Say hello to one of my favorite quick and easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner; banana and cacao fruit smoothie bowl! Here’s another cacao fruit smoothie bowl recipe with a twist, blended frozen banana. Suppose you’re a fan of smoothie bowls. In that case, you’ll fall in love with the distinct delicious tangy taste of the frozen cacao fruit and the sweetness of a frozen overripe banana. But the real bonus comes from all the compounds and wellness benefits that the cacao fruit consists of:
Alkaloid theobromine // which makes it ideal for combatting low energy and fatigue.
Antioxidants // help protect against and repair the damage done to our bodies by molecules.
Potassium // regulate the nervous system, promotes healthy blood circulation, and decreases the chances of a stroke, kidney stones, and osteoporosis.
Magnesium // repairs DNA, converts food into energy, and is important to muscle health.
To make this cacao fruit smoothie bowl, you’ll have to freeze the cacao fruit pouch and one peeled banana, usually, do it the night before. Before blending this masterpiece, I recommend letting the cacao fruit pouch thaw for 15 minutes. After that, plop the cacao fruit, frozen banana, some non-dairy milk (we used almond), and cacao nibs into the blender and blend until everything is smooth and done! Feel free to add vegan chocolate or vanilla protein powder for additional benefits or flavor.
Now to the best part, the toppings! This is where you can go wild! You don’t exactly have to follow us, but we used fresh bananas, mangos, toasted coconut, goji berries, raisins, pumpkin seeds, cashews, hemp seeds, and cinnamon. If you need some direction on what to use, I usually think,
“What would I dip in chocolate?”
But, you can’t go wrong with any typical smoothie bowl toppings. Every combination we’ve tried always ends up being delicious!
Banana and Cacao Fruit Smoothie BowlCourse: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, SnackCuisine: Gluten-Free
1 cacao smoothie pack
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup non-dairy milk (we used almond)
2 tbsp cacao nibs
Assorted toppings (fresh fruit, granola, seeds, coconut, etc.)
- Freeze the cacao fruit smoothie pouch and the banana.
- Combine all smoothie base ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour blended content into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings!