Neapolitan Smoothie Bowl (Healthy & Vegan) Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes
2 large ripe bananas
¼ cup (2 oz.) of unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of fine sea salt
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 large medjool dates, pitted
2 cups of cauliflower florets, steamed and frozen
3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
½ cup of fresh strawberries for topping
1Cauliflower that has been frozen and slightly thawed produces a creamier texture when blended, so let it sit on the counter while you gather your other ingredients.
2Add the bananas, almond milk, and vanilla to a blender container, followed by the salt, peanut butter, dates, and cauliflower.
3Securely attach the lid to your container and blend until creamy, starting at low speed and working up to medium speed. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides of the container or use the tamper (with a Vitamix) to push the food down and around toward the blade. This will take about a minute or more, depending on what type of blender you are using.
4Pour 2/3 of the vanilla mixture, which will be the consistency of pancake batter, into two bowls. Then add the cacao powder to the remaining 1/3 of the mixture and blend.
5Scoop the chocolate mixture on top of the vanilla mixture and top with fresh strawberries.
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