the bananas, cacao, lucuma, protein powder and almond milk till smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with the banana slices, a few pistachios, cashew butter and orange zest. Enjoy immediately 🙂

IMG_1655 You know I’m a convert to coconut sugar by now. I just love its butterscotch flavour, and what better way to enjoy coconut sugar than with a bowl of chocolate smoothie? It all looks a bit brown, granted, so feel free to add a pop of colour with some juicy berries, nuts and seeds, or goji berries. Get creative, and if you decide to recreate the recipe, snap a photo and share it, I love to see your creations! IMG_1656 IMG_1660

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl

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1 banana
1 apple a handful of spinach
250ml (1 cup) almond milk
1 tbsp almond butter (runny)
1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp lucuma powder
a dash of cinnamon powdered stevia (optional)
coconut sugar for sprinkling

Slice the apple and banana. Save a few slices for the toppings. Blend all the ingredients except the slices for the toppings and the coconut sugar. Pour into a bowl and arrange your toppings. Sprinkle over some extra cinnamon and some coconut sugar. Add an extra drizzle of almond butter if desired.

You could use avocado in these smoothies instead of apple or banana, or reduce the amount of almond milk to make it extra creamy. Other topping ideas are nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, goji berries, chopped dates, peanut butter, berries, … this is not an exhaustive list. These recipes are pretty versatile so feel free to tweak it as suits you.

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What’s your favourite smoothie bowl recipe?

Love and cookies,

12 thoughts on “Cashew and Almond Butter Chocolate Smoothie Bowls – 2 recipes

  1. I’ve yet to try a smoothie bowl but these look an absolute treat!

    They’ll be perfect dissertation food too – sweet and comforting but nourishing too (as someone who has written two dissertations, I wish I’d had these to carry me along!)

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  2. These look just amazing – normally I need something I can chew for breakfast but right now these look so tempting… kind of want to make one right now! xD But I don’t have any maca or lucuma powder… never heard of them to be honest! According to google, seems maca is used like flour and lucuma is a kind of sweetener… could you tell me why you’ve chosen to use these particular ingredients in this recipe?:)

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    • I tend to put maca in all my smoothies because it’s supposed to help balance women’s hormones, but it also just tastes great. Drea from Oh Dear Drea wrote a great blog post about how maca has helped ease her menstrual cramps (, and I’ve read similar reports from other women. I’ve had issues with my hormones, losing periods, etc. so I thought it was worth a shot. Maca also goes great with chocolate because (to me, at least) it has a flavour similar to coffee. Lucuma tastes a bit like caramel, so again, it pairs well with chocolate. I’ve never used them as flour, though.


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