Metabolism boosting smoothie bowl

Healthy vegan breakfast: chocolate and berry smoothies bowls.

It’s winter and I normally don’t drink a lot of caffeine, but I need some serious injections of it today to wake up. I wanted to be a little creative with it, so I put coffee in a smoothie bowl…it’s like a jolt of awesomeness.  The smoothie bowl is also full of healthy things to support improved metabolism and weight loss, digestion, heart health and better immunity.

Coffee and cashew smoothie bowl recipe

  • Makes: 1 serving
  • Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

bananas

  • 1/4 cup cashews, soaked a minimum of six hours (soaking nuts helps to digest them better)
  • 1/2 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Ice

Optional toppings

chia-seeds

  • Teaspoon of chia seeds
  • Teaspoon of slivered coconut
  • Handful of blackberries
  • Handful of cranberries
  • A few almonds chopped
  • A couple of cherries
  • A couple of strawberries cut in half
  • Optional: Mint for garnish

Directions

Add all ingredients minus the toppings and puree until smooth. Add toppings and serve.

Nutritional information for 1 serving (based on brands used in the recipe)

  • Calories: 596 (without toppings: 369)
  • Fat:  26.5g (without toppings: 22 g)
  • Carbohydrates: 65g (without toppings: 42g)
  • Protein: 47g (without toppings: 40g)

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