The Funky Monkey Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes
12 oz. of extra firm tofu (340 grams)
2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon of fine sea salt
2 tablespoons of almond butter
3 large medjool dates, pitted
4 large very ripe bananas
1First, cut your extra firm tofu into cubes and add it to the blender cup along with the freshly squeezed lemon juice, vanilla, salt, dates and almond butter, followed by the bananas.
2Screw the blade base onto the blender cup and blend until creamy, about 1 minute. If using a traditional blender with the blade on the bottom of the container, just add the ingredients in reverse order and blend.
3Scoop the healthy 'nana mixture, which will be the consistency of loose pudding, into three bowls and top with chopped walnuts and cacao nibs.
4Notes: How ripe is a very ripe banana? The perfect smoothie bowl banana will be past the point where you would typically eat it just out of the peel. It will be soft and speckled all over with black spots indicating that the starches have changed to simple sugars.
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